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    Default Rank These Renaissance Composers

    Dowland
    Sweelinck
    Byrd
    Palestrina
    Gabrieli
    Tallis
    Dufay
    Gesualdo

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    ^^ why those in particular? you'd hardly put them together as a natural grouping?
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    Awesome!

    I'll have my go.

    1. Byrd
    I have a keyboard bias, plus he's in general super interesting.
    2. Palestrina
    Historically the most significant.
    3. Tallis
    Second most significant historically
    4. Dowland
    Super melodic and chromatic at the same time, aided by my lute bias
    5. Gesualdo
    The quirkiest of them all
    6. Dufay
    Don't know him as well, but seems quite competent and prolific.
    7. Gabrieli
    Also don't know him as well, but he seems pretty fun and bouncy.
    8. Sweelinck
    He's alright, but sometimes gets too noodly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jared View Post
    ^^ why those in particular? you'd hardly put them together as a natural grouping?
    Those are the ones I picked. If you want to add more to the list, I'm fine with that. Just thought having a list to go by would be helpful. And I consider Monteverdi Early Baroque though he has some Late Renaissance music as well.
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    I am very fond of Bull and Gibbons in their own way as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clavichorder View Post
    Awesome!

    I'll have my go.

    1. Byrd
    I have a keyboard bias, plus he's in general super interesting.
    2. Palestrina
    Historically the most significant.
    3. Tallis
    Second most significant historically
    4. Dowland
    Super melodic and chromatic at the same time, aided by my lute bias
    5. Gesualdo
    The quirkiest of them all
    6. Dufay
    Don't know him as well, but seems quite competent and prolific.
    7. Gabrieli
    Also don't know him as well, but he seems pretty fun and bouncy.
    8. Sweelinck
    He's alright, but sometimes gets too noodly.
    I like this. I agree. I might move Palestrina to #1 and Byrd to #2, that's all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by neoshredder View Post
    Dowland
    Sweelinck
    Byrd
    Palestrina
    Gabrieli
    Tallis
    Dufay
    Gesualdo
    That's quite a list. Only Dufay and Palestrina are among the demi-gods.
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