These are the greatest Renaissance composers ranked from best to worst by fan votes. These highly respected and historically significant composers came from all over the world and from vastly different upbringings. Some of the top Renaissance composers are from Italy while others are from Germany, and beyond. A few of the most famous Renaissance composers have even written classical music that is still popular and widely discussed today.
What names can you expect to find on this best Renaissance composers list? English composer William Byrd wrote many forms of music including Catholic sacred music. Byrd also published two collections of English tunes which he turned into vocal songs. Thomas Tallis is another popular composer from the Renaissance era.
Gilles Joye wrote music that was both melodic and lyrical. Other famous musicians that are featured on this top Renaissance composers list include Guillaume Dufay, Gilles Binchois and Claude Le Jeaune.Is there a Renaissance composer that you like the best? Vote up your favorite musicians to the top of this list and please add any great Renaissance era composers you think are missing from this list!