The First Set of Madrigals (Robert Jones)
Title: 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. Composed by Robert Iones.
Composer: Robert Jones
Publication date and place: 1607 in London. 'Imprinted by John Windet'.
Description: A collection of 26 madrigals in three to eight parts.
Notes: Only the Cantus and Bassus partbooks survive, but nine of the madrigals also exist in manuscript copies. A further six were reconstructed for the Stainer & Bell publication (see below). Jones produced no subsequent sets of madrigals.
List of works
Songs for three voices
Songs for four voices
Songs for five voices
Songs for six voices
Song for seven voices
Song for eight voices
Works at CPDL
- No works at CPDL
British Library, London, shelfmark K.3.h.16 [Cantus and Bassus only]
Fellowes, E.H. ed., 1924, First Set of Madrigals. 1607, London: Stainer & Bell [music, volume 35a in 'The English Madrigalists']
Fellowes, E.H. ed., 1961, First Set of Madrigals. 1607, London: Stainer & Bell [revised edition of above, by Thurston Dart]
University Microfilms Inc., 1959, The First Set of Madrigals…, Ann Arbor, Michigan [microfilm - reel 802 of the Early English Books series]
Pollard, A.W. and Redgrave, G.R., 1986, A short-title catalogue…, 2nd edition, London: Bibliographical Society, no. 14737