Johannes Tinctoris
a Flemish composer who settled in Naples at the court of King Ferrante I in the early 1470s; he authored many treatises on musical topics including the Liber de arte contrapuncti; he had low regard for music composed before the 15th century.
Liber de arte contrapuncti
one of the leading couterpoint treatises of the 15th century (A Book on the Art of Counterpoint), contains rules for counterpoint and the treatment of dissonances–including suspensions
Gioseffo Zarlino
wrote the treatise Le istitutioni harmoniche (The Harmonic Foundations, 1558), he further refined the rules of counterpoint
Le istitutioni harmoniche
(The Harmonic Foundations), written by Gioseffo Zarlino, further deveolped the rules of counterpoint established by Johannes Tinctoris
Pietro Aaron
a priest, composer, and theorist who wrotes some of the first muscial treatises in Italian, he was amoung the first to compose voices simultaneously
Walter Odingron
English theorist who laid the foundation for tuning based on simple ratios for thirds (5:4) and sixths (6:5)
Bartolome Ramis de Pareia
Spanish mathmetician and music theorist who proposed the just notation system to create perfectly tuned 3rds and 6ths
Franchino Gaffurio
most influential treatise writer of 15th-16th century, incorporated ideas from Greek treatises into his own: modes, consonance, dissonance, relationship of music and words, and tuning
Heinrich Glareanus
Swiss theorist, added four new modes in his book Dodekachordon (The Twelve String Lyre)
(The Twelve String Lyre), this introduced aeolian and hyperaelian modes with the final on A, and Ionian and Hyoionian modes with the final on C.
John Rastell
London, ca. 1520, introduced single impression printing with pieces of type containing everything: printed staff, notes, and the text together
Pierre Attaingnant
Paris (ca. 1494-1551/52), first to apply printing from a single impression on a widescale, imperfect staff lines appeared yet still it was a commercial success
Harmonice musices odhecaton A
(One Hundred Polyphonic Pieces) compiled by Ottaviano Petrucci it contained 96 pieces, the first collection of polyphonic music printed entirely from movable type
Ottaviano Petrucci
complied Harmonice musices odhecaton A, first book of songs published on press, held a patent preventing other publishers from using it