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Robert Johnson

b. ?London, c.1583; d. London, before 26 November 1633

English lutenist/composer; son of John Johnson.

Compose many songs for voice and lute (either with basso continuo or in tablature) which survive in English manuscripts.

From 1607 he was heavily involved with the Globe and Blackfriars theatres.

He also left numerous works for solo lute; see the modern edition of his lute works:

Robert Johnson: Complete Works for Solo Lute, ed. A. Sundermann (London, 1970)