John Farmer

(c.1560- ?)

English composer and organist of Holy Trinity (now Christ Church) Cathedral, Dublin, between c.1595 and c.1599, but otherwise lived in London. His madrigals of 1599 are unassuming but attractive, and he supplied many competent 4-part psalm settings for East's and Ravenscroft's psalters, and instrumental music for anthologies by Simpson and Rosseter. He contributed a madrigal Fair nymphs I heard one telling to The Triumphs of Oriana.


[Published] Divers and sundry waies to two parts in one, ... (1591); The first set of English Madrigals to Foure Voyces (1599)

Further reading:

Tudor Settings of the Lord's Prayer: A short essay by Ben Byram-Wigfield

Links on this site:

A Partial John Farmer Discography   |   IV M: England Through 1635   |   English Lute Composers before 1635