Morley, Thomas, 1557-1603?.
A plaine and easie introduction to practicall musicke, set downe in forme of a dialogue: deuided into three partes, the first teacheth to sing with all things necessary for the knowledge of pricktsong. The second treateth of descante and to sing two parts in one vpon a plainsong or ground, with other things necessary for a descanter. The third and last part entreateth of composition of three, foure, fiue or more parts with many profitable rules to that effect. With new songs of, 2. 3. 4. and .5 [sic] parts. By Thomas Morley, Batcheler of musick, & one of the gent. of hir Maiesties Royall Chappell.
Imprinted at London : By Peter Short dwelling on Breedstreet hill at the signe of the Starre, 1597.
fo., , 183,  p. : music ; Printed in red and black. Title within cartouche. Leaf [par.]4r has first bar of music in red and black. Entered to P. Short and W. Hoskins 9 October 1596.
STC (2nd ed.), 18133; PL 2031
Editions also 1608, 1771.
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