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- 1 Life
- 2 List of choral works
- 3 Publications
- 4 List of works by publication
- 4.1 The First Booke of Songes or Ayres (1600)
- 4.2 The Second Booke of Songs and Ayres (1601)
- 4.3 The Triumphs of Oriana (1601)
- 4.4 Ultimum Vale (1605)
- 4.5 The First Set of Madrigals (1607)
- 4.6 A Musicall Dreame (1609)
- 4.7 The Muses Gardin for Delights (1610)
- 4.8 The teares or lamentacions of a sorrowfull soule (1614)
- 5 External links
Born: c. 1577
Died: c. 1615
Not to be confused with an earlier Robert Jones, composing in the early 16th century.
View the Wikipedia article on Robert Jones.
List of choral works
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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)
- The Triumphs of Oriana (1601), compiled by Thomas Morley
- The teares or lamentacions of a sorrowfull soule (1614), compiled by Sir William Leighton
Ultimum Vale is considered the third book of 'ayres'.
The First Set of Madrigals was the only set ever published. Only the Cantus and Bassus partbooks survive.
The lute parts of A Musicall Dreame and The Muses Gardin for Delights are, in places, crude and dissonant. It has been suggested that, in these cases, Jones is only responsible for the melody and bass lines, but there is little external evidence to support this.
List of works by publication
The Triumphs of Oriana (1601)
Ultimum Vale (1605)
The First Set of Madrigals (1607)
A Musicall Dreame (1609)