FRANCIS CUTTING (1571 - 1596)
Francis Cutting remains the most obscure figure among the great Elizabethan
lutenist composers. It has been suggested that the lack of biographical information
may be attributed to the privacy that he, conjecturally, may have enjoyed as
a gentleman of private means. A number of his compositions survive, generally
for six- or seven-course lute, in the form of dances.