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1562, Apr/May1577-16211621, Oct 16
a Dutch composer, organist, and pedagogue whose work straddled the end of the Renaissance and beginning of the Baroque eras. He was among the first major keyboard composers of Europe, and his work as a teacher helped establish the north German organ tradition. Sweelinck represents the highest development of the Dutch keyboard school, and indeed represented a pinnacle in keyboard contrapuntal complexity and refinement before J.S. Bach. However, he was a skilled composer for voices as well, and composed more than 250 vocal works (chansons, madrigals, motets and Psalms).
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Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck1562, Apr/May1577
 
16211621, Oct 16

William Byrd1540 ca1560
 
15791623, Jul 4
 an English composer of the Renaissance. He wrote in many of the forms current in England at the t...
Alexander Utendal1543/451564
 
15811581, May 7
 a Flemish composer. Due to his position as vice-chapel master he mostly composed sacred works, al...
Sebastian de Vivanco15511570
 
16101622, Oct 26
 a Spanish priest and composer of the Renaissance. The bulk of Vivanco's surviving work was publis...
Michael Praetorius1571, Feb 151587
 
16211621, Feb 15
 a German composer, organist, and music theorist. He was one of the most versatile composers of hi...
Leone Leoni [2]1560 ca1588
 
16271627
 a North Italian polyphonic composer who served as maestro di cappella at Vicenza cathedral from 1...
Andreas Hakenberger15741608
 
16271627
 a German composer. Not much is known of his life. He was born in Kremmin, Pomerania. Hakenberger ...
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