The Sprightly Companion (Anonymous)

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Publisher. Info. London: printed by J. Heptinstall for Henry Playford, 1695.
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General Information

Work Title The Sprightly Companion
Alternative. Title The Sprightly Companion; Being a Collection of the best Foreign Marches Now play'd in all Camps with Two Farewells at the Funeral of the Late Queen, One of Four Parts by Mr. Peasible; The other of Three Parts, by Mr. Tollett; And several other Tunes. Design'd Chiefly for the Hautboy; Yet Proper for the Flute [recorder], Violin, and other Instruments: also Plain and Easy Directions for Playing on the Hautboy.
Composer Anonymous
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 3 (Preface, directions, and musical compositions)
First Publication. 1695
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation treble staff; two pieces in 3 and 4 parts.
Extra Information "J.B." most likely John Banister (c. 1624–1679), and many of the tunes are attributed to James Paisible (c. 1656-1721). For more complete information, see the preface by Peter Hendrick to "The Sprightly Companion: Complete Facsimile Edition from the copy in the British Library." Columbus, Ohio: Early Music Facsimiles, 1987.
One piece (Cybelle) attributed to Baptista Lully