Quantity:1
Includes FREE MP3 version of this album.
FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over £10. Details
Used: Good | Details
Sold by Zapper
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: Eligible for Amazon's FREE Super Saver/Prime Shipping, 24/7 Customer Service, and package tracking.
Other Sellers on Amazon
Add to Basket
£11.58
& FREE Delivery in the UK. Details
Sold by: Fulfillment Express
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Available to Download Now
Buy the MP3 album for £7.90

Image Unavailable

Image not available for
Colour:
  • Sorry, this item is not available in
  • Image not available
      

John Playford's Popular Tunes


Price: £11.67 & FREE Delivery in the UK. Details
Includes FREE MP3 version of this album.
Does not apply to gift orders. See Terms and Conditions for important information about costs that may apply for the MP3 version in case of returns and cancellations.
Only 1 left in stock (more on the way).
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
Complete your purchase to add the MP3 version to your Amazon music library. Provided by Amazon EU S.à r.l.
20 new from £7.17 4 used from £5.53

Frequently Bought Together

John Playford's Popular Tunes + English Country Dances: From Playford's Dancing Master 1651-1703 + English Country Dances
Price For All Three: £37.11

Buy the selected items together

Product details

  • Composer: John Playford
  • Audio CD (9 May 2005)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Amon Ra
  • ASIN: B000027PQM
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 130,683 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Listen to Samples and Buy MP3s

Songs from this album are available to purchase as MP3s. Click on "Buy MP3" or view the MP3 Album.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

Samples
Song Title Time Price
Listen  1. Greenwood / Heart's Ease / Excuse Me 5:26£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Lady Catherine Ogle / The Scotchman's Dance / Never Love Thee More / Miller's Jig 7:05£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. The Granadees March / Saraband by Mr Simon Ives 3:00£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Lady Hatton's Almaine / Prins Robbert Masco / Prince Rupert's March / Daphne 8:16£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Lilli Burlero 1:56£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Parthenia / Corant 'La Chabott' / Jocobella 2:50£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Paul's Steeple 4:26£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. The Lady Nevils Delight / The Whisk / A New Rigaudon 3:27£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. An Italian Rant / Bouzer Castle 3:48£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Childgrove / Mr. Lane's Minuet / Up WIth Aily / Cheshier Rounds / Hunt the Squirrel 7:53£0.99  Buy MP3 

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars
5 star
2
4 star
1
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
See all 3 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Marcia TOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 23 Jan 2011
Format: Audio CD
The Broadside Band bring us a magnificent album here of English Country Dances.
The source for these dances mostly comes from traditional origin, and were taken from the collected dances published in "The English Dancing Master", and a further four volumes of "The Dancing Master" by John Playford and his successors from around 1651 onwards. (There were more than five volumes but this recording draws from the first five)
For over a hundred and fifty years Formal Dancing had been popular with the middle and upper classes across both Europe and England. They were essential ingredients in socialising and party going. Banquets and Balls required fashionable dances to bring people together and these dances also required skill and people to teach them in order that the dancer maintained social etiquette. Both European and English dances gained more popularity but they became increasingly more complicated. They were often long and had intricate movements and steps. John Playford was a London bookseller and publisher. He published books on music theory, instruction books for several instruments with tunes for singing in churches. He also was aware of a different kind of dancing. This was country folk dance. These dances were celebratory dances enjoyed by the lower classes. These dances required simple steps and were easy to learn since the lower classes were too poor for expensive teachers of complicated dances. John Playford noted these dances and tunes into music notation and arranged them for instruments so that they would be suitable for the educated upper and middle classes. He published them in his first "collection" as the "English" dancing master to diferentiate them from European popular dances, particularly french dances. They were not composed by Playford.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I ordered three CDs at the same time and they arrived very quickly. These country dance tunes, played on old instruments, may not be to everyone's liking - but I think they are delightful and conjure up a picture of a time when country dancing in England was a popular social event for both rich and poor.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By Alex on 3 Dec 2014
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
pity they don't have "introductions" to the tunes.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Customer Discussions

This product's forum
Discussion Replies Latest Post
No discussions yet

Ask questions, Share opinions, Gain insight
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions
   


What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Look for similar items by category


Feedback