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John Jenkins
Maidstone, England
Died27 October 1678
Norfolk, England

John Jenkins (1592–1678) was an English composer.[1] He became famous for writing music for small groups for amateurs and gentlemen to perform in their houses. He performed at court for King Charles I. After the Restoration he was appointed as a court musician.

He is best known for his consort music for viols, mainly fantasias. About 800 of his works have survived.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Ashbee, Andrew. "Jenkins, John." Grove Music Online. Oxford Music Online. Oxford University Press, (subscription needed) accessed 6 February 2016.