1500s in music
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The first decade of the 16th century marked the creation of some significant compositions. These were to become some of the most famous compositions of the century.[vague]
- 1503: Pierre de la Rue, Alexander Agricola and Henry Bredemers travel to Heidelberg with the Habsburg court, where they most probably meet Arnolt Schlick.
- c. 1503: Josquin des Prez leaves France and is employed by Ercole d'Este I in Ferrara; he leaves for Condé-sur-l'Escaut in 1504.
- 1506: Antoine Brumel settles in Ferrara, replacing Jacob Obrecht (who died in 1505) at Ercole d'Este's court.
- 1507: Paul Hofhaimer settles in Augsburg, where he could be closer to Roman emperor Maximilian I whom he served as organist.
- 1501: Harmonice musices odhecaton A, the first printed collection of polyphonic music, published by Ottaviano Petrucci in Venice. It was followed by two more volumes, in 1502 and 1503.
- 1502: Josquin des Prez - Misse Josquin, published by Ottaviano Petrucci, including the Missa L'homme armé super voces musicales
- 1507: Francesco Spinacino – Intabollatura de lauto (two volumes), the earliest known publication of lute music
- 1508: Joan Ambrosio Dalza – Intabolatura de lauto libro quarto
- 1502: Josquin des Prez – Salve regina, for five voices.
- 16th century: This Endris Night - English Christmas carol. Exact date of composition and composer unknown.
- 1502: Francesco Corteccia, Italian composer (died 1571)
- c. 1505
- c. 1507: Jacques Arcadelt, Franco-Flemish composer (died 1568)