|Covid-19|1521: Diet of Worms. The composer Ludwig Senfl is present.
1526: Kungliga Hovkapellet is first recorded from this year.
1520: Capirola Lutebook is compiled from the works of Vincenzo Capirola
1523: Pietro Aron – Thoscanello de la musica, including the first description of quarter-comma meantone, published in Venice.
1525: My Lady Carey's Dompe is written for harpsichord by an unknown composer.
1529: Martin Agricola – Musica instrumentalis deudsch, a description of the musical instruments common in Germany at the time.
Andrea Amati, Italian violin maker, who stands as the first of the Cremona school (d. c.1578)
Christoph Fischer or Vischer (c.1518/1520), hymnist (died 1598)
Vincenzo Galilei (c.1520), lutenist who also composed other music (died 1591)
Philippe de Monte, Flemish composer of Italian madrigals (died 1603)
March 4 – Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, Roman composer, primarily of sacred music (died 1594)
March 25 – Richard Edwardes, English choral musician, playwright and poet (died 1566)
October 4 - Francisco Guerrero, Spanish composer (died 1599)
date unknown - Thomas Whythorne, English composer (died 1595)
probable – Jacobus Vaet, Franco-Flemish composer (died 1567)
August 27 – Josquin des Prez, Franco-Flemish composer (born c.1450-1455)
October 24 - Robert Fayrfax, English Renaissance composer (born 1464)
1522: October 30 – Jean Mouton, French composer (born c.1459)
1523: October – William Cornysh, English composer (born 1465)
1524: July 31 - Sebastiano Festa, Italian composer (born c.1490)
1525: probable – Arnolt Schlick, German organist and composer (born c.1460)
1526: date unknown - Thomas Stoltzer, German composer (born c,1480)
1527: June 9 - Heinrich Finck, German composer (born c.1444)
1528: April 1 - Francisco de Peñalosa, Spanish composer (born 1470)
1520s in music Wikipedia
The decade of the 1520s in music (years 1520-1529) involved some significant compositions.