This edition was compiled 2008 to 2013, with support from the Mellon Foundation; published in 2014. It comprises critical editions of over 100 songs and instrumental pieces, bringing together for the first time all of the known music associated with the works of Ben Jonson. The edition is supported by: textual commentary; contextual headnotes on each item; source descriptions; original introduction essay. The appendix comprises a self-standing edition of Thomas Arne’s opera The Fairy Prince (1771): orchestral overture and over 30 numbers. This is supported by textual commentary, source descriptions, original introduction essay.