List of composers for lute

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This is a list of composers who wrote for lute and similar period instruments: theorbo, chitarrone, vihuela etc. Composers who worked outside of their country of origin are listed according to where they were most active, i.e. German-born Johannes Hieronymus Kapsberger is listed under Italy. Within sections, the order is alphabetical by surname (or, in cases of, for example, Pietrobono and Lorenzino, by first name).

Renaissance and Baroque[edit]

Italy[edit]

Late 15th century to mid-16th century[edit]

Francesco Canova da Milano, 1497–1543

Mid 16th–17th centuries[edit]

Late 17th–18th centuries[edit]

France[edit]

Spain[edit]

England[edit]

Netherlands/Belgium[edit]

Germany/Austria[edit]

Sylvius Leopold Weiß, 1687–1750

Other countries[edit]

20th and 21st centuries[edit]