Published by John Playford.

1893 text

John Hilton’s “Catch that catch can, or a Choice Collection of Catches, Rounds and Canons for 3 or 4 voyces,” was first published by Playford in 1651 or 1652. The book was republished “with large additions by John Playford” in 1658. The edition referred to in the text was published in 1667 with a second title of “The Musical Companion.” The book was republished in 1672-73.

This text comes from a footnote on a diary entry in the 1893 edition edited by Henry B. Wheatley.

2 Annotations

First Reading

Michael Robinson  •  Link

Catch that catch can: or The musical companion. Containing catches and rounds for three and four voyces. To which is now added a second book containing dialogues, glees, ayres, & ballads, &c. Some for two three foure voyces.
London : printed by W. Godbid for J. Playford at his shop in the Temple, 1667.

4to., (oblong); [12], 88, [9], 90-231, [1] p. :
The words "two three foure" are enclosed in brackets on title page. With a title-page woodcut. "The musical companion: ... The second part" has separate dated title page on leaf N1r.

Originally compiled by John Hilton in 1652; expanded editions by Playford in 1658 and 1663. This edition is a further continuation by John Playford of Hilton’s collection, reprinted in 1667, and further continued in a work of 1685 (.. The Second Book. The second edition much enlarged).
Wing (CD-ROM, 1996), H2039

Second Reading

Terry Foreman  •  Link

Catch that catch can, or, A choice collection of catches, rounds & canons for 3 or 4 voyces collected & published by John Hilton ...
Hilton, John, 1599-1657., Playford, John, 1623-1686?
London: Printed for John Benson & John Playford ..., 1652.
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