John Bartlet(t)


English composer who published The Whole Booke of Psalms (1599) and A Booke of Ayres with a triplicite of musicke, ... in 1606. His surviving lute songs remind one somewhat of Robert Jones. Two-thirds of his publication were furnished with alternative four-part arrangements, and these are often the more successful pieces; one suspects that these came first. Nonetheless, some of his pieces have the elegant simplicity of Rosseter or Campion at their best.

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