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Guillaume Dufay

1397-1474
 Burgundian School composer  Considered one of the most influential and famous composers of that time.  Dufay’s masses laid the foundation for musical development of the mass in the second half of the 15th century. His complete mass settings are in four voices and use a cantus firmus placed in the tenor line. Output: 7 Masses 15 Chant settings for Mass proper 3 Magnificats 2 Benedicamus Domino settings 15 antiphon settings 27 hymns 22 Motets 87 Chansons

including his Vespers for the Virgin Mary.  Monteverdi’s work is often considered the most important work of his time.Claudio Monteverdi 1567-1643  Venitian School composer  Was not only a composer and musician. Musica tolta da i Madrigali di Claudio Monteverde -a book of madrigals originally from his 9 books re-set to sacred texts. but only 3 survive 1 ballet (in his ninth madrigal book) 4 masses Multiple other sacred works. and he was considered revolutionary. . but was also a Roman Catholic Priest. His style brought the transition from the renaissance polyphony to the new basso continuo style of the baroque. Output: 9 madrigal books Credited with 18 operas.

Output: 40 masses over 260 other sacred works 1100 secular madrigals in 34 books .Philippe de Monte 1521-1603  Franco-Flemish or Franco-Netherland School composer  Died in Prague  Did not hold any jobs in the church as a performer even though most of his music is sacred.

Output: 12 complete masses 100 motets Over 175 Chansons .Claudin de Sermisy 1490-1562  French composer that composed in a style similar to the franco-flemish school  He was one of the recognized masters of the Renaissance chanson and a significant composer of religious music.

John Taverner 1490-1545  Composer of Anglican Church music. Output: 16 Masses 12 Votive Antiphons 3 Magnificat settings 14 ritual songs 4 secular part songs 2 instrumental works . and his works are almost exclusively for voices.  He was both a composer and an organist  Regarded as the most important English composer of his time.