List of composers for lute

This is a list of composers who wrote for lute and similar period instruments: theorbo, chitarrone, vihuela etc. Composers who worked outside of their country of origin are listed according to where they were most active, i.e. German-born Johannes Hieronymus Kapsberger is listed under Italy. Within sections, the order is alphabetical by surname (or, in cases of, for example, Pietrobono and Lorenzino, by first name).

Renaissance and BaroqueEdit

ItalyEdit

Late 15th century to mid-16th centuryEdit

 
Francesco Canova da Milano, 1497–1543

Mid 16th–17th centuriesEdit

Late 17th–18th centuriesEdit

FranceEdit

SpainEdit

EnglandEdit

Netherlands/BelgiumEdit

Germany/AustriaEdit

 
Sylvius Leopold Weiß, 1687–1750

Other countriesEdit

20th and 21st centuriesEdit