Renaissance Music History Tour

By Julia Flores Alba

Pieterszoon Sweelinck

Sweelinck was a Dutch composer, organist whose whose work straddled the end of the Renaissance and beginning of the Baroque eras

Jean de Ockeghem

He was a Flemish singer, teacher, one of the most influential composers of the Early Renaissance and one of the fathers of Renaissance music.

Orlando di Lasso

He was a Dutch composer of the late Renaissance. He is considered one of the three most famous and influential musicians in Europe at the end of the 16th century.
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County of Hainaut

It was a historical lordship in the medieval Holy Roman Empire with its capital at Mons where Lassus was born. There is not much information about his early years but some stories have survived, the most famous is that he was kidnapped three times because of the beauty of his signing voice

Guillaume Dufay

He was a Franco-Flemish composer of the Renaissance
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Savoy is a region in France, comprises roughly the territory of Western France. Dufay left Rome because of a crisis of the finances in the papal choir and moved to Savoy where he served Duke Amédeée VIII.

Josquin Prez

He was a Netherlandish composer of the Renaissance.
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Around 1498, he entered the service of the Sforza family but he did not stay in Milan for long because in 1499 Louis XII captured Milan in his invasion of northen Italy