The Tudor Society
  • August 9 – Composer Nicholas Ludford

    A photo of St Margaret's, Westminster, by Reinhold Möller.

    On this day in Tudor history, 9th August 1557, composer Nicholas Ludford was buried in St Margaret’s Church, Westminster, in a vault with his first wife, Anne..

    Ludford is known for his festal masses, which can be found in the Caius and Lambeth choirbooks (1521-27) and the Peterhouse partbooks (1539-40).

    His biographer David Skinner described Ludford as “one of the last unsung geniuses of Tudor polyphony”.

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