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Composers You Should Know: Renaissance

Notable Renaissance Composers (1430 - 1600)

If you wish to be generally familiar with classical music, here is a short list of composers you should know from this period.

Name

Birth

Death

Nationality

Music Online (Alexander Street Press) & Naxos

Media

Byrd, William

Books

1540

1623

English

Music Online (ASP)

Naxos

CDs/DVDS

Scores

des Prez, Josquin

Books

~1450

 1521

Franco-Flemish

Music Online (ASP)

Naxos

CDs/DVDS

Scores

Dowland, John

Books

1563

1626

English

Music Online (ASP)

Naxos

CDs/DVDS

Scores

Gabrieli, Giovanni

Books

~1554

1612

Italian

Music Online (ASP)

Naxos

CDs/DVDS

Scores

Janequin, Clément

Books

~1485

1558

French

Music Online (ASP)

Naxos

CDs/DVDS

 

Lassus, Orlando (Orlande) de

Books

1530

1594

Franco-Flemish

Music Online (ASP)

Naxos

CDs/DVDS

 

Ockeghem, Johannes (Jean)

Books

~1410

1497

Franco-Flemish

Music Online (ASP)

Naxos

CDs/DVDS

Scores

Palestrina, Giovanni Pierluigi da

Books

1525

 1594

Italian

Music Online (ASP)

Naxos

CDs/DVDS

Scores

Renaissance Composers (1430 - 1600)

If you are a student of Music History or Composition, here are additional composers you should know from this period.

Name

Birth

Death

Nationality

Music Online (Alexander Street Press) & Naxos

Media

Agricola, Alexander

Books

1446

1506

Franco-Flemish

Music Online (ASP)

Naxos

 
Scores

Arbeau, Thoinot

Books

1519

1595

French

Music Online (ASP)

Naxos

 

Buchner, Hans

1483

1538

German

Music Online (ASP)

Naxos

 
 

Bull, John

1562

1628

English

Music Online (ASP)

Naxos

Scores

Francesco da Milano

1497

1543

Italian

Music Online (ASP)

Naxos

 

Gabrieli, Andrea

1532

1585

Italian

Music Online (ASP)

Naxos

Scores

Gesualdo, Carlo

Books

1560

1613

Italian

Music Online (ASP)

Naxos

Scores

Hassler, Hans Leo

1564

1612

German

Music Online (ASP)

Naxos


Scores

la Rue, Pierre de

~1452

1518

Franco-Flemish

Music Online (ASP)

Naxos

 
Scores

Mouton, Jean

~1459

1522

French

Music Online (ASP)

Naxos

 
 

Mudarra, Alonso

~1510

1580

Spanish

Music Online (ASP)

Naxos

Scores

Narváez, Luis de (Luys)

1490

1547

Spanish

Music Online (ASP)

Naxos

CDs/DVDS

Scores

Paolo da Firenze

~1355

1436

Italian

Music Online (ASP)

Naxos

 

Paumann, Conrad

~1410

1473

German

Music Online (ASP)

Naxos

Scores

Praetorius, Hieronymus

1560

1629

German

Music Online (ASP)

Naxos

 

Tallis, Thomas

Books

~1505

1585

English

Music Online (ASP)

Naxos

CDs/DVDS

Scores

Taverner, John

Books

~1490

1545

English

Music Online (ASP)

Naxos

Scores

Tye, Christopher

~1505

~1572

English

Music Online (ASP)

Naxos

Scores

Verdelot, Philippe

Books

~1480

~1532

French

Music Online (ASP)

Naxos

 
Scores

Wolkenstein, Oswald von

Books

1377

1445

German

Music Online (ASP)

Naxos

 
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