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Classical Editor: Rob Barnett

A CHRONOLOGY OF MUSIC 1300 - 1600

c 1300
MACHAUT was born
1377
MACHAUT died
c1400
DUFAY and JOSQUIN DESPREZ were born
1474
DUFAY died
c1505
TALLIS was born
1510
GABRIELI, A. was born
1521
JOSQUIN DESPREZ died
c1525
PALESTRINA was born
1532
LASSUS was born
1543
BYRD was born
1548?
VICTORIA was born
1553
MARENZIO was born
1554
PALESTRINA (c29) p First Book of Masses
1557
MORLEY and GABRIELI, G. were born
1560
FARNABY and GESUALDO were born
1562
SWEELINCK was born
GABRIELI, A. (52) p Sacrae cantiones, a 5 w motets (1562-5)
1563
BULL and DOWLAND were born PALESTRINA (c38) p First Book of Motets
1567
MONTEVERDI and CAMPIAN were born TALLIS (c62) p Psalm Tunes printed in Archbishop Parker's Psalter PALESTRINA (c42) Missae Papae Marcelli
1569
PALESTRINA (c44) p Second Book of Masses
1570
PALESTRINA (c45) p Third Book of Masses Missa Brevis
1571
PRAETORIUS was born
1572
TOMKINS was born
c1573
PUJOL was born
1574
WILBYE was born
1575
BYRD (32) p Seventeen Motets
1576
WEELKES was born
GABRIELI, A. (66) p Cantiones ecclesiasticae, a 4 vv motets
1578
GABRIELI, A. (68) p Cantiones sacrae, motets
1583
FRESCOBALDI, JOHNSON and GIBBONS were born
1584
PALESTRINA (c59) p Settings of The Song of Solomon
MONTEVERDI (17) p Cantonettas for three voices
1585
SCHUTZ was born; TALLIS died
1586
GABRIELI, A. died
BYRD (43) p A Printed Broadside, for six voices
1587
SCHEIDT was born
GABRIELI, G. (30) p Concerti for six to sixteen voices p Madrigali e ricercare
MONTEVERDI (20) p Madrigals for five voices, Book I
1588
BYRD (45)
p Psalmes, Songs and Sonnets
1589
GABRIELI, A. (posthumous) p Madrigali e ricercare, a 4
BYRD (46)
p Cantiones sacrae, Book I, twenty-nine motets for five voices
p Songs of sundrie natures
1590
PALESTRINA (c65)
p Aeterne Christe Munera, mass Stabat Mater (c1590)
MONTEVERDI (23)
p Madrigals for five voices, Book II
1591
BYRD (48) p Cantiones sacrae, Book II, thirty-two motets
1592
MONTEVERDI (25)
p Madrigals for five voices, Book III
SWEELINCK (30)
p Chansons Françaises, in three parts (1592)
1593
MORLEY (36)
p Canzonets, or Little Short Songs to Three Voyces
1594
PALESTRINA and LASSUS died
MORLEY (37)
p Madrigalls to Foure Voyces
GESUALDO (34)
Madrigals, Books IIV
1595
MORLEY (38)
p The First Booke of Ballets to Five Voyces
p The First Booke of Canzonets to Two Voyces
1597
MORLEY (40)
p Two songs in 'Canzonets or Little Short Songs to Foure Voyces'
p Canzonets or Little Short Aers to Five and Sixe Voyces
p A Plaine and Easie Introduction to Practicall Musicke
GABRIELI, G. (40)
p Sacrae symphoniae, Book I
DOWLAND (34)
p First Book of Songes or Ayres
1598
MORLEY (41)
p Madrigalls to Five Voyces
FARNABY (38)
p Canzonets to Foure Voyces
1599
MARENZIO died
MORLEY (42)
p The Firste Booke of Consort Lessons

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