The Second Booke of Songs and Ayres (Robert Jones)

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Title: The Second Booke of Songs and Ayres, set out to the Lute, the base Violl the playne way, or the Base by tableture after the leero fashion.
Composer: Robert Jones

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

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

Publication date and place: 1601 in London.
'Printed by P.S. for Mathew Selman by the assent of Thomas Morley, and are to be sold at the inner temple gate' Description: A collection of 21 songs in four parts, with lute tablature.

List of works

  • Love wing'd my hopes
  • My love bound me with a kisse
  • O how my thoughts doe beat me
  • Dreames and Imaginations
  • Mee thought this other night
  • Who so is tide
  • Fie fie
  • Beautie stands further
  • Now what is love
  • Loves God is a boy
  • Over these brookes
  • Whither runneth my sweet heart
  • Once did I love
  • Faire women
  • Daintie darling
  • My love is neither yoong nor old
  • Love is a bable
  • Arise
  • Did ever man
  • To sigh and to be sad
  • Come sorrow come

Works at CPDL

No works at CPDL


British Library, London, shelfmark K.9.a.17 [bound with the first book]


Fellowes, E.H. ed., 1926, Seconde Booke of Ayres. 1601, London: Stainer & Bell [music, volume 5 in 'The English School of Lutenist Song Writers', second series]
Greer, David ed., 1971, The Seconde Booke of Songes or Ayres…, London: Scolar Press [facsimile]
University Microfilms Inc., 1959, The Seconde Booke of Songes or Ayres…, 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. 14733
RISM A/I/4 J642

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