THOMAS FORD (1580 - 1648)
Thomas Ford was a musician in the service of Prince Henry and after the latters death to the
future Charles I until the civil war of 1642. At the time of his death in 1648 he
was employed as a composer and as a viol-player in the royal service. His
compositions include songs, sacred and secular part songs, and instrumental
music, the latter in particular for the lyra viol and for instrumental consort.