Robert Jones

Robert Jones published altogether five books of songs over the period 1600 – 1610, and a collection of madrigals. His Second Booke of Songs and Ayres, published in 1601, is described on the title page as ‘Set out to the Lute, the base Violl, the playne way, or the Base by tableture, after the leero fashion ‘.


Jon 1A

Twenty-one Lute Songs or Duets Vol I: Nos 1-7

for soprano, bass, lute and viol, with an arrangement for keyboard accompaniment

Second edition with part for lyra viol

Price: £ 9.50

Love wing’d my hopes,
My love bound me with a kisse
Oh how my thoughts do beate mee
Dreames and Imaginations
My thought this other night
Whoso is tied must needs be bound
Fie fie, what a coile is heere

Each song is set out for a Cantus and lute accompaniment, a separate part for the Bassus with the text underlaid, and a part for the tablature bass. The songs were thus clearly intended, when the opportunity presented itself, to be sung as duets for soprano and bass voices, with either the lute alone, or with lute and lyra viol. The intention of the present edition is to offer all twenty-one songs in a form in which it is easy and practical to perform them either as solo songs, or as duets, accompanied by the lute, with or without a bass viol.

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Jon 2A

Twenty-one Lute Songs or Duets Vol II: Nos 8-14

for soprano, bass, lute and viol, with an arrangement for keyboard accompaniment

Price: £ 10.00
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Jon 3A

Twenty-one Lute Songs or Duets Vol III: Nos 15-21

for soprano, bass, lute and viol, with an arrangement for keyboard accompaniment

Second edition with part for lyra viol

Price: £ 8.70
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