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Composers, Theorists, Significant Individuals, and Notable Works

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Agazzari, Agostino

Agostino Agazzari (1578-1640)

Nationality: Italian
Chapel master at Sienna (1630-1640).
Genres: Madrigals, motets, etc., in both late Renaissance and early Baroque styles.
Important Works: Known especially for treatise "Del sonare sopra il basso" (1607).
Wrote pastoral opera "Eumelio" (1606 in Rome), one of the earliest operas.

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Agostini, Lodovico

Aichinger, Gregor

Albinoni, Tomaso Giovanni

Tomaso Giovanni Albinoni (1671–1751)

Nationality: Italian
Period: Baroque
Genres: Opera, sonatas, concertos, and sinfonias.
Important Works: Solo concertos for oboe and trumpet; concerti grossi.

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Allegri, Gregorio

Gregorio Allegri (1582–1652)

Nationality: Italian
Period: Baroque
Priest and singer who worked at the Sistine Chapel in Rome.
Genres: Sacred music.
Important Works: Nine-part Miserere written for the exclusive use of the Sistine Chapel.

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Altenburg, Michael

Arcadelt, Jacques

Arne, Thomas Augustine

Ars Cantus Mensurabilis

Attaingnant, Pierre

Pierre Attaingnant (c. 1494–1552)

Nationality: French
Was the first large-scale publisher of single-impression movable type for music-printing.
In his method of printing music the staff-segments and notes were combined, so that both could be printed in a single impression replacing the earlier double or triple impression techniques.
He was the first music publisher to achieve a true mass production.
Published Chansons nouvelles en musique à quatre parties in 1528.
In 1537 he received the unprecedented appointment of 'imprimeur et libraire du Roy en musique'.

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Bach, Carl Philipp Emanuel

Bach, Johann Sebastian

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)

Nationality: German
Period: Baroque
Genres: Sacred cantata, contrapuntal keyboard music, concertos, suites, etc.
Important Works: Brandenberg Concertos (1721); Goldberg Variations (1722); Well-Tempered Clavier (Books I and II) (1722–1744); St. John's Passion (1723); St. Matthew Passion (1729); Christmas Oratorio (1734); Italian Concerto (1735); The Musical Offering (1747); Mass in B Minor (1749); The Art of Fugue (1750); 4 orchestral suites; 7 harpsichord concertos; 3 violin concertos; over 200 cantatas.

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Bach, Wilhelm (F) Freidemann

Banchieri, Adriano

Bartok, Bela

Bartolini, Orindio

Beethoven, Ludwig von

Bennet, John

Boethius, Severinus

Buxtehude, Dietrich

Dietrich Buxtehude (c. 1637–1707)

Nationality: Danish
Period: Baroque
Genres: Organ music, cantatas for the German Protestant liturgy.
Important Works: 120 sacred cantatas and other vocal pieces; many organ works; chamber and keyboard music.

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Byrd, William

William Byrd (1543–1623)

Nationality: English
Genres: Sacred music, songs, madrigals, keyboard works, consort pieces for viols.
Important Works: Masses, three Latin and one English; Cantiones sacrae (1575); 140 keyboard pieces, including The Queenes Alman and Wolsey's Wilde.

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Caldara, Antonio

Campion, Thomas

Cantigas de Santa Maria

Carissimi, Giacomo

Giacomo Carissimi (1605–1674)

Nationality: Italy
Period: Baroque
Worked in Rome as as choir-master to Queen Christina of Sweden.
Genres: Sacred oratorio, motets, and cantatas.
Important Works: Mass setting based on “L’homme armé.”

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Charpentier, Marc-Antoine

Marc-Antoine Charpentier (c. 1645–1704)

Nationality: French
Period: Baroque
Music master and court singer to the Duchesse de Guise.
Genres: Sacred Music, Magnificats, antiphons, psalms, motets, and stage works.
Important Works: La malade imaginaire; Les arts florissants (1685).

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Clemens, Jacobus non Papa

Clementi, Muzio

Corelli, Arcangelo

Arcangelo Corelli (1653–1713)

Nationality: Italian
Period: Baroque
Genres: Violin music, sinfonias, concertos.
Important Works: Four sets of 12 trio sonatas; 12 solo sonatas; 12 concerti grossi.

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Coste, Gabriel

Couperin, Francois

Couperin, Francois

Francois Couperin (c . 1626–1661)

Nationality: French
Period: Baroque
Organist at the Royal Chapel.
Genres: Harpsichord works, instrumental suites.
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Croft, William

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Debussy, Claude

Delius, Frederick

Des Prez, Josquin

Diabelli, Anton

Dowland, John

John Dowland (c. 1563-1626)

Nationality: English
Royal lutenist to the court of James I.
Genres: Solo song with lute accompaniment.
Important Works: “Flow My Tears”; “Sweet, Stay Awhile”; “In Darkness Let Me Dwell”; Lachrimae (Tears) a collection of lute pieces (1604).

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Dufay, Guillaume

Guillaume Dufay (1397–1474)

Nationality: Flemish
Genres: Polyphonic sacred and secular forms.
Important Works: Motets; masses; songs.

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Dunstable, John



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Elgar, Edward

Esterhazy, Prince Paul Anton








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Fauré, Gabriel Urbain

Franco of Cologne


Frescobaldi, Girolamo

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Gabrieli, Andrea

Gabrieli, Giovanni

Galilei, Vincenzo

Gesualdo, Carlo

Carlo Gesualdo (c. 1560–1613)

Nationality: Italian
Genres: Secular vocal music.
Important Works: Six books of madrigals.

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Gibbons, Orlando

Grieg, Edvard

Guido d' Arezzo

Guido d' Arezzo (11th-century)

Nationality: Italian
Important Works: Italian monk who invented the solmization system (the precursor of tonic solfa) in which various syllables were used to indicate pitches in a musical scale. He also invented the Guidonian Hand in which the tips and joints of the five fingers were used as an aid to remembering the various notes.

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Halle, Adam de la

Handel, George Friedrich

Handel, George Friedrich

George Friedrich Handel (1685–1759)

Nationality: German
Period: Baroque
Genres: Italianate operas and English oratorios
Important Works: Water Music (1717); Acis and Galatea (1718) and 45 other operas; Chandos Anthems (1717–1720); 12 concerti grossi (1739); Messiah (1742); 15 other oratorios, Music for the Royal Fireworks (1749).

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Hassler, Hans Leo

Haydn, Joseph

Joseph Haydn (1732–1809)

Nationality: Austrian
Period: Classical
Genres: Symphonies, string quartets, opera, oratorios, masses.
Important Works: Stabat Mater (1767); Die Schöpfung (The Creation) (1797); Die jahreszeiten (The Seasons) (1798).

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Hildegard of Bingen

Hildegard of Bingen (1098–1179)

Nationality: German
Genres: Plainsong settings of her own poetry.
Important Works: Ordo Virtutum; Symphonia Armonie Celestium Revelationum.

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Hindemith, Paul

Hummel, Johann Nepomuk

Humperdinck, Engelbert

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Ingegneri, Marc Antonio

Isaac, Heinrich








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Jacopo da Bologna

Johnson, Robert

Joplin, Scott

Josquin des Prez

Josquin des Prez (c. 1440–1521)

Nationality: Flemish
Genres: Polyphonic sacred works and secular songs.
Important Works: 19 Masses, including Pange lingua and De beata virgine.

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Kuhnau, Johann









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Landini, Francesco

Lassus, Orlando di

Orlando di Lassus (c. 1532–1594)

Nationality: Flemish
Genres: Polyphonic sacred and lyrical secular music.
Important Works: Psalmi Davidis poenitentiales (1584); “Tristis est anima mea” (1568); “Adoremus te, Christe” (1604); and many other motets.

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Loeillet, Jean Baptiste

Lully, Jean-Baptiste

Jean-Baptiste Lully (1632–1687)

Nationality: Italian
Period: Baroque
Genres: Court ballets, comedy-ballets, opera
Important Works: 36 court ballets; 14 comédies-ballets, including Les facheux (1661) and Le bourngeois gentilhomme (1670); 16 tragédies-lyriques, including Alceste (1674), Atys (1676), Amadis (1684), Roland (1685) and Armide (1686).

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MacDowell, Edward Alexander

Machaut, Guillaume de

Guillaume de Machaut (c. 1300–1377)

Nationality: French
Genres: Sacred and secular vocal music of the ars nova.
Important Works: Notre-Dame Mass; motets; secular songs.

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Magnus Liber Organi

Marpurg, Friedrich Wilhelm

Mattheson, Johann

Mendelssohn, Felix Bartholdy

Messe de Nostre Dame

Micrologus

Monastery of St. Gall

Monte, Filip de

Monteverdi, Claudio

Claudio Monteverdi (1567–1643)

Nationality: Italian
Period: Baroque
Genres: Opera, madrigals, motets.
Important Works: Nine books of madrigals; Vespro della beata verine (1610); La favola d’Orfeo (1607); Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria (1640); L’incoronazione di Poppea (1642).

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Montpellier Codex

Morales, Cristóbal

Morley, Thomas

Musica Enchiriadis

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Nielsen, Carl









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Ockeghem, Johannes

Johannes Ockeghem (c. 1410–1497)

Nationality: Flemish
Genres: Polyphonic sacred works.
Important Works: 14 Masses.

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Offenbach, Jacques

Old Hall Manuscript







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Pachelbel, Johann

Johann Pachelbel (1653–1706)

Nationality: German
Period: Baroque
Genres: Organ music.
Important Works: Canon and Gigue in D major; six suites for two violins; organ chorales.

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Palestrina, Giovanni Pierluigi da

Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (c. 1525–1594)

Nationality: Italian
Genres: Polyphonic sacred music.
Important Works: Missa Papae Marcelli (1567); Missa Assumpta est Maria (1567); Missa brevis (1570); Stabat Mater (1590).

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Bach, Giovanni Battista

Pergolesi, Giovanni Battista (1710–1736)

Nationality: Italian
Period: Baroque
Genres: Comic opera.
Important Works: La serva padrona (The Maid as Mistress) (1733); Stabat Mater (1736).

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Perotin

Petrus de Cruce

Piston, Walter

Power, Leonel

Praetorius, Michael

Purcell, Henry

Henry Purcell (1659–1695)

Nationality: English
Period: Baroque
Genres: Opera and incidental music for the stage, odes, anthems, instrumental music.
Important Works: Dido and Aeneas (1689); King Arthur (1691); The Fairy Queen (1692); Hail, Bright Cecilia (1692); Come, Ye Sons of Art (1694); Te Deum and Jubilate in D (1694); Funeral music for Queen Mary (1695).

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Quantz, Johann Joachim









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Ravel, Maurice

Rameau, Jean-Philippe

Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683–1764)

Nationality: French
Period: Baroque
Genres: Opera and opera-ballets in the French style.
Important Works: Les Indes galantes (The Courtly Indies) (1735); Castor et Pollux (1737); Pièces de clavecin (1741).

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Roman de Fauvel

Rore, Cipriano de





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Satie, Erik

Scarlatti, Alessandro

Alessandro Scarlatti (1660–1725)

Nationality: Italian
Period: Baroque
Pupil of Carissimi; worked in Rome for Queen Christina of Sweden.
Genres: Opera, sacred music, and chamber cantatas.
Important Works: La Griselda (1721).

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Scarlatti, Dominico

Dominico Scarlatti (1685–1757)

Nationality: Italian
Period: Baroque
Genres: Virtuoso harpsichord music.
Important Works: 550 keyboard sonatas.

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Scheidt, Samuel

Schein, Johann Hermann

Schmelzer, Johann

Scholica Enchiriadis

Schütz, Heinrich

Heinrich Schütz (1585–1672)

Nationality: German
Period: Baroque
Genres: Sacred vocal and instrumental music, including oratorios and Passions.
Important Works: Psalmen Davids (1619); Cantiones sacrae (1625); opera Dafne ( 1627); Symphoniae sacrae (1629, 1647, 1650); Sieben Worte Jesu Christi am Kreuz (Seven Words of Christ on the Cross) (1645); Christmas Oratorio (1660); Passions according to Matthew, Mark, Luke and John (1664).

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Senfl, Ludwig

Squarcialupi Codex

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Tallis, Thomas

Thomas Tallis (c. 1505–1585)

Nationality: English
Genres: Polyphonic motets in Latin and English.
Important Works: Motet Spem in alium (c . 1570); Lamentations of Jeremiah; Cantiones sacrae.

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Tartini, Giuseppe

Giuseppe Tartini (1692–1770)

Nationality: Italian
Period: Baroque
Genres: Violin sonatas, concertos, and other instrumental works.
Important Works: Devil’s Trill.

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Taverner, John

Tchaikowski, Piotr Ilyich

Telemann, Georg Philipp

Tinctoris, Johannes

Trent Codices



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Vaughn Williams, Ralph

Vecchi, Orazio Tiberio

Victoria, Tomás Louis de

Tomás Louis de Victoria (c. 1548–1611)

Nationality: Spanish
Genres: Richly polyphonic sacred works.
Important Works: Requiem Mass for the Dowager Empress Maria (1603); 20 masses; 16 magnificats.

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Vivaldi, Antonio

Antonio Vivaldi (1678–1741)

Nationality: Italian
Period: Baroque
Genres: Instrumental music, especially violin concertos.
Important Works: Over 400 concertos published in sets, including L’estro armonico (1711); Il cimento dell’armonia e dell’inventione (1725) 12 concertos of which the first four are Le quattro stagioni.

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Vogelweide, Walter von der





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Wagner, Richard

Walther, Johann Gottfried

Weber, Carl Maria Von

Webern, Anton Von

Willaert, Adrian

Winchester Tropers

Wolf, Hugo



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Young, La Monte









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Zemlinsky, Alexander Von









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