Jones: Lyric airs : consisting of speciments of Greek, Albanian, Walachian, Turkish, Arabian, Persian, Chinese and Moorish national songs a melodies

Edward Jones: Lyric airs. Consisting of speciments of Greek, Albanian, Walachian, Turkish, Arabian, Persian, Chinese and Moorish national songs a melodies; (being the first selection of he kind ever yet offered to the public), to which are added, basses for the harp, or pianoforte : likewise are subjoined, a few explanatory notes on the figures and movements of the modern Greek dances; with a short dissertation on the origins of the ancient Greek music by the editor, Edward Jones, Bard to his Royal Highness the Prince of Wales (London: Printed for the author 1804)

For ‚Chinese‘ music see p. 29: „Chin-chin-Joss. A Hymn, sung by the Chinese to their deity, Joss.

Edward Jones (1752–1824) was a Welsh harpist, bard/performer, and collector of music commonli known by the name of „Bardd y Brenin“. Apart his Muscial and Poetical Relics of the Welsh Bards (1784) he published this collection of more ‚exotic‘ tunes. For a brief biography see the entry in Welsh Biography Online

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