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(1540 - 1594)

The father of Robert Johnson, John Johnson was employed as a lutenist at the court of Queen Elizabeth I in 1579 and is last mentioned in court records in 1594. His widow, the following year, was granted a lease on various lands, a recognition of her late husband’s distinction.

Lute Music

John Johnson was one of the first great English lutenists. He wrote dance movements in the tradition of the time, works that have an element of contrapuntal interest, and he made a significant contribution to the lute duet.

Role: Classical Composer 
Album Title
Catalogue No  Work Category 
Art and Music: Bruegel - Music of His Time Naxos
Chamber and Vocal Music (16th-17th Centuries) – READE, R. / JOHNSON, J. RAVENSCROFT, T. / MORLEY, T. (The Ladyes Delight) (Baltimore Consort) Dorian Sono Luminus
Chamber Music
Chamber Music – PLAYFORD, J. / MCFARLANE, R. / PRAETORIUS, M. / NEGRI, C. / JOHNSON, J. (Gut Wind and Wire) (Baltimore Consort) Dorian Sono Luminus
Chamber Music
Chamber Music (Renaissance) – D'ESTREE, J. / JOHNSON, J. / RAVENSCROFT, T. / ALLISON, R. / MORLEY, T. / BYRD, W. / DOWLAND, J. (Baltimore Consort) Dorian Sono Luminus
Chamber Music
Dorian Sampler, Vol. 5 Dorian Sono Luminus
Chamber Music
English Lute Duets BIS
Instrumental, Chamber Music, Instrumental
JOHNSON: Lute Music Naxos
Lute Duo Recital: McFarlane, Ronn / Simms, William - JOHNSON, J. / MARCHANT, J. / DANYEL, J. (Two Lutes: Lute Duets from England's Golden Age) Dorian Sono Luminus
Lute Music (16th-17th Centuries) - DOWLAND, J. / MARCHANT, J. / ROBINSON, T. / HECKEL, W. / MILANO, F. da / ARPINUS, J. (Lautten Compagney) Capriccio
Lute Recital: Timofeyev, Oleg - BRACK, G. / DALZA, J.A. / DOWLAND, J. / JOHNSON J. / ARCADELT, J. / BRUSINA, B. de / SANDRINI, P. (The Lviv Lute) Dorian Sono Luminus
MORLEY, T.: Joyne Hands / AKEROYDE, S.: Jenny, My Blithest Maid / NICHOLSON, R.: The Jewes Dance (Tunes from the Attic) (Baltimore Consort) Dorian Sono Luminus
Chamber Music
Renaissance Music - BYRD, W. / HOLMES, M. / FARNABY, G. / CAMPION, T. / DOWLAND, J. / MORLEY, T. (Elizabeth's Music) (Fallis) Dorian Sono Luminus
Chamber Music
Renaissance Music - BYRD, W. / WILSON, J. / JOHNSON, R. / DOWLAND, J. / HOLMES, M. / PLAYFORD, J. / RAVENSCROFT, T. (Shakespeare's Music) (Fallis) Dorian Sono Luminus
Chamber Music
SAINTS AND SINNERS - The Music of Medieval and Renaissance Europe [10 CD Boxed Set] Naxos

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