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Robert Johnson

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Short Biography of the life of Robert Johnson - Composer and Musician
The following biography information provides basic facts about the life Robert Johnson:

  • Nationality - English
  • Lifespan - 1582-1633

  • Born: 1582
  • Died: Robert Johnson died in London
  • Family connections of Robert Johnson - His father was John Johnson (1579-1594)
  • Career - Composer and Musician
  • Famous as : William Shakespeare's Lutenist and for his Theatre Music. Robert Johnson composed 'Full fathom five' and 'Where the Bee Sucks' which were written  for the first performance of the Tempest by William Shakespeare

Short Biography, Timeline, Facts & History about the life of Robert Johnson - Composer and Musician
Elizabethan Musicians composed music for musical instruments and the voice. The Elizabethan Golden Age saw the emergence of the Anthem, the Madrigal, the Masque, the Theatre and the Opera and the emergence of new English music schools. The following are additional facts about the bio, timeline, life and history of Robert Johnson:

  • 1582: Robert Johnson was born
  • 1595: Robert Johnson entered the service of the Lord Chamberlain, Sir George Carey, as "allowes of covenant servaunt, for seven years"
  • This started his connection with Elizabethan Acting Troupes ( Chamberlain's men) and his association with famous Elizabethan playwrights such as William Shakespeare, Beaumont and Fletcher
  • 1596: Robert Johnson became a royal lutenist in the King's "Private Musick"
  • 1604: Lutenist to the English court. Robert Johnson became deeply involved in stage productions and composed instrumental music for masques
  • 1609: Joined the acting troupe called the King's Men
  • 1612: Robert Johnson published The First set of Madrigals and Mottets of 5 Parts: apt for Violls and Voyces
  • 1621: Robert Johnson composed music for Gypies Metamorphos'd by Ben Jonson with Nicholas Lanier
  • 1628: Composer for 'lute and voices'
  • 1633: Robert Johnson died in London

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