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The decade of the 1520s in music (years 1520–1529) involved some significant compositions.

List of years in music (table)
In art
1517
1518
1519
1520
1521
1522
1523
1510s . 1520s in music . 1530s
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PublicationsEdit

 
Folio 47r from the Capirola Lutebook: Padoana alla Francese
  • 1520:
  • 1523: Pietro AronThoscanello de la musica, including the first description of quarter-comma meantone, published in Venice.
  • 1528: Pierre Attaingnant (ed.) – Chansons nouvelles en musique à quatre parties, the first French music publication made using single-impression movable type, published in Paris.
  • 1529: Martin AgricolaMusica instrumentalis deudsch, a description of the musical instruments common in Germany at the time.

Classical musicEdit

BirthsEdit

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1529Edit

  • probableJacobus Vaet, Franco-Flemish composer (died 1567)

DeathsEdit