Anonymous: The vast majority of works in early music did not have a composer's name attached and the first to add a name was Hildegard von Bingen- (1098-1179) Known for her scholarship as well as her music, she was one of the most important women of history and was an advisor to most political leaders of her time as well! This is her Alleluia.
Here are some fine examples of 15th century music whose author is unknown and usually not part of early music collections:
Düdül a march to Jerusalem -- Selection found in Albania
Kod Bethlehema 15th century Selection found in Damascus as used in Bethlehem
Nevestinko oro to christ 15th century Selection found in Bulgaria
Koleda na Bozic Bagpipe to Jerusalem Crusader’s march used in Eastern Europe
Jewish Music found in the Ghetto of Venice, 15th century:
Unesane Tokef Uveshofar Gadol
Shofar Rams horn call to prayer
Music found in the Spanish court of the 15th century. The lute part was recorded on a guitar.
Fanfare for King Frederick (1534 - 1588) of Denmark and Norway from
(done with modern instruments)
Found in The French court:
Epitaphe de L’amant
Dit Le Bourguignon
Here are some additional examples of important composers of the mid-renaissance:
Missa L'homme arme Kyrie
Sanctus from Missa l'homme arme Ce jour de l'an Absalon, fili mi Urbs betaa Ierusalem
Allegrez-moy Tu pauperum refugium Ave Maria Kyrie Ma Maitresse El Grillo Fanfare "Vive le Roi"
Heinrich Isaac (c.1450-1517) He was one of the most prolific composers of parody masses, using such unusual themes as "bass dances." This is a secular selections: Carmen secularis Morte Che Fai
Orlando di Lasso (1532-94) Lasso's music, especially his chanson’s was among the most widely circulated and beloved musical works of sixteenth-century Europe" However, is not simply Lasso's music that is important but also his reception by French Protestants. The Huguenots, like other listeners throughout Europe, found Lasso's music highly expressive.
Lamentatio Secunda Quand mon mar Je l'aime bien Missa L'homme arme: Kyrie
Ricercare a tre Tssat een meskin
Johannes Tinctoris (c1436 - 1511) He was the most important theorist of his time, writing twelve treatises of which two were printed.
Missa trium vocum: Kyrie Sanctus
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (c.1526 - 1594) was immensely famous in his day and on his tomb is written "Savior of Church Music" -
from the P. Marcelli Mass Credo Gloria
Luca Marenzio (c. 1553-1599) was one of the greatest, the most successful of all madrigal composers.
Scaldava il sol Madonna sua mercè Amatemi mio ben Madrigal: Solo e pensoso
Hosanna to the Son of David O Lord, arise
Lamentations His famous Canon
Pavane for 6
Sing joyfully unto God
Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643) is considered one of the most powerful figures in the history of music. He published nine books of secular madrigals which draw on Monteverdi's experience as an opera composer. Orfeo was the first opera to reveal the potential of this then novel genre. Arianna (of which only the famous lament Lasciatemi morire survives) may well have been responsible for Opera’s survival.
Lasciatemi morire Madrigal Chiome d'oro Madrigal Zefiro
Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713) was very important for the development of violin-playing, Even Johann Sebastian Bach is said to have deferred to him, and he is considered one of Antonio Vivaldi's greatest influences.
Christmas Concerto Trio Sonata, Op. 3, No. 2