Robert Jones

English lutenist and composer. Died 1617
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Robert Jones

Robert Jones Biography (Wikipedia)

Robert Jones (c. 1577 – 1617) was an English lutenist and composer, the most prolific of the English lute song composers (along with Thomas Campion).

He received the degree of B.Mus from Oxford in 1597 (St. Edmund Hall). He ran a school in London . Records show that he had a patent (monopoly) to train children for the Queen's Revels between 1610–15. In 1610, he collaborated with Philip Rosseter to present plays at the Whitefriars theatre. He was recorded as a Gentleman of the Chapel Royal 1612.

He published five volumes of simple and melodious lute songs, and one of madrigals; he also contributed to The Triumphs of Oriana and Leighton's Teares. His 27 madrigals are mostly to texts about birds – birds merry, sweet, shrill, crowing or melancholic.

William Shakespeare quoted his song, 'Farewell, dear love', in Twelfth Night.

The date and place of Jones's death are not known.

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Go to bed, sweet muse
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Now what is love
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Now what is love
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Go to bed, sweet muse
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Go to bed, sweet muse
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When I sit reading
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When I sit reading
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When love on time and measures
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When love on time and measures
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Farewell dear love (First Book of Ayres)
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Farewell dear love (First Book of Ayres)
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Sweet Kate
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Sweet Kate
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Farewell Dear Love
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Farewell Dear Love

Farewell Dear Love

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Anna Starushkevych
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Libera Me in F minor
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Libera Me in F minor

Libera Me in F minor

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Choir of St Bride's Church
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Missa Spes nostra - Sanctus
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Missa Spes nostra - Sanctus

Missa Spes nostra - Sanctus

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Blue Heron Renaissance Choir
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Farewell, dear love
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Farewell, dear love
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In The Water
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In The Water
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If in this flesh
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If in this flesh
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Now what is love? (text by Sir Walter Raleigh)
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Now what is love? (text by Sir Walter Raleigh)
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Might I redeeme myne errours
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Might I redeeme myne errours
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