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John Farmer


FARMER, JOHN (fl. 1591-1601), English madrigalist, of whose life little is known. He was living in London in 1599 when he published his First Set of English Madrigals to Foure Voices, "newly composed by John Farmer," and for four years before that time he was organist at Dublin cathedral. He also set to music the thirteen canticles and hymns prefixed to the psalms (and five of the psalms themselves) in The Whole Book of Psalms (Thomas East, 1592) .