John Attey

(fl. 1620s)

English composer of whom little is known other than that he published a First Book of Ayresin 1622, some ten years after the great bulk of them, and that it is no major loss that he did not publish a second. However, his publication does mark the end of English lute song publications: no more solo songs came out in print for the next thirty years.

English Lute Composers before 1635   |   IV M: England Through 1635   |   Guide to English Song in the Elizabethan and Stuart Ages