Jones, Robert, English lutenist and composer; b. c. 1570; d. c. 1615. He studied at the Univ. of Oxford (Mus.B., 1597). With several other musicians, he was granted a patent to form the “Children of the Réveils of the Queene.” He publ. 5 books of lute songs(1600, 1601, 1605, 1607, 1610; ed. by E.H. Fellowes in The English School of Lutenist Song Writers, 1920-32; rev., 1959, by T. Dart in The English Lute-Songs, 2nd series, IV) and a book of madrigals (1605; ed. by E.H. Fellowes in The English Madrigal School, 1913-24; rev, 1961, by T. Dart in The English Madrigalists).
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