Composers The Best Medieval Composers, Ranked  

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Medieval music is, to this day, widely considered some of the most influential of all time, and these are the greatest Medieval composers ranked from best to worst by fan votes. That having been said, this list of the best Medieval composers has some of the most important figures in Classical music. Music lovers will be familiar with a few of the more famous Medieval composers, but the lesser known names on this list have equally left a lasting impact on Classical music, and more importantly, on song and musical structure.

People like French composer and poet Guillaume de Machaut made many notable contributions to music during Medieval times. He was known to have written individual pieces of music that were either secular and sacred. Hildegard of Bingen was another one of the best medieval composers. The talented Medieval composer Adam de la Hall wrote the musical play, “Jeu de Robin et Marion.” Other famous musicians who are featured on this top Medieval composers list include Philippe de Vitry, Gaucelm Faidit and Neidhart van Reuental.

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150 52
Guillaume de Machaut is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Medieval Composers, Ranked

2
91 24
Hildegard of Bingen is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Medieval Composers, Ranked

3
70 31
Pérotin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Medieval Composers, Ranked
France

4
48 16
Philippe de Vitry is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Medieval Composers, Ranked

5
34 12
Adam de la Halle is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Medieval Composers, Ranked

6
42 19
Léonin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Medieval Composers, Ranked

7
38 20
Ioannis Koukouzelis is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Medieval Composers, Ranked
Ioannis Koukouzelis

8
26 11
Francesco Landini is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Medieval Composers, Ranked

9
17 6
Perdigon is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Medieval Composers, Ranked
Perdigon

10
23 13
Guido d'Arezzo is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Medieval Composers, Ranked

11
16 8
Notker the Stammerer is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Medieval Composers, Ranked
Notker the Stammerer Switzerland

12
10 4
Arnaut Daniel is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Medieval Composers, Ranked
Arnaut Daniel

13
10 5
Meister Rumelant is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Medieval Composers, Ranked
Meister Rumelant

14
10 5
Neidhart von Reuental is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Medieval Composers, Ranked
Neidhart von Reuental Germany

15
19 15
Johannes Ciconia is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Medieval Composers, Ranked
Johannes Ciconia Belgium

16
15 11
Jehannot de l'Escurel is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Medieval Composers, Ranked
Jehannot de l'Escurel

17
12 8
Gaucelm Faidit is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Medieval Composers, Ranked
Gaucelm Faidit France

18
10 7
Guiraut Riquier is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Medieval Composers, Ranked
Guiraut Riquier

19
10 7
Raimbaut de Vaqueiras is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Medieval Composers, Ranked
Raimbaut de Vaqueiras

20
9 6
Guilhem Ademar is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Medieval Composers, Ranked
Guilhem Ademar

21
8 5
Gautier de Coincy is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Medieval Composers, Ranked
Gautier de Coincy

22
8 5
Mikołaj z Radomia is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Medieval Composers, Ranked
RobertKrólicki added Mikołaj z Radomia

23
10 8
Baude Cordier is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Medieval Composers, Ranked
gnicholls added Baude Cordier France

24
8 6
Le Chastelain de Couci is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Medieval Composers, Ranked
Le Chastelain de Couci

25
10 13
Konrad von Würzburg is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Medieval Composers, Ranked