The Schoole of Musicke (Robinson, Thomas)

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Publisher. Info. London: printed by Thomas Este for Simon Waterson, 1603.
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Work Title The Schoole of Musicke
Alternative. Title The Schoole of Musicke vvherein is tavght, the perfect method of trve fingering of the Lute, Pandora, Orpharion, and Viol de Gamba; with most infallible generall rules, both easie and delightfull. Also, a method, how you may be your owne instructor for Prick-song, by the help of your Lute, without any other teacher: with lessons of all sorts, for your further and better instruction. Newly composed by Thomas Robinson, Lutenist.
Composer Robinson, Thomas
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. ITR 6
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 37 (+8)
  1. The Queenes good Night (2 lutes)
  2. Twenty waies vpon the bels (2 lutes)
  3. Row well ye Marriners
  4. A Galliard
  5. A Plaine song for two Lutes
  6. Grisse his delight
  7. Passemezo galyard
  8. A Fantasie for two Lutes
  9. A Toy for two Lutes
  10. A Galliard
  11. Merry Melancholie
  12. Robinsons Riddle
  13. Goe from my Window
  14. A Toy
  15. A Gigue
  16. An Almaigne
  17. An Almaigne
  18. A Toy
  19. A Toy
  20. Robin is to the greenwood gone
  21. A Toy
  22. The Queenes Gigue
  23. Vt Re Mi Fa Sol La 9 sundry waies
  24. My Lord Willobies welcome home
  25. Bellvedere
  26. The Spanish Pauin
  27. A Gigue
  28. A Gigue
  29. Walking in a country towne
  30. Bony sweet boy
  31. A Gigue
  32. Lantero
  33. Three parts in one vpon an old ground
  34. Sweet IESV who shall lend me wings
  35. A Psalme
  36. O Lord of whom I doe depend
  37. O Lord that art my righteousnesse


  • Rules to instruct you to Sing (8 short pieces, thereof 7 times "A Psalme")
First Publication. 1603
Language English
Dedication King James I of England (VI of Scotland)
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Renaissance
Piece Style Renaissance
Instrumentation lute, (pandora, orpharion), viola da gamba, voice