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This is a simple list of the compositions of Robert Jones. It now lists 136 pieces set by Robert Jones. This list was compiled by Patrick Thomas Connolly. (Mail Address: phreap2000@yahoo.ca)



The First Booke of Songes and Ayres - 1600 [21 pieces]
Composed by Robert Jones

I. A Woman's looks
II. Fond Wanton youths
III. She Whose matchless beauty
IV. Once did I love
V. Led by a strong desire
VI. Lie down, poor heart
VII. Were lingering fear
VIII. Hero, care not though they pry
IX. When love on time and measure (text by John Lilliant)
X. Sweet, come away, my darling
XI. Women, What are they?
XII. Farewell, dear love (quoted in William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night)
XIII. 0 my poor eyes
XIV. If fathers knew but how to leave
XV. Life is a poet's fable
XVI. Sweet Philomel in groves and deserts
XVII. That heart, wherein all sorrows
XVIII. What if I seek for love of thee

XIX. My mistress sings no other song
XX. Perplexed sore am I
XXI. Can modest plain desire.



The Triumphs of Oriana - 25 Madrigals by various composers 1601 [1 piece]

#22. XXI. Fair Oriana, seeming to wink at folly - set by Robert Jones



The Second Booke of Songs and Ayres 1601 [21 pieces]
Composed by Robert Jones

I. Love winged my hopes and taught me how to fly
II. My love bound me with a kiss (text by Thomas Campion)
III. O my thoughts do beat me
IV. Dreams and imaginations
V. Methought this other night
VI. Whoso is tied must need be bound
VII. Fie, what a coil is here
VIII. Beauty, stand, further
IX. Now what is love (text probably by Sir Walter Raleigh)
X. Love's god is a Boy
XI. Over these brooks, trusting to ease my eyes (text by Sir Philip Sidney )
XII. Whither runneth my sweet heart?
XIII. Once did I love
XIV. Fair Women like fair jewels are
XV. Dainty darling kind and free
XVI. My love is neither young nor old
XVII. Love is a bable
XVIII. Arise, my thoughts
XIX. Did ever man thus love as I?
XX. To sigh and to be sad
XXI. Come, sorrows, come.



Thesaurus Harmonicus by Johan Baptist Besard [1 piece]

A "Volt" by Robert Jones is found in 'Thesaurus Harmonicus' by Johan Baptist Besard. The book was printed in Cologne in 1603. The Volt is also found in the Dolmetsch manuscript (Ad Ms II.B.1) along with a version of "Farewell Dear Love".

There are two pavans by a 'Robyn Jhones' found in the manuscript, 'Thysius NL-LtMs.1666.' This European manuscript was, maybe, written around the year 1620. The first pavan, with the original ascription "Padoana, Robyn Jhones," is found on folio 146v and the other, called "Padoana / Robyn Jhones his pavyn," is on folio 148v. Later in the manuscript, on folio 402v, is a piece, which does not identify the author, called "Mamuar ich slaep." This is yet another instrumental version of "Farewell Dear Love" by Robert Jones. In Elizabethan times 'Robin' was the nick name for 'Robert,' so it is likely that these two pavans are by Robert Jones. (Also note that on folio 391v is a piece called "Robijn.")

This information is from Julia Craig-McFeely thesis at; http://www.cs.dartmouth.edu/~wbc/julia/ap2/App2i.htm
Information about Elizabethan names is on the page on 'Naming The Baby' at http://renaissance.dm.net/compendium/42.html - written and edited by Maggie Secara & designed for the World Wide Web by Paula Kate Marmor.


Manuscript from the Folger Shakespeare Library [1 piece]

"The love of change hath changed the world throughout"
This manuscript, in Robert Jones' own hand, was set also by Richard Carlton in his Madrigals to Fiue Voyces, 1601. J. Quincy Adams in an article in the 'Modern Language Quarterly Vol. 1 1940' says "the stanzas follow the text as printed from 'A poetical Rapsodie' [1602]". Many of Jones' lyrics, in his third book of lute songs (1605) and first book of Madrigals (1607), came from 'A Poetical Rapsodie' (1602).
From the facsimile in MLQ, I have made a scan and thus posted Robert Jones's autograph, music, and Jones's hand written second verse, on this 'Jones - Rosseter' web site. - http://home.att.ne.jp/blue/patchan/Phreap.html -



Ultimun Vale or The Third Booke of Ayres 1605. [21 pieces]
Composed by Robert Jones - Que prosunt sungula, multa iuuant.
Dedicated to Henry, Prince of Wales

I. Do not, 0 do not prize
II. Beauty sat bathing by a spring (text by Anthony Munday)
III. Go to bed, sweet muse
IV. Shall I look to ease my grief?
V. What if I sped where I least expected?
VI. Sweet, if you like and love me still. ( text by Francis Davison)
VII. Cease, troubled thoughts
VIII. Cynthia, Queen of sea and lands(text by Sir John Davies)
IX. Blame not my cheeks (text by Thomas Campion)
X. There is a garden in her face (text by Thomas Campion)
XI. Sweet love my only treasure
XII. Think'st thou, Kate, to put me down?
XIII. When will the fountains of my tears?
XIV. Fly from the world (text maybe by Lady Ann Sothwell)
XV. Happy he, who to sweet home retired
XVI. Disdain that so doth fill me
XVII. Now let her change and spare not (text by Thomas Campion)
XVIII. Since first disdain began to rise
XIX. At her fair hands how have I grace entreated
XX. Oft have I mused the cause to find
XXI. Now have I learned with much ado.

The complete texts and accurate midi files of this third booke and the fourth and fifth bookes (below) can be found on a site created by Harald Lillmeyer at; http://kulturserver-bayern.de/home/harald-lillmeyer



The First Booke of Madrigals 1607 [26 pieces]
Composed by Robert Jones

Songs for three voices
1. Thine Eyes So Bright
2. She only is the pride of Nature's skill

3. When I behold her eyes, (the first part)
4. But let her look in mine (the second part)

5. Love, if a god thou art (text by Francis Davison)
6. O, I do love then kiss me

Songs for four voices
7. Sing merry birds, your cheerful notes

8. I come sweet birds, with swiftest flight,
9. Cock-a-doodle-doo : thus I begin

10. Shrill-sounding bird, call up the drowsy morn (the first part)
11. And when day's fled, with slow pace I'll return(the second part)

12. Here is an end of all the songs

Songs for five voices
13. Come doleful owl. the messenger of woe,

14. Sweet, when thou singest, l'll Ieave my careful nest (the first part)
15. Thou tellest thy sorrows in a soft sweet note, (the second part)

16. When To Her Lute Corida Sings (the first part - text by Thomas Campion)
17. And as her lute doth live and die, (the second part - text by Thomas Campion)

18. If I behold your eyes (text by Francis Davison)

19. Since your sweet cheery lips I kissed (the first part - text by Francis Davison).
20. Then grant me, dear, those cherries still (the second part - text by F. D.)

21. Stay wandering thoughts, O whither do you hast?

Songs for six voices
22. Your presence breeds my anguish (the first part - text by Francis Davison)
23. If those dear eyes that burn me, (the second part - text by F. D.)
24. If thou speak kindly to me (the third part - text by F. D.)

Songs for seven voices.
25. Are lovers full of fire? (the first part - text by Francis Davison)
Songs for eight voices
26. The more I burn, the more I do desire (the second part - text by F. D.)



A Musical Dreame or the Fourth Booke of Ayres 1609 [21 pieces]
Composed by Robert Jones

I. Though your strangeness (- text by Thomas Campion)
II. Sweet Kate
III. Once did I serve a cruel heart
IV. Will said to his mammy
V. Hark wot ye what?
VI. My complaining is but feigning
VII. On a time in summer season
VIII. Farewell, fond youth (parody of booke I # 12)
IX. How should I show my love?
X. 0 he is gone
XI. And is it night?
XII. She hath an eye
XIII. I know not what (close facsimile of Petrarch CXXXII (Sonnet102)
XIV. Grief of my best love's absenting
XV. If in this flesh
XVI. 0 thread of life
XVII. When I sit reading (in workes of the Lady Ann Sothwell)
XVIII. Fain Would I speek
XIX. In Sherwood lived stout Robin Hood
XX. Ite, caldi sospiri (Petrarch CLIII (Sonnet120)
XXI. S'amor non e (Petrarch CXXXII (Sonnet102))

The complete texts and accurate midi files of this fourth booke and the fifth booke (below) can be found on a site created by Harald Lillmeyer at; http://kulturserver-bayern.de/home/harald-lillmeyer



The Muses Gardin for Delights! or Fifth Booke of Ayers, 1610. [21 pieces]
Composed by Robert Jones - Que prosunt sungula, multa iuuant. Dedicated to Lady Worth.

I. Love is a pretty frenzy
II. Soft, Cupid, soft
III. As I the seely fish deceive
IV. The fountains Smoke
VI. Walking by the river side
VII. I cannot choose but give a smile
VIII. Joy in thy hope
XVIII. How many new years have grow'n old
XIX. There is a shepherd that did live
X. The sea hath many thousand sands
XI. Once did my thoughts both ebb and flow
XII. I am so far from pitying thee
XIII. As I lay lately in a dream
XIV. There Was a Wily lad
XV. My father fain would have me take
XVI. My love hath her true love betrayed
XVII. All my sense thy sweetness gained
XVIII. To thee, deaf asp
XIX. Behold Her locks
XX. Although the wings of my desires
XXI. Might I redeem mine errors



Sir William Leighton's The Teares and Lamentatacions of a Sorrowfull Soule (1614) [3 pieces]

22. Let Thy Savior - set by Robert Jones
28. What Shall I Render - set by Robert Jones
47. Lament, Lament, My Soul, Cry, O Cry - set by Robert Jones

The three anthems, of 4 and 5 voices, from 1614, listed by David Brown in his list of the sacred works of Jones, in the 2001 edition of The New Grove Dictionary, are in fact these works.
They are published in Early English Church Music, xi which was published in 1970. (Brown listed these Leighton's works in the 1980 edition as works in Teares and Lamentatacions of a Sorrowfull Soule but the 2001 edition only lists them as sacred works so, I was confused and, this site previously suggested they were B. M. Add..MS 31.418 and Roy, MSS. 63 manuscripts.)


Christ Church 56-60 and BM Add. MS 29427 [1 piece]

Craig Monson* says "'#40 Sing Joyfully' is "Jones's only manuscript anthem" and it "survives solely in Christ Church 56-60 and BM Add. MS 29427" "56-60 must have been completed before 1625".
I think this work is published in Early English Church Music.
* p. 66, Voices and Viols in England, 1600-1650 by Craig Monson, UMI Reserch Press, Ann Arbor Miichigan.



In 'Groves Dictionary's fifth edition (1955) Edmund H. Fellowes says "three anthems in B. M. Add..MS 31.418 and Roy, MSS. 63 are probably by this composer."This Fellowes artical in Groves goes back to at least the 1927 edition.
? 'Robertoes Galliard' and other dances from The Ramsay Manuscript, Douce 280, at the Bodleian library.
[21 pieces x 5 Airs books = 104 + 26 in the Madrigal book = 130 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 3 +1 = 136 pieces] + 3? +2
All materials are copyright Patrick Thomas Connolly 2001 & 2002 (updated Feb. 16, 2004 - trick T. olly's recording of Robert Jones' 'My Love is neither young nor old' [from his Soundclick] added February 22, 2009.). Updated, on August 1st, 2011, to add links and add material about Jones, on this site, from 'Construction, Highlights and Features'.

The first the CD to feature only Robert Jones music was 'The Muses Gardin: Lute Songs by Robert Jones' by Emma Kirkbe and Anthony Rooley (1991), on Virgin Classics. They did four songs from each of Jones' first four Air books and 'Might I redeem mine errors' from the fifth book.


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Construction, Highlights and Features

This lower part of this page comes from 'Construction, Highlights and Features (a history of this web site)' and, here, it features mostly the links to Robert Jones.
It was posted here on August 1st, 2011.


First Update!
Launching The Robert Jones, Philip Rosseter Web Site.

December 27, 2001

On December 27, 2001, I threw up a few pages, and created the Robert Jones / Philip Rossetter site, to celebrate the 400 year anniversary of their 1601 books before the year 2001 ended.

Some of the features that this new 'Robert Jones, Philip Rosseter Web Site' started with were;

- A facsimile of Robert Jones's hand writing
It is not well known that there is a sample of Robert Jones's hand writing. This was reproduced from a manuscript from the Folger Shakespeare Library. Robert Jones, in his own hand, had written a song to the text of a poem in a 'A Poetical Rhapsodie'(1602). Shakespearean songs are titled after their first line so the title of the song is "The love of change hath changed the world throughout."

This page - The Complete Works Of Robert Jones - This comprehensive list of the compositions of Robert Jones that can be found nowhere else in the world. It now lists 136 pieces set by Robert Jones.

Pages cataloging information about Robert Jones's 'Ultimun Vale or The Third Booke of Ayres' (1605). (It was a start and it has been updated but there is still a lot of work to do.)



- Small Updates! -
I have not updated this page since April 7, 2003 so here is an update to catch up on some links.

When you start a web site one might tend to put it up in big linked sections. With a structure up I have gone about improving it page by page. I decided to try to make longer pages rather than more pages. I am long overdue to put some links to some of my newer and improved pages. - Written & compiled April, 2, 6, 7 & 8, 2011.


In about 2003 & 2004 I was able to do a good write up of Robert Jones' only madrigal book: 'The First Set of Madrigals' 1607.
Part 1 - Dedication, Madrigals I and II. Madrigal .
Part 2 - Madrigals III. to VI.
Part 3 - The songs that are in number but four parts - Madrigals VII to XII.
Part 4 - Madrigals XIII to XVII (Songs for five voices).
Part 5 - Madrigals XVIII to XXVI (Songs for five, six, seven and eight voices).

On August 20, 2008 I joined YouTube.

Created, worked on and updated Sept. 29 2001, Feb. 28 2003, March 31, 2003, March 26 & 30, 2008 and other dates;
The Life of Philip Rosseter was not quite first posted March 30, 2008 but firstly posted on March 7, 2009.
- In cerebration of the 400 year anniversary of publication - I did some work on -
A Musical Dreame or the Fourth Booke of Ayres 1609 - Composed by Robert Jones.

2009 was the 400 year anniversary of the booke of Ayres by Robert Jones and a little bit of work was done on these pages. Not only did I work on the pages I also and played and recorded some of its music in cerebration. Some of these recordings were embedded on this site from SoundClick. to 'Part 1 - Title, Dedication & To the Reader, Airs I to II. [+Part 2 & 3 Airs III to XI] & discography
This page was written, compiled & revised by Patrick T. Connolly on May 9, 2004 & April 15, 2009 and updated on November 14, 21, 22 & 23, 2009. On December 6, 2009 the 1st update was posted. First posted as Part 1 April 15, 2009 this page will be divided into the smaller Parts.

Part 4 - Airs XII to XVII. 'A Musical Dreame or the Fourth Booke of Ayres 1609 Composed by Robert Jones
This page was written, compiled & revised on May 9, 2004 & April 15, 2009 and updated on November 14 & 22, & December 6, 2009. On December 6, 2009 this divided from Part 1 and 1st posted as a separate page.

Part 5 - Airs XVIII to XXI. 'A Musical Dreame or the Fourth Booke of Ayres 1609 - Composed by Robert Jones
Updated on November 14, 21 & 22, & December 6, 2009. On December 6, 2009 this divided from Part 1 and 1st posted as a separate page.


- Robert Jones and Philip Rosseter Actor Friends -

Actor Richard Jones was perhaps one of the top 20 English Elizabethan actors in a group that would include William Shakespeare. Jones and Rosseter took over the Child acting company that was run by Richard Jones and Robert Browne

A Shakespearian playwright (from whom we have no surviving plays) was wandering actors Philip Kingham. He must have been a best friend of Robert Jones. I am now bosting that I may have the only web page about him.

I did a little work and reconnected the rough, embarrassingly written, unfinished pages on Philip Kingman (updated on August 2, 2010) and Robert Browne (First updated July 11, 2009).


2010 was the 400 year anniversary of Robert Jones's 5th (& last) booke,
The muses gardin for delights or fifth booke of ayers, 1610
. In celebration I recorded a handfull of song and updated my web pages for this book.

Part 1 - Cover - Publishing History - Ayres I. to III. 'The Fifth Booke, Part 1 - Airs I to ?III'
Some text was written & compiled on November 23 and 24, 2003. It was worked on on August 9, 2005 & March 15 & 22, 2009. First posted as Part 1 March 22, 2009 - this page was divided into smaller Parts. It was last updated August 2 - 5, 2010 - in celebration of the 400 year anniversary of this last booke - 1610 - 2010.

Part 2 - Ayres IV. to VI of 'The muses gardin for delights or fifth booke of ayers, 1610 - Composed by Robert Jones.
Part 3 - Airs VII. to VIII of ''The muses gardin for delights or fifth booke of ayers, 1610 - Composed by Robert Jones. - still part of part 2.
Part 4 - Airs IX to X of 'The muses gardin for delights or fifth booke of ayers, 1610 - Composed by Robert Jones'. - still part of part 2.

Part 5 - Ayres XI. to XIII of 'The muses gardin for delights or fifth booke of ayers, 1610 - Composed by Robert Jones.
First posted as Part 1 March 22, 2009 - this page was, on August 2 & 3, 2010, divided into this smaller Part.

Part 6 - Airs XIV to XXI ' 'The muses gardin for delights or fifth booke of ayers, 1610 - Composed by Robert Jones
This page was revised, written & compiled on November 23 and 24, 2003 and posted around then. It was a temporary place holder for Muses Gardin, the 5th ayres book of Jones that I had not gotten too far on. It started with 'XIV. THERE WAS A WILY LAD' which has a reproduction of the originally published song. It was updated August 9, 2005 and last update August 4, 2010 when it was divided into this smaller Parts.


The main Robert Jones / Philip Rosseter page was updated October 22, 2004 and was last updated August 2, 2010 - to add a few links & embed 'The Sea Hath Many Thousand Sands' to celebrate the 400 year anniversary of Robert Jones's 5th (& last) booke ["The muses gardin for delights or fifth booke of ayers, 1610]
This lower part of this page came from 'Construction, Highlights and Features'. It was written & compiled by Patrick Connolly.
All materials are copyright 2002 - 2011 Patrick Thomas Connolly. The last update was made April, 2, 6, 7 & 8.
An e-mail address is: phreap2000@yahoo.ca

The lower part here of this page comes from 'Construction, Highlights and Features (a history of this web site)' and here it features mostly the links to Robert Jones.
It was posted here on August 1st, 2011.