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Henry Playford


Biographical info

Henry Playford (1657-1709) was a London music publisher, son of John Playford. His 'Scotch' measures precede the strathspey genre, and no composers' names are given. (Alburger, 25-27) His use of the old-style typsetting rather than the fashionable new engraving process led to a decline in business (Grove).

Sources authored by Henry Playford

Title Year Edition
A Collection of Original Scotch-Tunes 1700