John Wilbye

John Wilbye (baptized 7 March 1574 – September 1638) was an English madrigal composer.

Birth and Death Data: Born 1574 (Diss), Died 1638 (Colchester)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1936

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, lyricist


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-98824 10-in. 1/10/1936 Sweet honey-sucking bees London Madrigal Singers Mixed vocal chorus, unaccompanied composer, lyricist  


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Wilbye, John," accessed August 1, 2021,

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"Wilbye, John." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 1 August 2021.

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