Renaissance: essential listening                                


 

Classical Academy | Musical Periods

The Musical Games of Josquin des Prez

Monteverdi's Vespro della Beata Vergine 

Renaissance Composers 

Magical Madrigals

 

AGRICOLA, Alexander
 Chansons
 Sacred Choral Music

ALLEGRI, Georgio
 Miserere mei, Deus

ARCADELT, Jacob 
 Madrigals

BRUMEL, Antoine
 Mass "Et ecce terra motus" (Earthquake Mass)

BUSNOYS, Antoine
 Sacred Choral Music (In hydraulis, etc.)

BYRD, William
 Consort Music (Fantasias, In Nomines, etc.)
 Keyboard Music (Pavans and Galliards)
 Sacred Choral Music (Mass in 4 Parts, etc.)

CABEZON, Antonio de
 Organ Music

DES PREZ, Josquin
 Masses (Pange Lingua, Ave Maris Stella, etc.)
 Motets ( Ave Maria gratia plena, etc.)

DOWLAND, John
 Ayres, Lute Music
 Lachrimae for Viol Consort
 Hymns, Chansons

DUFAY, Guillaume
 Masses (Missa Se la face ay pale, etc.)
 Motets (Alma redemptoris mater, etc)

GABRIELI, Giovanni
 Canzoni for Brass Choirs

GESUALDO, Don Carlo
 Madrigals
 Tenebrae Responsories

GIBBONS, Orlando 
 Fantasias for Viol Consort

GOMBERT, Nicholas
 Sacred Choral Music

ISAAC, Heinrich
 Sacred Choral Music

LA RUE, Pierre de
 Requiem

LASSUS, Orlandus 
 Motets
 Requiem

MONTEVERDI, Claudio 
 L'Incoronazione di Poppea (opera)
 Madrigals
 Masses
 Vespro della Beata Vergine

MORALES, Christobal de
 Masses (Requiem, etc.)

OCKEGHEM, Johannes
 Requiem
 Masses (Missa Prolationum, etc.) 

PALESTRINA, Giovanni Pierluigi da
 Motets
 Hodie Christus natus est (Christmas Mass)
 Masses ( Missa Papae Marcelli, etc.)

PHILIPS, Peter
 Motets
 Keyboard Music

PRAETORIUS, Micheal
 Terpsichore

SWEELINCK, Jan Pieterszoon
 Keyboard Music

TALLIS, Thomas
 Sacred Choral Music (Spem in alium, Lamentations of Jeremiah, Masses)

TAVERNER, John
 Festal Masses (Gloria Tibi Trinitas, O Michael, Corona Spinea)

TYE, Christopher
 Sacred Choral Music
 Consort Music

VICTORIA, Tomás Luis de 
 Masses (O Magnum Mysterium, etc)
 Requiem "Officium defunctorum"

WEELKES, Thomas
 Sacred Choral Music