The Renaissance (1430-1600)

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In Music
  • Period:
    1397
    to
    1474

    Guillaume Du Fay

    Franco-Flemish; the first important Renaissance composer; used older medieval cadences; (also spelled Dufay)
  • Period:
    1410
    to
    1497

    Johannes Ockeghem

    Bass singer; served 3 Kings; very respected; did not use much imitation; born in Northeastern France; important teacher
  • 1430

    Genre of The Renaissance

    Air, Allemande, Anthem, Ballade, Ballet, Branle, Canzona, Chanson, Chorale, Fauxbordon, Frottola, Galliard (gagliarda), German Polyphonic Lieder, Hymn, Incidental Music, Intermedio, Lied, Lute song, Madrigal (the Renaissance type), Madrigal comedy, March, Masque, Mass, Motet, Partita, Passion, Pavane (pavana), Prelude, Quodlibet, Requiem, Ricercar (ricercare, plural), Toccata, Verset, Villancico
  • Period:
    1450
    to
    1521

    Josquin des Prez

    Considered by Martin Luther to be the "best composer of our time" and "the master of the notes;" he was said to have had no peer in music; French
  • Period:
    1450
    to
    1517

    Heinrich Isaac

    Franco-Flemish composer who influenced German music; court composer to Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I in Vienna; served in Florence
  • Period:
    1452
    to
    1518

    Pierre de la Rue

    Leading composer at the Burgundian court; never worked in Italy; very famous in his day; frequent use of canon and ostinato preferred low sonorities
  • 1454

    Johannes Gutenberg's bible is published

  • Period:
    1457
    to
    1505

    Jacob Orbecht

    Made important contributions to large-scale forms and their unity; Dutch; important composer in the masses in Europe
  • Period:
    1466
    to
    1539

    Ottiviano Petrucci

    First music printer and publisher; preserved Renaissance music for us today
  • Period:
    1483
    to
    1546

    Martin Luther

    German theologian and composer; he was the founder of the Lutheran church
  • Period:
    1490
    to
    1562

    Adrian Willaert

    Complex, continuous polyphony; strong advocate of textual expression; studied with Jean Mouton; served in Italian courts; extraordinary teacher; worked in Venice at St. Marks Cathedral
  • 1504

    Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni finishes "David"

  • Period:
    1505
    to

    Thomas Tallis

    English organist; taught Byrd; he was Catholic during Henry VIII's troubled years; wrote both for the Latin and the reformed English liturgies
  • Period:
    1507
    to
    1568

    Jacques Arcadelt

    Dutch; worked in Rome and Paris; famous for his early madrigals and his 3 to 7-voice masses (often homorhythmic style); well published in the 16th century
  • Period:
    1515
    to
    1565

    Cipriano de Rore

    Flemish; worked in Ferrara and Parma; associated with Willaert
  • Period:
    1521
    to

    Phillipe de Monte

    At the Viennese and Prague courts; religious; Franco-Flemish; mixed polyphony and homophony; one of the most prolific composers of the Renaissance
  • Period:
    1525
    to

    Giovanni Pierluigi de Palestrina

    Became an icon of Renaissance music for future generations; Roman style; responded to the requests of the Council of Trent to reform Catholic church music; mostly contrapuntal liturgical music
  • Period:
    1532
    to

    Orlando di Lasso

    Also Roland de Lassus; widely traveled; employed G. Gabrieli in 1575; over 2000 compositions in all languages; one of the most versatile and prolic composers in the 16th century
  • Period:
    1532
    to

    Andrea Gabrieli

    Italian organist, composer, teacher; uncle of Giovanni; worked in Venice; pupil of Willaert; versatile and innovative
  • Period:
    1534
    to

    Count Giovanni Bardi

    Leader of the Florentine Camerata in the late 1570s-90s; Italian critic, poet, composer, and playwright
  • Period:
    1535
    to

    Giaches de Wert

    Pupil of Rore;s served the Dukes Manuta and Parma; Stormy personal life; text declamation was important to him; he influenced Monteverdi; friend of the poet Tasso; madrigals of the Concerto dellla donne
  • Period:
    1540
    to

    William Byrd

    English; Catholic composer writing both Protestant and Catholic music in England; greatest English composer of his time
  • Period:
    1548
    to

    Tomas Luis de Victoria

    Spanish; continued Palestrina's Roman style in Spain; studied in Rome; sacred-music composer; the greatest composer in the Renaissance
  • 1570

    First Modern Atlas is Published