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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
 
1623, Jul 41623, Jul 4

Josquin Bastonunknown1542
 
1563unknown
  a Dutch composer of the first half of the 16th century. From the 1550s, he worked as kapellmeist...
Cipriano de Rore1515/161542
 
15641565
 a Franco-Flemish composer of the Renaissance, active in Italy. Not only was he a central represen...
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...
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 ...
Giacomo Carissimi1605, Apr1623
 
16741674, Jan 12
 an Italian composer. He is one of the most celebrated masters of the early Baroque or, more accur...
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