John Johnson (composer)

John Johnson (c. 1545 – 1594) was an English lutenist, composer of songs and lute music, attached to the court of Queen Elizabeth I. He was the father of the lutenist and composer Robert Johnson.


The lutenist Lynda Sayce has recorded a disc of works by John Johnson and his son. Two pieces "Pavan" and "Gaillard" have been recorded by Julian Bream and John Williams.[1] Christopher Wilson (lutenist) and Shirley Rumsey have made a recording on the Naxos label of John Johnson's lute music.[2]


  1. ^ Julian Bream and John Williams together - The ultimate collection. RCA Victor
  2. ^ JOHNSON: Lute Music at Naxos Records

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