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The 1520s Project is an open-source repository of more than 250 scores of European polyphonic music from ca. 1510 through ca. 1530. It seeks to address how, when, and where a radically new style of polyphonic music emerged in the 1520s.

Project data

  • Current number of works: 260
  • Current number of notes: 264,726
  • Works by genre: 24 mass movements, 182 motets, 54 secular works

Project summary

For complementary repertoire spanning ca. 1420–1520, see the Josquin Research Project. For more information on the overlap between the projects, see about this project.

Sample score Sample Score: Adrian Willaert, Verbum bonum