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1500s in music

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1500s in music

The first decade of the 16th century marked the creation of some significant compositions. These were to become some of the most famous compositions of the century.

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Events

  • 1503: Pierre de la Rue, Alexander Agricola and Henry Bredemers travel to Heidelberg with the Habsburg court, where they most probably meet Arnolt Schlick.
  • c. 1503: Josquin des Prez leaves France and is employed by Ercole d'Este I in Ferrara; he leaves for Condé-sur-l'Escaut in 1504.
  • 1506: Antoine Brumel settles in Ferrara, replacing Jacob Obrecht (who died in 1505) at Ercole d'Este's court.
  • 1507: Paul Hofhaimer settles in Augsburg, where he could be closer to Roman emperor Maximilian I whom he served as organist.
  • Publications

  • 1501: Harmonice musices odhecaton A, the first printed collection of polyphonic music, published by Ottaviano Petrucci in Venice. It was followed by two more volumes, in 1502 and 1503.
  • 1502: Josquin des Prez - Misse Josquin, published by Ottaviano Petrucci, including the Missa L'homme armé super voces musicales
  • 1507: Francesco Spinacino – Intabollatura de lauto (two volumes), the earliest known publication of lute music
  • 1508: Joan Ambrosio Dalza – Intabolatura de lauto libro quarto
  • Compositions

  • 1502: Josquin des Prez – Salve regina, for five voices.
  • 16th century: This Endris Night - English Christmas carol. Exact date of composition and composer unknown.
  • Births

  • 1502: Francesco Corteccia, Italian composer (died 1571)
  • c. 1505
  • Thomas Tallis, English composer (died 1585)
  • Christopher Tye, English composer and organist (died c. 1572)
  • c. 1507: Jacques Arcadelt, Franco-Flemish composer (died 1568)
  • Deaths

  • 1505
  • Adam of Fulda, German composer and theoretician (born c. 1445)
  • Jacob Obrecht, Flemish composer (born 1457 or 1458)
  • 1506: Alexander Agricola, Flemish composer (born c. 1445)
  • References

    1500s in music Wikipedia


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