John Ward Sheet Music

  • Born
    9th May 1571
  • Died
    1638
  • Birthplace
    England

John Ward 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. In 1601 Fanshawe had succeeded his father as remembrancer of the exchequer(a role which he was to pass to his own son). 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.

Title Form Instrument
15 Fantasias 'in Paris' Fantasy Chamber group
Fantasia a 5 No.1 'Dolce languir' Fantasy Open Instrumentation
Fantasia a 5 No.2 'La Rondinella' Fantasy Open Instrumentation
Fantasia a 5 No.3 Fantasy Open Instrumentation
Fantasia a 5 No.4 Fantasy Open Instrumentation
Fantasia a 5 No.5 Fantasy Open Instrumentation
Fantasia a 5 No.6 Fantasy Open Instrumentation
Fantasia a 5 No.7 Fantasy Open Instrumentation
Fantasia a 5 No.8 Fantasy Open Instrumentation
Fantasia a 5 No.9 Fantasy Open Instrumentation
Fantasia a 5 No.10 Fantasy Open Instrumentation
Fantasia a 5 No.12 'Leggiadra sei' Fantasy Open Instrumentation
Fantasia a 5 No.13 'Non fu senze' Fantasy Open Instrumentation
Fantasia a 6, VdGS 1 Fantasy Open Instrumentation
Fantasias for Viols Fantasy Chamber group
Cor Mio Madrigal Choir
5 In Nomines Piece Chamber group
Air, VdGS 1 Piece Chamber group
Air, VdGS 2 Piece Chamber group