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Lord Herbert of Cherbury's Lute Book, a manuscript provides a rich but little-known repertoire for ten-course lute in Renaissance tuning, which was soon to vanish in favour of the newly developed French Baroque lute. Composers in the book included Anthony Holborne, John Dowland, and post-Downland generation like Jacques Gaultier, Jacob Polonais, Julien Perrichon and Robert Johnson, son of Queen Elizabeth's (1533- 1603) lutenist, John Johnson; and the last great English composer for the lute, Daniel Bacheler.
Edward Herbert, portrait by Isaac Oliver.