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.
Guillame Dufay 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
was a Belgian composer of the Renaissance period, being the main songwriter of the second generation of school francoflamenca.
He was the most famous European composers between Guillaume Dufay and Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, and is usually considered to be the central figure of the Franco-Flemish School
Was a poet, musician and theatrical author of the Spanish Prerrenacimiento in the time of the Catholic Monarchs. It belonged, along with Juan de Anchieta, among others, to the first period of the so-called Castilian polyphonic school, one of the most important in Spain, and which best represents the polyphonic evolution in this country. It reached great lyrical height in its glosses and carols.
Clement Janequin 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.
was a French composer of the Renaissance. 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 Narvaez 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.
was a Spanish composer of the Renaissance. He is generally considered to be the most influential Spanish composer before Victoria.
was a luthier, from Cremona, Italy. 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
Was an organist, harpist and Spanish composer of the Renaissance.
was an Italian composer of choral repertoire from the Renaissance. Was the most famous representative of the Romanian School, in the sixteenth century. Palestrina exerted a great influence on the development of sacred music in the Catholic Church.
was a Spanish composer of the Renaissance. He was born and died in Seville.
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
Monteverdi is considered a crucial transitional figure between the Renaissance and the Baroque periods of music history.While he worked extensively in the tradition of earlier Renaissance polyphony, such as in his madrigals, he also made great developments in form and melody and began employing the basso continuo technique, distinctive of the Baroque. Monteverdi wrote one of the earliest operas, L'Orfeo, which is the earliest surviving opera still regularly performed.