Ludford, Nicholas, English composer; b. c. 1485; d. c. 1557. He was one of the musicians at the Royal Free Chapel of St. Stephen’s, Westminster, until it was dissolved in 1547, and in 1521 he was admitted to the Fraternity of St. Nicholas, a guild of musicians. His surviving works (all in MS) include masses, motets, and a Magnificat. His Collected Works, ed. by J. Bergsagel, were issued in Corpus Mensurabilis Musicae, XXVI (1965).
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