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1540 ca1560s-1570s1623, Jul 4
an English composer of the Renaissance. He wrote in many of the forms current in England at the time, including various types of sacred and secular polyphony, keyboard (the so-called Virginalist school), and consort music. He produced sacred music for use in Anglican services, although he himself became a Roman Catholic in later life and wrote Catholic sacred music as well.
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02/27/1563-William Byrd is appointed organist at Lincoln Cathedral 
01/22/1575-English queen Elizabeth I grants Thomas Tallis and William Byrd music press monopoly 
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William Byrd1540 ca1560
 
15791623, Jul 4

Josquin Bastonunknown1542
 
1563unknown
  a Dutch composer of the first half of the 16th century. From the 1550s, he worked as kapellmeist...
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...
Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck1562, Apr/May1577
 
16211621, Oct 16
 a Dutch composer, organist, and pedagogue whose work straddled the end of the Renaissance and beg...
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