Playford for Mandolin (Book)
121 Tunes from the Playford Dancing Masters
30538
From 1651 to 1728 John Playford, his son Henry, and John Young published multiple editions of the Dancing Master-collections of dance instructions and musical accompaniment. Over 500 distinct tunes were printed in these volumes and they give us one of the best pictures of English popular dance music in the 17th and early 18th centuries. This book presents 121 of these tunes adapted for the mandolin-all are written in standard notation and tablature, with chord symbols. Several pieces have been transposed in ...more
Product Number:
30538
Format:
Book
Skill Level:
Intermediate
Notation Type:
Standard Notation and Tab
Pages:
128
Binding:
Squareback Saddle Stitched
Size:
8.75 x 11.75
ISBN13:
978-07866-9910-0
Series:
None
Publisher:
Mel Bay Publications, Inc.
Date Published:
5/3/2017
From 1651 to 1728 John Playford, his son Henry, and John Young published multiple editions of the Dancing Master-collections of dance instructions and musical accompaniment. Over 500 distinct tunes were printed in these volumes and they give us one of the best pictures of English popular dance music in the 17th and early 18th centuries. This book presents 121 of these tunes adapted for the mandolin-all are written in standard notation and tablature, with chord symbols. Several pieces have been transposed into more mandolin-friendly keys. Suitable for use in teaching and performance, many of these tunes are still played by musicians today both for pleasure and dance accompaniment.
Playford for Mandolin

Alchurch 7
All in a Garden Green 8
Amaryllis 9
Apley House 10
Argiers 11
Bartholomew Fair 12
Bellamira 13
Bishop of Bangor’s Jig 14
Black and Grey 15
Blackheath 16
Boatman 17
Bonny Dundee 18
Bonny Grey-Ey’d Morn 19
Bouzer Castle 20
Bury Fair 21
Buskin 22
Captain’s Maggott 23
Chelsea Reach 24
Cherry Garden 25
Chestnut 26
Childgrove 27
Christchurch Bells 28
Christmas Cheer 29
Cockleshells 30
Coronation Day 31
Count Tallard 32
Country Farmer 33
Coxes Dance 34
Cuckolds All in a Row 35
Daphne 36
Dragoon’s March 37
Drive the Cold Winter Away 38
Duke of Gloucester’s March 39
Duke of Grafton’s March 40
Duke of York’s March 41
Dull Sir John 42
Easter Eve 43
Easter Tuesday 44
Ely Court 45
Epping Forest 46
Figure Dance 47
Fine Companion 48
Freeman’s Dance 49
French Ambassador 50
Frolic 51
From Aberdeen 52
Fy, Nay, Prithee John 53
Glory of the Sun 54
Goddesses 55
Greensleeves and Pudding Pies 56
Greenwich Park 57
Grenadiers’ March 58
Haphazard 59
Happy Marriage 60
Hayn’s Jig 61
Heart’s Ease 62
Hyde Park 63
Italian Rant 64
Jack’s Farewell 65
Jack’s Maggot 66
Jamaica 67
Ladies’ Maggot 68
Ladies of London 69
Lady Day 70
Lady Frances Nevill’s Delight 71
Last New Vagaries 72
Lilli Burlero 73
Lord Phoppinton 74
Lull Me Beyond Thee 75
Mad Dick 76
Maiden Lane 77
Maid’s Morris 78
Mardike 79
More the Merrier 80
Moulson’s Jig 81
Mount Hills 82
Mr. Lane’s Maggot 83
Mug-House 84
Never Love Thee More 85
New Bouree 86
New Metar 87
New New Exchange 88
New Rigaudon 89
Newcastle 90
Nottingham Castle 91
Old Noll’s Jig 92
On the Cold Ground 93
Ormond House 94
Parson’s Farewell 95
Pell-Mell 96
Porter’s Dream 97
Portsmouth 98
Prince George 99
Prince George’s March 100
Prince Rupert’s March 101
Princess 102
Putney Ferry 103
Quaker’s Grace 104
Queen’s Birthday 105
Rummer 106
Shepherd’s Daughter 107
Siege of Buda 108
Solomon’s Jig 109
St. Catherine 110
St. Martins  111
St. Martin’s Lane 112
Stanes Morris 113
Strawberries and Cream 114
Sweet Kate 115
Sweet William 116
Thomas You Cannot 117
Twelfth Eve 118
Tythe Pig 119
Under and Over 120
Wallingford House 121
Waltham Abbey 122
Well Hall 123
Westmorland 124
Whitehall Minuet 125
Wimbleton House 126
Wooden Shoes 127
 
Series: None
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