Alexander Agricola 1446-1506Genre commonly composed: Masses, Motets, Chansons, and Secular songs.
Musical Inventions: N/A
Music Traits: 3 part songs often in an oblique fashion.
Inventions: all patents
Josquin de Prez ~ 1450-1522Genre commonly composed: Motets, Virtuoso Motets, and Choral Music.
Musical Inventions: The Crumhorn, Viol, and Rackett.
Music Traits: Polyphonic vocal music.
Inventions: Printing Press
Pierre de la Rue ~1452-1518Genre commonly composed: Mostly religious Renaissance music.
Musical Inventions: N/A
Music Traits: Masses, Motets, and use of Polyphony.
Jean Mouton ~1459-1522Genre commonly composed: Mostly Motets.
Musical Inventions: The Sackbut.
Music Traits: 'Older' style vocal lines in clearly defined sections.
Inventions: The Sallet of Emporer Maximilian.
Hans Buchner 1483-1538Genre commonly composed: Arranged vocal music, Organs, and Hymns for Mass.
Musical Inventions: The "Cantoria"
Music Traits: Scoring for Organ and 3rd part use of "Fundamentum."
Clement Janequin ~1485-1558Genre commonly composed: Chansons
Musical Inventions: Tudor methods in music.
Music Traits: Several part songs but the added sound of nature. and Porgrammatic.
Inventions: The 1st Parachute.
Luis de Navarez 1490-1547Genre commonly composed: Polyphonic music.
Musical Inventions: The 1st Piano and Cello design.
Music Traits: Polyphonic music for Vihuela.
Inventions: The flying machines.
Milano de Francesco 1497-1543Genre commonly composed: Lute music and Vocal compositions.
Musical Inventions: The Aerophone and Hesiod.
Music Traits: Refined Polyphonic textures.
Inventions: The last supper painting.
Alanso Mudarra ~1510-1580Genre commonly composed: Instrumental
Musical Inventions: The Crumhorn Consort.
Music Traits: Non-contrapuntal style and variations.
Inventions: The Horizontal water wheel.
Thoinot Arbeau 1519-1595Genre commonly composed: Dances such as a Gavotte or an Allemande.
Musical Inventions: The Harpsichord and Lute
Music Traits: "Rustic," type music with repeated phrases.
Inventions: None other than Da Vinci's before 1519.
Orlando di Lasso 1530-1594Genre commonly composed: Classical
Musical Inventions: The Cornet Shepherd's Crook.
Music Traits: Use of Chromatic alterations, Lassus and Hymns.
Andrea Gabrieli 1532-1585Genre commonly composed: Classical
Musical Inventions: The Recorder, and other instruments made of wood.
Music Traits: Secular Vocal music and mixed vocal.
Inventions: 1st the model typewriter.
William Byrd 1540-1623Genre commonly composed: Classical
Musical Inventions: The Recorder Consort.
Music Traits: Mystical Tonality and Secular compositions.
Inventions: Mining and Navigation.
Giovanni Gabrieli 1557-1612Genre commonly composed: Classical
Musical Inventions: Marginals, Canzonettes and 1st model Trombone.
Music Traits: Homophony and Polyphony in multi choir sections.
Inventions: The field of Physician and Mathemetician.
Carlo Gesualdo 1560-1613Genre commonly composed: Classical
Musical Inventions: The Tutinama on instruments.
Music Traits: Marginals, and pieces of sacred music.
Inventions: The Geneva Bible was published.
Jon Bull 1562-1628Genre commonly composed: For Organ and Keyboard.
Musical Inventions: Inventions of the Opera.
Music Traits: Frequently used "free voice textures."
Inventions: Weaponry and immunogenic composition.
Jon Dowland 1563-1626Genre commonly composed: Classical
Musical Inventions: Tablature to write Polyphonic music.
Music Traits: Primarily Lute solos and Consort music.
Inventions: Stocking Frames, Knitting machines, and Textiles.
Hans Leo Hassler 1564-1612Genre commonly composed: Classical
Musical Inventions: The 'Messiah' on Violin
Music Traits: Polychoral style and Venetian expressionism.
Inventions: The Thermometer, Pencil, and Pendulum Clock.