Renacissence Composers


Jhon Dunstable

1390 - 24 December 1453

Was an English composer of polyphonic music of the late medieval era and early Renaissance periods. He was one of the most famous composers active in the early 15th century, a near-contemporary of Leonel Power, and was widely influential, not only in England but on the continent, especially in the developing style of the Burgundian School

Guillaume Dufay

5 of august 1397 - 27 of november 1474

5 August, c. 1397[1] – 27 November 1474) was a Franco-Flemish composer of the early Renaissance. A central figure in the Burgundian School, he was regarded by his contemporaries as one of the leading composers in Europe in the mid-15th century.

Johannes Ockeghem

Approx. 1450 - 27 of august of 1521

Was the most famous composer of the Franco-Flemish School in the last half of the 15th century, and is often considered the most influential composer between Guillaume Dufay and Josquin des Prez. In addition to being a renowned composer, he was also an honored singer, choirmaster, and teacher.

Josquin Deprèz

Approx. 1450 - 27 of august of 1521

Was a Franco-Flemish composer of the Renaissance. His original name is sometimes given as Josquin Lebloitte and his later name is given under a wide variety of spellings in French, Italian, and Latin, including Iosquinus Pratensis and Iodocus a Prato.

Juan de Encina

Approx. 1468 - 1529

1468 – died late 1529 or early 1530)[1] was a composer, poet and playwright,[2]:535 often called the founder, along with Gil Vicente, of Spanish drama.[1] His name at birth was Juan de Fermoselle.[1]

Clement Janequin

Approx. 1485 - 1558

Was a French composer of the Renaissance. He was one of the most famous composers of popular chansons of the entire Renaissance, and along with Claudin de Sermisy, was hugely influential in the development of the Parisian chanson, especially the programmatic type. The wide spread of his fame was made possible by the concurrent development of music printing

Ludwig Senfl

Approx. 1486 - Approx. 2 of December of 1542

Was a Swiss composer of the Renaissance, active in Germany. He was the most famous pupil of Heinrich Isaac, was music director to the court of Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor, and was an influential figure in the development of the Franco-Flemish polyphonic style in Germany

Claudin de Sermisy

1490 - 13 October 1562

Was a French composer of the Renaissance.[1] Along with Clément Janequin he was one of the most renowned composers of French chansons in the early 16th century; in addition he was a significant composer of sacred music. His music was both influential on, and influenced by, contemporary Italian styles

Luis de Navarez

Approx. 1500 - 1555

Was a Spanish composer and vihuelist. Highly regarded during his lifetime, Narváez is known today for Los seys libros del delphín, a collection of polyphonic music for the vihuela which includes the earliest known variation sets. He is also notable for being the earliest composer for vihuela to adapt the contemporary Italian style of lute music.

Andrea Amati

Approx. 1505 - 1577

Amati is credited with making the first instruments of the violin family that are in the form we use today According to the National Music Museum in Vermillion, South Dakota

Antonio de Cabezón

Approx. 1510 - 30 of March of 1566

Was a Spanish Renaissance composer and organist. Blind from childhood, he quickly rose to prominence as a performer and was eventually employed by the royal family. He was among the most important composers of his time and the first major Iberian keyboard compose

Giovanni Pierluigi

30 of september of 1525 - 2 of february of 1594

Was an Italian Renaissance composer of sacred music and the best-known 16th-century representative of the Roman School of musical composition.[2] He had a lasting influence on the development of church music, and his work has often been seen as the culmination of Renaissance

Francisco Guerrero

Approx. 1528 - 4 of November of 1599

Was a Spanish composer of the Renaissance. He was born and died in Seville

Tomas Luis de Victoria

Approx. 1548 - 27 of August of 1611

Was the most famous composer in 16th-century Spain, and was one of the most important composers of the Counter-Reformation, along with Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina and Orlando di Lasso. Victoria was not only a composer, but also an accomplished organist and singer as well as a Catholic priest. However, he preferred the life of a composer to that of a performer

Cristobal de Morales

Approx. 4 of september of 1553

Was a Spanish composer of the Renaissance. He is generally considered to be the most influential Spanish composer before Victoria.


15 of may of 1567 - 29 of november 1643

Was an Italian composer, gambist, singer, and Catholic priest.[2]