Solo voice(s)

Unnacompanied vocal music is probably the oldest form of music (as it doesn't require any instrument), present in all musical cultures. Vocal music may be wordless (for example, onomatopoeic or improvisational), or feature text (lyrics). Unnacompanied vocal music is often reffered to as 'a capella', a term which means 'as in the chapel'. This comes from the 19th century notion that Renaissance polyphonic music was performed in an unnacompanied manner (it is now believed that parts were actually doubled by instruments).

Composers

Adriano Banchieri Adrianus Valerius Adrianus Petit Coclico Agostino Agazzari Agostino Agresta Albert Roussel Alessandro Costantini Alessandro Scarlatti Alessandro Stradella Alexander Agricola Alexander Borodin Alexander Davidson Alexander Thom Cringan Alexandre-Étienne Choron Alfonso Ferrabosco Jr. Alfonso Ferrabosco Sr. Alfonso X of Castile Alfred Dassier Allen D. Carden Alling Brown André Caplet Andrea Antico Angelo Berardi Angelo Michele Bertalotti Anglicanus Anonymous Anselm Bayly Anthoine de Bertrand Anthony Holborne Antoine Brumel Antoine Busnois Anton Wilhelm Florentin von Zuccalmaglio Antonín Dvořák Antonio Brunelli Antonio Caldara Antonio Cifra Antonio Demetrio Antonio Draghi Antonio Formica Antonio Lotti Antonio Peregrino Benelli Antonio Zachara da Teramo Arcangelo Crotti Arnold von Bruck Asahel Benham Auguste Descarries Auguste Durand Aurelio Bonelli Baude Cordier Benedictus Appenzeller Bernard de Clairvaux Bertrand de Bacilly Blasius Ammon Bon Voisin Boschetto Giovanni Bourgois Bruno Bettinelli Camillo Zanotti Carlo Broschi Carlo Gesualdo César Cui Charles Beauquier Charles Burney Charles-Valentin Alkan Christian Erbach Christoph Demantius Cipriano de Rore Claudin de Sermisy Conrad Doll Cornelius Freundt Costanzo Festa Cristóbal de Morales Cristoforus de Monte Daniel Bayley Daniel Belknap Daniel Friderici David Gregor Corner Decapella Dirk Rafaelszoon Camphuysen Dmytro Bortniansky Domenico Corri Dorothy Fuller Edmond de Coussemaker Edouard Du Puy Eduardo di Capua Elias Nikolaus Ammerbach Emin Aristakesyan Ernest Chausson Eustache Du Caurroy Fabián Ximeno Felix Mendelssohn Firminus Caron Floriano Canale Francesco Bianciardi Francesco Corteccia Francesco Durante Francisco Guerrero François Bourguignon François Dulot Franz Joseph Haydn Franz Schubert Frédéric Bérat Frédéric Chopin Friedrich Wilhelm Berner Gabriel Fauré Gabriel Malancioiu Gaetano Donizetti Gallus Dressler Gaspar Van Weerbeke Georg Forster Georg Friedrich Händel George James Webb George Whitefield Chadwick
Gerard Nathanael Adrianus Gherardello Da Firenze Giacomo Carissimi Giacomo Meyerbeer Giacomo Vincenti Giammateo Asola Gilles Binchois Gioseffo Zarlino Giovanni Allegrini Giovanni Battista Bovicelli Giovanni Battista Caletti Giovanni Cavaccio Giovanni Croce Giovanni Da Cascia Giovanni Del Turco Giovanni Ferretti Giovanni Gabrieli Giovanni Palestrina Giovanni Paolo Cima Giovanni Pietro Biandrà Giovanni Simone Mayr Girolamo Belli Girolamo Casati Girolamo Dalla Casa Girolamo Frescobaldi Giulio Eremita Giuseppe Concone Gregor Aichinger Gregorio Allegri Guido D'Arezzo Guillaume Bouzignac Guillaume de Machaut Guillaume Dufay Gustav Mahler Hans Leo Hassler Hartley W. Day Heinrich Esser Heinrich Schütz Heinrich Werner Henry Berger Henry Clay Blin Henry Du Mont Hieronymus Formschneider Hildegard of Bingen Horace Waters Hoste Da Reggia Hugo Distler Ippolito Baccusi Jaakko Finno Jacob Arcadelt Jacobus Clemens non Papa Jacobus Vide Jacopo Corfini Jacopo Da Bologna Jacques Buus Jacques Ibert Jacquet de Berchem James Davie Jan Dismas Zelenka Jean Conseil Jean Courtois Jean Cuvelier Jean de Castro Jean Japart Jean Lhéritier Jean-Baptiste Faure Jean-Philippe Rameau Jehan Chardavoine Jerónimo de Aliseda Jesse Bowman Aikin Jo Bodoil Joachim a Burck Joachim Decker Jobst vom Brandt Joel Engel Johann Crüger Johann Hermann Schein Johann Joseph Fux Johann Rudolf Ahle Johann Samuel Beyer Johann Samuel Endler Johann Sebastian Bach Johann Walter Johannes Brahms Johannes Brassart Johannes Christoph Andreas Zahn Johannes Ciconia Johannes Verben John Alexander Fuller-Maitland John Arnold John Bartlet John Bedyngham John Benet John Bennet John Bishop John Cole John Curwen John Dowland John Dunstaple John of Forneste John Wall Callcott John Walsh John Wesley Work II John Wilbye Jonathan Battishill Joseph Baildon Joseph Brackett Joseph Canteloube Joseph Corfe Joseph Dall'Abaco Joseph Funk Josquin Des prez Juan de Anchieta
Juan Esquivel Barahona Juan Francés de Iribarren Kaptanzade Ali Rıza Bey Lambert Courtois Louis Sauter Louis-Nicolas Blondel Louis-Nicolas Clerambault Loyset Compère Luca Marenzio Ludvicus de Arimino Ludwig Senfl Ludwig van Beethoven Luigi Cervi Luigi Mapelli Luke Eastman Maddalena Casulana Magister Perotinus Marc-Antoine Charpentier Marsilio Casentini Martin Heinrich Fuhrmann Martin Zeuner Maternus Beringer Beringer Maurizio Cazzati Max Reger Max Vogrich Melchior Borchgrevinck Melchior Franck Michael Altenburg Michael East Michael Franck Michael Wise Natalie Curtis Burlin Nicola Vaccai Olive Dame Campbell Oliver Dudley Cooke Orazio Benevoli Orazio Vecchi Orindio Bartolini Orlande de Lassus Orlando Gibbons Oswald von Wolkenstein Ottaviano Petrucci Ottavio Bargnani Paolo Agostino Paolo Bottaccio Paolo Quagliati Paschal de l'Estocart Perissone Cambio Pernot Vermont Peter Cornelius Peter Schöffer Philipp Dulichius Philippe Basiron Philippe de Vitry Philippe Verdelot Piero Benedetti Pierre Attaingnant Pierre Cadéac Pierre Certon Pierre Clereau Pierre Phalèse Pierre Vermont Pietro Alfieri Pietro Bianchini Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky Raphael Courteville Richard Wainwright Robert Carver Robert Schumann Robertus de Anglia Şafak Alıcıoğlu Samuel David Samuel Wakefield Samuel Webbe Samuel Webbe Jr. Sandrin Seth Ely Sixt Dietrich Sourindro Mohun Tagore Stephan Zirler Supply Belcher Théodore Botrel Thomas Augustine Arne Thomas Crecquillon Thomas Morley Thomas R. Weber Thomas Tallis Thomas Walter Thomas Warren Thomas Weelkes Thomas Whythorne Tomás Luis de Victoria Truid Aagesen Ulrich Brätel Uriah Davenport Uzeyir Hajibeyov Various Vincent d' Indy Vincenzo Valente Vincenzo Bertulosi Vittoria Aleotti Wilhelm Breitengraser Wilhelm Gottlieb Becker William Batchelder Bradbury William Billings William Boyce William Carnaby William Cornysh William George Cusins William Walker Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Yihan Chen Zenón Rolón