Francis Pilkington

Francis Pilkington (ca. 1565 – 1638) was an English classical composer, lutenist and singer, of the Renaissance and Baroque period. Pilkington received a B.Mus. degree from Oxford in 1595. In 1602 he became a singing man at Chester Cathedral and spent the rest of his life serving the cathedral. He became a minor canon in 1612, took holy orders in 1614 and was named precentor of the cathedral in 1623. Although he was a churchman, Pilkington composed largely secular music—ayres, madrigals, and lute songs. He died in Chester.

Birth and Death Data: Born 1565, Died 1638 (Chester)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1939

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-041791 10-in. 10/19/1939 We shepherds sing Lee Jones Madrigal Singers Mixed vocal quintet composer  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Pilkington, Francis," accessed July 28, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104778.

Pilkington, Francis. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 28, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104778.

"Pilkington, Francis." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 28 July 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104778

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