Here are four composers who represent the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. Vote for which composer you prefer from each time period. The composer receiving the most votes will move on to the next round. Below are youtube examples for your enjoyment.
Guillaume de Machaut 1300 – 1377
Hildegard von Bingen 1098 – 1179
Thomas Tallis 1505 – 1585
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina 1525 – 1594 (video is from Saint Cecilia Cathedral in Omaha!)