Which Obscure Renaissance Composer Are You?
Most people live their lives vainly wishing that they were Renaissance composers. But this desire is a two-edged sword: not everyone can be a famous composer like Josquin, Du Fay, Willaert or Lupus Hellinck. Like the music business today, the world of sixteenth-century music was a competitive one: a few composers had the star power to create a bestselling single on iTunes, but most could aspire only to local fame by singing their chansons on talent night at the local bar. This quiz will match you with a Renaissance composer appropriate to your personality, but this composer will be one with fewer than five surviving works, and whose biography cannot be reconstructed with certainty.