Renaissance Period 1400 - 1600
Josquin Des Prez
During the Renaissance, sacred music was an important part of everyday life. Josquin Des Prez (1440-1521) was a French composer of the early Renaissance who devoted his life to writing sacred music
In Italy, the seat of the Catholic Church, Italian composer and priest Palestrina (1525-1594) gained renown for his sacred music. His real name was Giovanni Pierluigi, but instead he was known by the name of the small town of Palestrina in the Apennine Mountains where he was born.