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John Johnson

fl.1579-94; d.1594

English composer/lutenist; one of the lutenists to Queen Elizabeth I from 1579; father of lutenist/composer Robert Johnson.

Wrote many pieces for solo lute, and many treble-ground pieces for two lutes.

See the modern edition of his lute works:

The Lute Works of John Johnson, ed. J.M. Ward (Columbus, Ohio, 1994)