This Saturday morning I walked down to the local shops. It's not unusual. I saw on the seat of the bus stop a bar of chocolate with a message attached. "Today is World Kindness Day! - Please enjoy" It made me smile and when I reached the corner this woman gave me a bouquet. It felt as if I had been given an antidote to all the febrile nonsense floating around and my heart filled with gratitude. It was a love invasion and I capitulated.
Thanks to the Preston Village WI who organised it all.
They meet on the 3rd Monday of each month at the:-
City Gate Centre,
119 Hollingdean Terrace,
John Playford (1623-1687) almost monopolised the business of music publishing in England. His shop was the meeting-place of musical enthusiasts; Samuel Pepys was a frequent customer. In 1651 He published a collection of English and European dance tunes entitled The English Dancing Master. The present publisher (Edition Zefiro) has produced a number of volumes based on these. The volumes vary in that some are designed for 4 instruments (could be recorders, early wind, brass) - they are evocative of their time and very adaptable. Hence Edition Zefiro has even adapted the tunes for any solo instrument plus chord symbols. Please take a look. You'll find links to other forms of the same music including 2 volumes of four part arrangements, volume 1: (68 dances) and volume 2: (82 dances) and one volume containing fifty tunes for solo instrument plus continuo.
Learn more about John Playford ℅ the wonderful Wikipedia.
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