Composers who also play the organ and as such performed their own or other composer's compositions.
Composers that were born in Italy, or gained the Italian nationality.
A term used for composers who worked in Venice from about 1550 to around 1610. These composers were very influential, and the polychoral tradition tthey started was famous in all Europe. This new tradition was the transition of the Renaissance to the Baroque area in music.
The renaissance era in music lasted from around 1400 till roughly 1600. This period can be subdivided into early renaissance (around 1400 till late 15th century), middle renaissance (late 15th century till early 16th century) and late renaissance (early16th century till around 1600).