Ultimum Vale (Robert Jones)

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Title: 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.
Composer: Robert Jones

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicings: SATB, Soprano solo or Soprano duo
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: English
Instruments: Lute, orpharion, bass-viol, or a cappella

Publication date and place: 1605 in London 'Printed at London by John Windet, and are to be sold by Simon Waterson, in Powles Churchyeard, at the Signe of the Crowne'.

Description: A collection of 21 songs in one, two and four parts, with lute and viol parts.

Note: Many references, following Fellowes (1926) incorrectly give as published in 1608

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Solo, with lute and bass-viol parts

  • Doe not, O do not prize thy beautie
  • Beautie sate bathing by a spring
  • Goe to bed sweet Muze, take thy rest
  • Shall I looke to ease my griefe
  • What If I sped where I least expected
  • Sweete if you like and love me still

SATB, with lute part

  • Sease troubled thoughts to sigh
  • Scinthia Queene of Seas and Lands
  • Blame not my cheekes
  • There is a Garden in her face
  • Sweete Love my onely Treasure
  • Thinkst thou Kate to put me downe
  • When will the fountaine of my teares be drye
  • Flye from the world
  • Happy he who to sweete home retirde

Two sopranos, with lute part

  • Disdaine that so doth fill me
  • Now let her change and spare not
  • Since just disdaine began to rise
  • At her fayre hands how have I grace intreated
  • Oft have I muzde the cause to finde
  • Now have I learnd with much adoo at last

Works at CPDL

Title Year No. Genre Subgenre Vo. Voices
Go to bed, sweet muse 1605   Secular Madrigals 4 SATB


Copies

Royal College of Music, London, shelfmark I.G.23 [title page missing]
Private ownership [complete]

Editions

Fellowes, E.H. ed., 1926, Ultimum Vale. Third Book of Ayres. 1608, London: Stainer & Bell [music, volume 6 in 'The English School of Lutenist Song Writers', second series]
Greer, David ed., 1978, Ultimum Vale, London: Scolar Press [facsimile - collated from both copies]

References

Pollard, A.W. and Redgrave, G.R., 1986, A short-title catalogue…, 2nd edition, London: Bibliographical Society, no. 14738
RISM A/I/4 J644

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