Francis Pilkington

(c. 1570—1638) composer and lutenist

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(bc.1570; d Chester, 1638).

Eng. composer. Lay clerk, Chester Cath., from 1602, later clergyman, and precentor of the cath. from 1623. Wrote songs with lute or viola da gamba (1605), 2 sets of madrigals (1614 and 1624), and religious part‐songs. Contrib. 5‐part madrigal When Oriana Walked to Take the Air to The Triumphs of Oriana.

Subjects: Music.

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