Schools of Renaissance Composers: English and Italian


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1. Which of the following composers exemplified the Virginalist style?

2. Why did the Venetian, Flemish, and Virginal styles spread so quickly?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There were many influential composers during the Renaissance, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your knowledge of them. Some terms you will be assessed on include the polychoral style, Virginalist, and dissonant.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on your understanding of:

  • Italian and English Renaissance composers
  • Contributions of different schools of music
  • Important composers and their impact

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related music lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately identify important composers, such as Josquin des Prez
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Renaissance composers
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the different schools of Renaissance composition

Additional Learning

To learn more about music, review the accompanying lesson on English & Italian Renaissance Composers. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Know important composers and works
  • Understand the historical impact of the Renaissance
  • Differentiate schools of music