Ward, John M(ilton)

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Ward, John M(ilton)

Ward, John M(ilton) American musicologist; b. Oakland, Calif., July 6, 1917. He studied at San Francisco State Coll. (B.A., 1941), the Univ. of Wash. (M.M., 1942), with Milhaud (composition, 1943-44), and at N.Y.U. (Ph.D., 1953, with the diss. The Vihuela de Mano and Its Music (1536-1576). He taught at Mich. State Univ. (1947-53), the Univ. of 111. (1953-55), and at Harvard Univ. (1955-85). He ed. The Dublin Virginal Manuscript, Wellesley Edition, III (1954; 2nd ed., rev. and aug., 1964; new ed., 1983) and Music for Elizabethan Lutes (2 vols., Oxford, 1992), and also contributed numerous essays and specialized articles to various scholarly music magazines.


A. Shapiro, ed., Music and Context: Essays for J.M. W.(1985).

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