Robert Jones

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Born: 1577

Died: 01 January 1615


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  • The First Booke of Songes or Ayres of foure parts with Tableture for the Lute. So made that all the parts together, or either of them severally may be song to the Lute, Orpherian or Viol de gambo. (1600)
  • The Second Booke of Songs and Ayres, set out to the Lute, the base Violl the playne way, or the Base by tableture after the leero fashion. (1601)
  • Ultimum Vale, with a triplicity of Musicke, Whereof The first part is for the Lute, the Voyce and the Viole Degambo, The 2.part is for the Lute, the Viole, and foure partes to sing, The third part is for two Trebles, to sing either to the Lute, or the Viole or to both, if any please. (1605 - not 1608 as often claimed)
  • The First Set of Madrigals, of 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Parts, for Viols and Voices, or for Voices alone, or as you please. (1607)
  • A Musicall Dreame. Or The Fourth Booke of Ayres, the First part is for the Lute, two Voyces, and the Viole de Gambo; The Second part is for the Lute, the Viole and foure Voices to Sing: The Third part is for one Voyce alone, or to the Lute, the Basse Viole, or to both if you please, Whereof, two are Italian Ayres. (1609)
  • The Muses Gardin for Delights, Or the fift Booke of Ayres, onely for the Lute, the Base-vyoll, and the Voyce. (1610)

Ultimum Vale is considered the third book of 'ayres'.
The First Set of Madrigals was the only set ever published.

Contributions to other works

  • Triumphs of Oriana (1601), compiled by Thomas Morley
    • Fair Oriana, seeming to wink at folly

  • The Teares and Lamentatacions of a Sorrowfull Soule (1614), compiled by Sir William Leighton
    • 22. Let thy salvation be my joy
    • 28. What shall I render
    • 47. Lament, Lament, My Soul, Cry, O Cry

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