A rare opportunity to hear music by the Scottish composer Robert Johnson

On Wednesday 4 April, at St Mary’s Cathedral, 300 Great Western Road, Glasgow, Dr Elaine Moohan will introduce a concert of sacred and secular music by the sixteenth-century Scottish composer Robert Johnson. The pre-concert talk at 6.30pm, ‘Who was Robert Johnson? with an introduction to his music’, will explore the few details that we know about Johnson’s life with reference to the works to be performed in the concert, 7.30-9pm. Programme to be performed by 10 singers from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland with lutenist Martin Eastman, will include nine works by Johnson heard in the context of pieces by contemporaries such as Robert Carver.

Elaine is preparing a volume of Johnson’s complete works due for publication by Musica Scotica at the end of April 2018.

About Byron Dueck

Byron Dueck is Senior Lecturer in Ethnomusicology and Head of Music at the Open University.
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