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Francis Pilkington

b. c.1570; d. Chester, 1638

English composer.

Wrote the following book of lute songs:

Pilkington, Francis. THE FIRST BOOKE OF SONGS OR AYRES [...]. London: Thomas Este 1605.

as well as c.15 lute solos, which exist in English manuscripts.

A modern edition has been made of his solo lute works:

Jeffrey, Brian. Introduction to Francis Pilkington: Complete Works for Solo Lute (London, 1970).