Thomas Byrd [Bird, Birde]

(? - 1561)

English composer. Not the Thomas Byrd who was father of William Byrd. Member of the Confraternity of St Nicholas 1518. In service of Cardinal Wosley through some time in the 1530s. Gentleman of the Chapel Royal 1538-58. Clerke of the Cheque of the Chapel Royal 1558-61. Represented, if at all, by a single work in the Gyffard partbooks, namely the In exitu Israelwritten jointly by John Sheppard, William Mundy and 'mr birde.'

Latin Church Music 1460-1575: The Composers   |  IV M: England Through 1635