John Ward

Biography

Born: August 8, 1571   Died: August 31, 1638   Country: England  
In addition to being a composer, John Ward was an Attorney in the Exchequer and maintained dual careers throughout his life. He found a patron in Henry Fanshawe and served as household musician for his family, composing sacred and secular music for them. These positions allowed Ward to become wealthy in his own right, leaving a considerable estate at the time of his death. His compositions include many madrigals, music for the viol and some Read more sacred music. His madrigals are unusual for their serious nature, unlike those of other composers of the time. It is possible that his compositions for viol were fairly popular during Ward's time, given their large number. His music is characteristically dissonant with strong melody lines, relies heavily on the use of sequences and is generally rhythmically simple. Read less
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  • 1.
    Snapshot / American Brass Quintet
    Label: Summit Records   Catalog: 617 Release Date: 01/14/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Trevor Gureckis,  Shafer Mahoney,  Erasmus Widmann,  Charles Whittenberg  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  American Brass Quintet
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  • 2.
    Das Alte Werk - 50-CD Collection
    Label: Teldec   Catalog: 46438 Release Date: 11/19/2013   Number of Discs: 50
    Composer:  Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach,  Johann Sebastian Bach,  George Frideric Handel,  Orlando Gibbons  ... 
    Performer:  Herbert Tachezi,  Gustav Leonhardt,  Frans Brüggen,  Jeannette Van Wingerden  ... 
    Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt,  Gustav Leonhardt,  Werner Ehrhardt,  Giovanni Antonini  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Concentus Musicus,  Leonhardt Consort,  Studio for Early Music  ... 
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  • 3.
    Motion of the Heart & !VIVA FRIDA!
    Label: Heresy Records   Catalog: 3 Release Date: 05/29/2012   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  John Ward,  Traditional,  Hank Williams,  Clara Sanabras  ... 
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  • 4.
    Madrigali - Fire And Roses / Mealor, Con Anima Chamber Choir
    Label: Divine Art   Catalog: 25094 Release Date: 05/08/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Morten Lauridsen,  Paul Mealor,  Carlo Gesualdo,  Girolamo Scotto  ... 
    Conductor:  Paul Mealor
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Con Anima Chamber Choir
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  • 5.
    The Super Audio Collection, Vol. 5
    Label: Linn Records   Catalog: 389 Release Date: 08/30/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Barb Jungr,  Nigel Clark,  Francis Poulenc,  John Ward  ... 
    Performer:  Barb Jungr,  Nigel Clark,  Carol Kidd,  Katherine Bryan  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Phantasm (Viol Consort),  Magnificat (UK),  Avison Ensemble  ... 
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  • 6.
    Dialogues Of Sorrow / Crouch, Gallicantus
    Label: Signum U.k.   Catalog: 210 Release Date: 10/26/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Robert Ramsey,  Thomas Ford,  William Cranford,  John Ward  ... 
    Performer:  Elizabeth Kenny
    Conductor:  Gabriel Crouch
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gallicantus
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    Linn Records: The Super Audio Collection, Vol. 4
    Label: Linn Records   Catalog: 357 Release Date: 03/01/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Maeve O'Boyle,  Claire Martin,  Ian Shaw,  Carol Kidd  ... 
    Performer:  Maeve O'Boyle,  Claire Martin,  Ian Shaw,  Carol Kidd  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gareth Williams Power Trio,  Phantasm (Viol Consort),  Hebrides Ensemble  ... 
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  • 8.
    Consort Music For Five & Six Viols
    Label: Linn Records   Catalog: 339 Release Date: 08/01/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  John Ward
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Phantasm
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  • 9.
    Alfred Deller Complete Vanguard Recordings - English, French & Italian Madrigals / 6-Disc Set
    Label: Musical Concepts   Catalog: 196 Release Date: 05/19/2009   Number of Discs: 6
    Composer:  Carlo Gesualdo,  Claudio Monteverdi,  Jacques Arcadelt,  Cypriano de Rore  ... 
    Conductor:  Alfred Deller
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deller Consort
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  • 10.
    English Madrigals - Sing We At Pleasure / Pro Cantione Antiqua
    Label: Musical Concepts   Catalog: 1039 Release Date: 02/24/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Thomas Bateson,  Michael East,  John Bennet,  John Ward  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pro Cantione Antiqua
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  • 11.
    Crystal Tears - Dowland, Ward, Byrd, Johnson, Etc / Scholl, Behr, Concerto Di Viole
    Label: Harmonia Mundi   Catalog: 901993 Release Date: 06/10/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  John Ward,  John Dowland,  Richard Mico,  Traditional  ... 
    Performer:  Julian Behr,  Andreas Scholl
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto di Viole Basel
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  • 12.
    Rise, O My Soul - English Anthems / Jackson, Les Voix Humaines
    Label: Atma Classique   Catalog: 22506 Release Date: 06/05/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Thomas Tomkins,  Orlando Gibbons,  William Simmes,  John Bull  ... 
    Conductor:  Christopher Jackson
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Voix Humaines,  Montreal Studio for Ancient Music Choir
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  • 13.
    Bara Faustus' Dreame / Les Witches
    Label: Alpha Productions   Catalog: 63 Release Date: 03/22/2005   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Anonymous,  John Dowland,  Richard Alison,  Peter Phillips  ... 
    Performer:  Charles-Edouard Fantin,  Bruno [Tenor Vocals] Boterf,  Nathalie Marec
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Witches
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  • 14.
    English And Italian Renaissance Madrigals / Hilliard Ensemble
    Label: Virgin Classics Veritas   Catalog: 61671 Release Date: 04/11/2000   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  John Ward,  John Wilbye,  Thomas Morley,  Thomas Vautor  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hilliard Ensemble
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