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Note: The majority of these pages have been researched and written by Grade 4 and 5 students from St. Matthew Catholic school as part of their music curriculum. Pages will be posted as they are completed.

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Middle Ages

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Conon de Bethune
La Comtessa Beatritz de Dia
Hildegard von Bingen (1098-1179)
Adam de la Halle
Leonin (Leoninus) (c.1163-1201)
Guillaume de Machaut (1300-1377)
Perotin (Perotinus Magnus) (c.1160-1220)
Wizlau von Rugen
Hans Sachs
Bernart de Ventadorn
Maria de Ventadorn (1165-1221)
Philippe de Vitry (1291-1361)

Renaissance

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Jacob Arcadelt
Gilles Binchois
Jacopo da Bologna
William Byrd (1543-1623)
Francesca Caccini (1587-1640)
William Cornysh
John Dowland
Guillaume Dufay (c.1400-1474)
John Dunstable (c.1390-1453)
Giovanni Gabrieli
Carlo Gesualdo
Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625)
Heinrich Isaac
Orlando di Lasso (1532-1594)
Cristobal de Morales (c.1500-1553)
Jacob Obrecht (c.1450-1505)
Johannes Ockeghem (c.1410-1497) by Lacey & Mitchell
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (c.1525-1594)
Michael Praetorius
Josquin des Prez (c.1440-1521)
Thomas Tallis (c.1505-1585) by Cayle & William
John Taverner
Tomas Luis de Victoria (1548-1611)
Thomas Weelkes
Adrian Willaert

Baroque

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Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Dietrich Buxtehude
Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713) by Meagan & Stacey
Francois Couperin (1668-1733)
Girolamo Frescobaldi
George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
Elizabeth-Claude Jacquet de la Guerre (1659-1729)
Jean-Baptiste Lully
Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)
Jacopo Peri
Georg Phillip Telemann
Henry Purcell (1659-1695) by Jean-Marc & Stephane
Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683-1764)
Alessandro Scarlatti
Heinrich Schutz (1585-1672) by Haley & Erin
Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741) by Ben & Mark

Classical

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Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach
Johann Christian Bach (1735-1782) by Kristin & Kaley
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714-1787)
Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Giovanni Battista Pergolesi
Gioacchino Rossini (1792-1868)
Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757)

Romantic

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Isaac Albeniz (1860-1909)
Hector Berlioz (1803-1869) by Sasha & Rachel
Georges Bizet (1838-1875)
Alexander Borodin (1833-1887)
Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
Anton Bruckner (1824-1896) by Richard & Dustin
Frederic Chopin (1810-1849) by Sara & Cecily
Antonin Dvorak (1841-1904)
Cesar Franck (1822-1890)
Edvard Grieg (1843-1907)
Franz Liszt (1811-1886) by Krista
Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel (1805-1847)
Modeste Mussorgsky (1839-1881)
Carl Nielsen (1865-1931)
Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924)
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908)
Franz Schubert (1797-1828) by Ashley & Marissa
Clara Wieck Schumann (1819-1896) by Erin & Jill
Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
Jean Sibelius (1865-1957)
Bedrich Smetana (1824-1884)
Dame Ethyl Mary Smyth (1858-1944)
Johann Strauss II
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893) by Jennifer & Tiffany
Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901)
Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826)
Richard Wagner (1813-1883)
Hugo Wolf (1860-1903)

20th Century

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John Adams
Samuel Barber
Bela Bartok (1881-1945)
Amy (H.H.A) Beach (1867-1944)
Alban Berg (1885-1935)
Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990)
Lili Boulanger (1893-1918)
Nadia Boulanger (1887-1979)
Pierre Boulez (b. 1925)
Benjamin Britten (1913-1976) by Graham & Logan
John Cage (1912-1992) by Zane & Mike
Aaron Copland (1900-1990)
Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
Edward Elgar (1856-1934)
George Gershwin (1898-1937)
Philip Glass (b. 1937) by Kelsey & Raynita
Henryk Gorecki
Paul Hindemith (1895-1963)
Charles Ives (1874-1954)
Leos Janacek (1854-1928)
Gustav Mahler (1860-1911)
Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953)
Sergei Rachmaninov (1873-1943)
Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
Erik Satie (1866-1925)
Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951) by Kyiel & Jim
Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975)
Karlheinz Stockhausen (b.1928)
Richard Strauss (1864-1949)
Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971) by Leo & Curtis
Germaine Tailleferre (1892-1983)
Edgard Varese (1883-1965)
William Walton (1902-1983)
Anton Webern (1883-1945)
Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)

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