Middle Ages Timeline

Timeline created by malone.sprout
In Music
  • 590

    Gregorian chant

    It is a form of monophonic liturigical music. It is named after Pope Gregory I, who was Bishop of Rome during this time.
  • 594

    Church Mode

    The Church Mode, also known as the Gregorian Mode, is a pitch mode for the Gregorian chant. It is one of eight. Two characteristic pitches are final and cofina;.
  • Sep 13, 695

    Organum

    The organum is developed in 695. It is an early form of counterpoint.
  • Sep 13, 700

    Musical Notation

    The ancestors of modern symbolic musical notation originated in the Roman Catholic Church, as monks developed methods to put plainchant (sacred songs) to parchment.
  • Sep 13, 1000

    Secular Song

    The music of the troubadour and trouvère, a vernacular tradition of monophonic secular song possibly accompanied by instruments and singers. Guillaume d'Aquitaine was one of the well known troubadours. Themes were mostly of chivalry and courtly love.
  • Sep 13, 1050

    Harp

    The harp was first used in europe in 1050.
  • Sep 3, 1066

    William the Conqueror

    In 1066, William the Conqueror, Duke of Normandy, invades England and becomes King after the Battle of Hastings.
  • Sep 3, 1077

    Tower of London

    Tower of London
    The construction of the Tower of London in London, England begins.
  • Sep 3, 1095

    First Crusade

    First Crusade
    First Crusade preached by Pope Urban II in 1095, in response to a request by the Byzantine empire
  • Sep 13, 1098

    Hildegard Von Bingen

    She was an early female composer from Germany. Most of her composing is written in plainsong. She was also a nun, and a writer.
  • Sep 13, 1150

    Motet

    The Notre Dame school of polyphony was the center of activity. Rhythmic notation first appeared in this period. This is also when the motet was initially developed.
  • Sep 14, 1485

    Lyre

    The lyre is first used in northern and central europe. It was adapted from Greece.