The Delightful Companion (Playford, John)

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Editor 2nd edition
Publisher. Info. London: John Playford, n.d.
Misc. Notes The pieces for 2 and 3 recorders (mentioned on title-page) appear to be missing.
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Editor Hans-Martin Linde (b. 1930)
Publisher. Info. Mainz: Schott Musik International, 1965. Plate 41047.

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General Information

Work Title The Delighful Companion
Alternative. Title The Delightful Companion: or, choice new lessons for the Recorder or Flute. To which is added, Several Lessons for Two and Three Flutes to play together. Also Plain and Easie Instructions for beginners, and the several graces proper to this instrument.
Composer Playford, John
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. None [force assignment]
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation recorder (publication states "or flute" - at this time flute is another name for the recorder)