Pierre ATTAIGNANT or ATTAINGNANT (1494? -1552?) is a famous Parisian publisher established rue de la Harpe in Paris (today Saint Germain des Prés district), "near the Saint-Côme church", as he said - even in his collections.
Pierre Attaignant published in the first half of the 16th century, several collections of songs and tunes by various known or anonymous composers, such as Claudin de Sermisy and Clément Janequin and poems (among others) by Clément Marot. He also publishes instrumental collections.
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750)
Adriano BANCHIERI (1567 - 1634), initially named Tomaso before entering orders, is an Olivet monk from Bologna. • This Italian composer and organist rubbed shoulders with many great composers of the time such as Claudio Monteverdi, Girolamo Frescobaldi and even Orazio Vecchi. He quickly became noticed by his aptitudes as a musician but also as a theoretician and his numerous works (Cartella musicale, Conclusioni del suono dell'organo) made him largely posterity.
Banchieri is also one of the first composers to explain the figured bass notation, to use nuances in his scores or even to use barlines as we know them today.
His musical compositions cover many genres: masses, motets, dramatic compositions, madrigals, canzone ... As a poet (under the name of Camillo Scaglieri), he is the author of several madrigalesque comedies on comic themes based on life of yesteryear. Adriano Banchieri died in his hometown in the year 1634.
Georges Bizet (1838 - 1875)
Joseph Bodin de Boismortier (1689- 1755)
About Julia Brainard, we know very little. American composer (some works are in the Library of Congress in Washington), she probably stayed in F :ance, in Paris, around 1870, where several of her scores were published.
The music of Julia Brainard is of romantic inspiration, full of freshness and simplicity.