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JOHN JOHNSON  

(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
8.558147
Instrumental
Chamber and Vocal Music (16th-17th Centuries) – READE, R. / JOHNSON, J. RAVENSCROFT, T. / MORLEY, T. (The Ladyes Delight) (Baltimore Consort) Dorian Sono Luminus
DOR-90252
Chamber Music
Chamber Music – PLAYFORD, J. / MCFARLANE, R. / PRAETORIUS, M. / NEGRI, C. / JOHNSON, J. (Gut Wind and Wire) (Baltimore Consort) Dorian Sono Luminus
DSL-90601
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
DOR-90142
Chamber Music
Dorian Sampler, Vol. 5 Dorian Sono Luminus
DOR-90005
Chamber Music
English Lute Duets BIS
BIS-CD-267
Instrumental, Chamber Music
JOHNSON: Lute Music Naxos
8.550776
Instrumental
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
DSL-92155
Instrumental
Lute Music (16th-17th Centuries) - DOWLAND, J. / MARCHANT, J. / ROBINSON, T. / HECKEL, W. / MILANO, F. da / ARPINUS, J. (Lautten Compagney) Capriccio
C10438
Instrumental
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
DSL-92134
Instrumental
MORLEY, T.: Joyne Hands / AKEROYDE, S.: Jenny, My Blithest Maid / NICHOLSON, R.: The Jewes Dance (Tunes from the Attic) (Baltimore Consort) Dorian Sono Luminus
DOR-90235
Chamber Music
Renaissance Music - BENNET, J. / RAVENSCROFT, T. / PLAYFORD, J. / JOHNSON, J. / FARRANT, R. (Nymphidia: The Court of Faerie) (Pantagruel) Carpe Diem
CD-16282
Chamber Music
Renaissance Music - BYRD, W. / HOLMES, M. / FARNABY, G. / CAMPION, T. / DOWLAND, J. / MORLEY, T. (Elizabeth's Music) (Fallis) Dorian Sono Luminus
DOR-90015
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
DOR-90017
Chamber Music
SAINTS AND SINNERS - The Music of Medieval and Renaissance Europe [10 CD Boxed Set] Naxos
8.501067
Instrumental




 
 
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