John Ward (1590–1638) was an English composer.
Born in Canterbury, John Ward was a chorister at Canterbury Cathedral. He appears to have stayed in Canterbury until at least 1607 and then went to London where he served Sir Henry Fanshawe (1569–1616) as a musician. Fanshawe, who held the office of remembrancer of the exchequer, had a house in Warwick Lane, London, and a country house at Ware, Hertfordshire.
The Fanshawe family appear to have employed more than one person called John Ward (if so, the other was possibly the composer's father), which makes some details of the composer's life difficult to establish. One important stage in his career was the publication of his "first set" of madrigals in 1613. It was printed by Thomas Snodham and dedicated to his patron. His output includes at least one lament for Henry Frederick, Prince of Wales, who was on good terms with Fanshawe.
Sir Henry died in 1616. His eldest son and heir Thomas Fanshawe gave less supportЧитать далее в Википедии...
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- Consort Music for Five and Six Viols [24.08.2009, альбом]
|A satyr once did run away||
|Come, sable night||
|Hope of my heart||
|My breast I'll set upon a silver stream||
|Out from the vale||
|Retire, my troubled soul||
|Upon a bank||