The Renaissance signifies the rebirth of classical learning and an increased patronage of music. Here are some of the notable musicians during that period:
2. William ByrdOne of the leading English composers of the late Renaissance who helped develop English madrigals. He wrote church, secular, consort and keyboard music, among others. He served as organist at Chapel Royal, a post he shared with his mentor Thomas Tallis.
6. John DowlandKnown for his lute music in Europe and composed beautiful melancholic music.
8. John FarmerEnglish madrigal composer whose work titled "Fair Phyllis I Saw Sitting All Alone," was one of the most popular pieces of his time.
10. Carlo Gesualdo
Considered to be an innovative composer of Italian madrigals. Gesualdo is quite a brilliant composer and yet the tragedy that happened in his private life haunted him until his death.