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Thomas Ford (c. 1580 – 17 November 1648) was an English composer, lutenist, viol player and poet.

He was attached to the court of Henry Frederick, Prince of Wales, son of James I, who died in 1612. He was musician to the household of Prince Henry from 1610 to 1612, musician to the household of Prince Charles 1617—1625, and musician to Charles I from 1626 to 1642, the outbreak of the English Civil War. He was buried in St. Margaret's, Westminster.

Ford wrote anthems, for three to six voices; four sacred canons; 35 partsongs; six fantasia for five parts; and a few other pieces for viols.

Most likely his most important collection was the Musicke of Sundrie Kindes (London, 1607), which was in two parts. The first book included lute ayre, described as "Aries for 4 voices to the Lute, Orphorion, or Basse-viol, with a Dialogue for two Voices..."; the second part contained dances such as "Pavens, Galiards, Almaines, Toies, Jigges, Thumpes, and such like..." scored for combinations of viols. Many of the ayres are given in two versions: one for voice or voices and lute, and another for four equal voices. An unusual feature of his music for viol is the occasional use of a sound effect: a heavy pizzicato "thump...with the first and second finger of the left hand according to the direction of the pricks."

Some of his sacred music, found in two collections from 1614 and 1620, is unusual in including a basso continuo, a plainly Baroque feature which, though common on the continent by then, only made a belated appearance in England.

Together with John Dowland, Ford is a chief representative of the school which preceded Henry Lawes.
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50 States of America- Facts  Trivia Facts You Should Know About
2016 - 50 States of America- Facts Trivia Facts You Should Know About (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781541305694
ISBN-10: 1541305698
Genre: Humor & Entertainment
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1000 Amazing Facts About Everything
2016 - 1000 Amazing Facts About Everything [Interesting Trivia,Funny and Unknown Facts] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781540660053
ISBN-10: 1540660052
Genre: Humor & Entertainment
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The Compositor'S Handbook
2010 - The Compositor's Handbook (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781141824700
ISBN-10: 1141824701
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A History of Illinois From Its Commencement as a State in 1814 to 1847 Containing a Full Account of the Black Hawk War the Rise Progress
The Actor Or a Peep Behind the Curtain Being Passages in the Lives of Booth and Some of His Contemporaries
A History of Illinois
2009 - A History of Illinois (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781150645105
ISBN-10: 1150645105
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Fragment From the Faithful Ministry of Thomas Ford Containing Thirty Sermons Also an Outline of His Own Experience Written by Himself
A History of Illinois from its Commencement as a State in 1818 to 1847
2009 - A History of Illinois From Its Commencement As a State in 1818 to 1847 (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781116375367
ISBN-10: 1116375362
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A History of Illinois From Its Commencement As a State in 1818 to 1847 Containing a Full Account of the Black Hawk War the Rise Progress and Fall  and Interesing  Events
A Chalice of Castilian Dew
2009 - A Chalice of Castilian Dew (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781443278157
ISBN-10: 1443278157
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A Chalice Of Castalian Dew
2009 - A Chalice of Castalian Dew [1873] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781104007782
ISBN-10: 1104007789
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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A History Of Illinois From Its Commencement As A State In 1814-1847
2008 - A History of Illinois From Its Commencement As a State in 1814-1847 [1854] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781436615815
ISBN-10: 143661581X
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Musicke of Sundrie Kindes [English Lute Songs] (Paperback)
Lyra Viol Duets
Lyra VIol Duets [Recent Researches in the Music of the Baroque Era] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780895794123
ISBN-10: 0895794128
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Alabama's Family Tides
Alabama's Family Tides (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781879688247
ISBN-10: 1879688247
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