Philip van Wilder

(? - ?1557)

Netherlands composer and lutenist resident in England after 1525, when he entered the service of Henry VIII. He became lute teacher to the future Queen Mary in 1529 and the King's lutenist in 1538. He was Keeper of the Instruments at Westminster when Henry died in 1547. Two of his sacred pieces are in the Gyffard partbooks; he is also represented in several Continental anthologies. Church music, lute pieces and In nomines survive in MS. An anonymous keyboard setting of his 'Je file' is in 'Lord Middleton's Lute Book' in Nottingham University Library.

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