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John Playford


Biographical info

John Playford (1623-1686/87) was born in Norwich, and possibly attended the cathedral choir school; he then moved to London to be apprenticed to a London publisher, publishing The English Dancing Master, which ran to many editions. (Alburger, 19-21) Besides his own publishing business, he was also a vicar-choral at St Paul's Cathedral, and towards the end of his life, a clerk to the Temple Church. (Grove)

Sources authored by John Playford

Title Year Edition
Apollo's Banquet 1678