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Top Renaissance composers: 1350–1470

Rank Topic Wikipedia views
Oct 21 2010
1 Franchinus Gaffurius (1451–1522) 50
2 Marchetto Cara (c. 1470 – ? 1525) 30
3 Bartolomeo da Bologna (fl. 1405–1427) 28
4 Guglielmo Ebreo da Pesaro (c. 1420–1484) Dance master 27
5 Bartolomeo Tromboncino (c. 1470 – c. 1535) 25
6 Zacara da Teramo 23
7 Antonius Romanus (fl. 1400–1432) 22
8 Paolo da Firenze (c. 1355 – c. 1436; aka Paolo Tenorista) 22
9 Giacomo Fogliano (1468 – 10 April 1548) 12
10 Giovanni Mazzuoli (Giovanni degli Organi) (1360–1426) Also known as Jovannes de Florentia, Giovanni degli Organi & Giovanni di Niccol <!--N.B. to anyone who starts this article: most information pre-1992 on this composer has been disproved.--> 9
11 Antonio da Cividale (fl.c. 1392–1421) Also known as Antonius de Civitate Austrie 9
12 Nicolaus Zacharie (c. 1400 or before – 1466) 7
13 Johannes de Quadris (c. 1410 – ? 1457) 7
14 Antonius Janue (fl.c. 1460) 5
15 Grazioso da Padova (fl. 1390? - 1410?) also known as Gratiosus de Padua < 5
16 Piero Mazzuoli (Son of Giovanni Mazzuoli, whose compositions are all found in the San Lorenzo palimpsest) < 5

Top Renaissance composers: 1370–1500

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Oct 21 2010
1 Oswald von Wolkenstein (1376-7 - 1445) 74
2 Johann Walter (1496–1570) 46
3 Arnolt Schlick (c. 1450 – c. 1525) 42
4 Conrad Paumann (c. 1410–1473) 32
5 Martin Agricola (1486–1556) 24
6 Arnold von Bruck (c. 1490–1554) 19
7 Leonhard Kleber (c. 1495–1556) 16
8 Heinrich Finck (1444/1445–1527) 16
9 Hans Buchner (1483–1538) 14
10 Pierre Alamire (c. 1470–1536) Active in the Low Countries 14
11 Thomas Stoltzer (c. 1480–1526) 8
12 Lorenz Lemlin (c. 1495 – c. 1549) 6
13 Hans Gerle (c. 1498–1570) 5
14 Hans Kotter (c. 1485–1541) 5
15 Thomas Mancinus (1550 – c. 1612) < 5
16 Adam von Fulda (c. 1445–1505) < 5
17 Benedictus Ducis (c. 1492–1544) < 5
18 Wolfgang Schmeltzl (c. 1500 to 1505 – c. 1564) < 5
19 Hans Judenkünig (c. 1450–1526), or Judenkönig < 5

Top Renaissance composers: 1451–1500

Rank Topic Wikipedia views
Oct 21 2010
1 Jean Mouton (c. 1459–1522) 80
2 Claudin de Sermisy (c. 1490–1562) 72
3 Antoine Brumel (c. 1460–1512/1513) 60
4 Jacquet of Mantua (1483–1559) 16
5 Philippe Verdelot (c. 1475 – before 1552) Active in Italy 15
6 Antoine de Longueval (fl. 1498–1525) 11
7 Colinet de Lannoy (d. before 1497) 10
8 Pierre Vermont (c. 1495 – between 1527 and 1533) 9
9 Jean Braconnier ('fl. from 1478; died 1512), also known as Lourdault 9
10 Ninot le Petit (fl. c. 1500–1520) 7
11 Carpentras (c. 1470–1548) 7
12 Mathieu Gascongne (fl. 1517–1518)<!--probably at French court by 1500--> 6
13 Sandrin (c. 1490 – c. 1560) Also known as Pierre Regnault 5
14 Clément Janequin (c. 1485–1558) 5
15 Nicolle des Celliers de Hesdin (d. 1538) 5
16 Antoine de Févin (c. 1470–1511/12) Brother of Robert de Févin < 5
17 Jean l'Héritier (1480–1552) Also spelt Heretier, Lhéritier, Lirithier < 5
18 Pierrequin de Thérache (c. 1470–1528) active in Lorraine < 5
19 Robert de Févin (fl. late 15th cent. – early 16th cent.) Brother of Antoine de Févin < 5
20 Pietrequin Bonnel (fl. 1488–c. 1499) < 5
21 Jean Conseil (c. 1498–1534) Active in Italy < 5

Top Renaissance composers: 1451–1510

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Oct 21 2010
1 Juan del Encina (1468 – c. 1529) 104
2 Alonso Mudarra (c. 1510–1580) 51
3 Diego Ortiz (c. 1510–c. 1570) 50
4 Mateo Flecha the elder (1481?–1553?), or Mateu Fletxa el Vell 29
5 Juan de Anchieta (1462–1523) 19
6 Juan Bermudo (c. 1510 – c. 1565) 14
7 Francisco de la Torre (fl. 1483–1504) 11
8 Pedro de Pastrana (c. 1490–after 1558) < 5
9 Bartolomé de Escobedo (c. 1505–1563) < 5
10 Juan de Triana (fl. c. 1460–1500) < 5
11 Antonio de Cabezón (c. 1510–1566) < 5
12 Luis de Milán (c. 1500–after 1560) < 5
13 Alonso de Mondéjar (fl. 1502–1516), or Mondexar < 5
14 Andreas De Silva (c. 1475/1480–after 1520) < 5
15 Juan Pérez de Gijón (fl. c. 1460–1500) < 5
16 Cristóbal de Morales (c. 1500–1553) < 5
17 Luis Venegas de Henestrosa (c. 1510–1570) < 5
18 Luis de Narváez (c. 1500 – between 1550 and 1560) < 5
19 Juan Vásquez (c. 1500–c. 1560) < 5
20 Francisco de Peñalosa (c. 1470–1528) < 5

Top Renaissance composers: 1471–1500

Rank Topic Wikipedia views
Oct 21 2010
1 Costanzo Festa (c. 1495–1545) Early composer of madrigals; member of Sistine Chapel choir 52
2 Francesco Canova da Milano (1497–1543) 36
3 Andrea Antico da Montona (c. 1480–after 1538) 36
4 Vincenzo Capirola (1474–after 1548) 28
5 Albert de Rippe (c.1500–1551) Also known as Alberto da Ripa and da Mantova 24
6 Mattio Rampollini (1497–c. 1553) 22
7 Sebastiano Festa (1490-5–1524) Early composer of madrigals; possibly related to Costanzo Festa 20
8 Joan Ambrosio Dalza (fl. 1508) 19
9 Francesco de Layolle (1492–c. 1540) Florentine composer, in the employ of the Medici; music teacher to sculptor Benvenuto Cellini 16
10 Maistre Jhan (c. 1485–1538) Early madrigalist, active at Ferrara 13
11 Franciscus Bossinensis (fl. 1509–1511) 12
12 Bernardo Pisano (1490–1548) Possibly the earliest composer of madrigals, though not in name 12
13 Filippo de Lurano (c. 1475–c. 1520) 11
14 Francesco Spinacino (late 15th cent.–after 1507) 10
15 Bartolomeo degli Organi (1474–1539) 7
16 Gasparo Alberti (c. 1489–1560) 5
17 Pietro Paolo Borrono (c. 1490–after 1563) < 5
18 Francesco Patavino (fl. c. 1500) < 5
19 Antonio Caprioli (fl. c. 1500) < 5
20 Marco Dall'Aquila (c. 1480–after 1538) < 5
21 Giovanni Thomaso Cimello (c. 1510–after 1579), or Giovanthomaso Cimello < 5

Top Renaissance composers: 1501–1525

1501–1525 listed here.

Top Renaissance composers: 1501–1550

1501–1550 listed here.

Top Renaissance composers: 1501–1571

Rank Topic Wikipedia views
Oct 21 2010
1 Michael Praetorius (c. 1571–1621) 284
2 Hans Leo Hassler (1564–1612) 98
3 Hieronymus Praetorius (1560–1629) 37
4 Elias Nikolaus Ammerbach (c. 1530–1597) 31
5 Caspar Othmayr (1515–1553) 29
6 Christoph Demantius (1567–1643) 25
7 Hermann Finck (1527–1558) 17
8 Johannes Eccard (1553–1611) 12
9 Georg Forster (c. 1510–1568) 10
10 Johannes Nucius (c. 1556–1620) 10
11 Leonhard Lechner (c. 1553–1606) 10
12 Andreas Hakenberger (1574–1627) 5
13 Mattheus Waissel (c. 1540–1602) < 5
14 Andreas Raselius (c. 1562–1602) < 5
15 Jobst von Brandt (1517–1570) < 5
16 Sigmund Hemmel (c. 1520–1565) < 5
17 Hans Neusiedler (1508–1563) < 5
18 Elias Mertel (c. 1561–1626) < 5

Top Renaissance composers: 1511–1570

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Oct 21 2010
1 Francisco Guerrero (1528–1599) 72
2 Alonso Lobo (c. 1555–1617) 46
3 Hernando Franco (1532–1585), active in Guatemala and Mexico 32
4 Juan Esquivel Barahona (c. 1563–after 1624?) 26
5 Joan Brudieu (c. 1520–1591) 16
6 Joan Pau Pujol (1570–1626) 14
7 Miguel de Fuenllana (fl. 1553–1578) 13
8 Vicente Espinel (1550–1624) 12
9 Rodrigo de Ceballos (c. 1525/1530–1581) 10
10 Sebastián Raval (c. 1550–1604) 7
11 Ambrosio Cotes (c. 1550–1603) 6
12 Juan Navarro (c. 1530–1580) < 5
13 Tomás Luis de Victoria (1548–1611) < 5
14 Bernardo Clavijo del Castillo (c. 1549–1626), active in Palermo, Sicily and later in Salamanca. Published motets in 1588 < 5
15 Ginés de Boluda (c. 1545–c. 1606) < 5
16 Juan Navarro (c. 1550–c. 1610), active in Mexico < 5
17 Mateo Flecha the younger (c. 1530–1604), or Mateu Fletxa el Jove < 5
18 Enríquez de Valderrábano (fl. 1547) < 5
19 Tomás de Santa María (c. 1515–1570) < 5
20 Hernando de Cabezón (1541–1602) < 5
21 Sebastián Aguilera de Heredia (1565–1627) < 5
22 Leonardo Meldart Fiamengo (fl. c. 1550–1600) < 5
23 Ginés Pérez de la Parra (c. 1548–1600) < 5

Top Renaissance composers: 1526–1550

1526–1550 listed here.

Top Renaissance composers: 1551–1557

Rank Topic Wikipedia views
Oct 21 2010
1 Julien Perrichon (1566 – c. 1600) Also a lutenist. 29
2 Jacques Mauduit (1557–1627) 9
3 Jacques Champion (before 1555–1642) known as La Chapelle<!--This Jacques Champion was the father of Jacques Champion de Chambonnières (c. 1601/1602–1672)--> 8
4 Fabrice Caietain (fl. 1570–1578) < 5

Top Renaissance composers: 1551–1570

1551–1570 listed here.

Top Renaissance composers: 1551–1574

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Oct 21 2010
1 Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck (1562–1621) 185
2 Claudio Pari (1574 – after 1619) Active in Italy 27
3 Philippe Rogier (c. 1561–1596) Active in Spain 24
4 Cornelis Verdonck (1563–1625) 13
5 Rinaldo del Mel (c. 1554 – c. 1598) Active in Italy 11
6 Géry de Ghersem (1573/5 – 1630) Active in Spain and the Netherlands < 5

Top Renaissance composers: 1551–1585

1551–1585 listed here.

Top Renaissance composers: 1571–1580

1571–1580 listed here.

Top Renaissance composers: 1581–1611

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Oct 21 2010
1 Orlando Gibbons (1583–1625) 194
2 Nicholas Lanier (1588–1666) Also spelt Lanière 44
3 Robert Johnson (c. 1582–1633) 41
4 Thomas Ravenscroft (c. 1590 – c. 1633) Published a book of psalms amongst others 40
5 Robert Ramsey (d. 1644) Composed mythological and biblical dialogues, such as Dives and Abraham, Saul and the Witch of Endor, and Orpheus and Pluto 33
6 John Jenkins (1592–1678) 23
7 John Adson (1587–1640) 17
8 Robert Dowland (1591–1641) Son of John Dowland. Only three works are definitely ascribed to him: two lute pieces in the 'Varietie of Lute Lessons' and one in the 'Margaret Board Lutebook'. 8
9 Charles Coleman (d. 1646) 5
10 William Corkine (fl. 1610–1617) 5
11 George Mason (fl. 1611 to 1618) Published (with John Earsden) The Ayres That Were Sung And Played, at Brougham Castle in Westmerland, in the Kings Entertainment... 1618. This included some of the few masque songs that survive from the period immediately after 1613 < 5
12 Richard Mico (1590–1661) Two 18th century arrangements for viols of keyboard pavans in a MS in the British Museum survive < 5
13 Walter Porter (c. 1588–1659) Madrigalist. Publications include instrumental toccatas, sinfonias and ritornellos as well as vocal pieces < 5
14 John Lugg (? 1587 – 165?) Also spelt Lugge. There survive nine plainsong settings, one hexachord, and three voluntaries for double organ in a Christ Church autograph MS, among others < 5
15 Robert Tailour (fl. 1615) Possibly Robert Taylor, also spelt Tailer, Taler, Taylour. Published Sacred Hymns, consisting of Fiftie select Psalms in 1615 < 5
16 Thomas Simpson (1582 – c. 1628) Also spelt Sympson. Active in Denmark < 5
17 John Tomkins (1589–1638) Half brother of Thomas Tomkins. John come kiss me now (variations) survives in a British Museum MS < 5

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