Baroque music and American history timeline

  • 1497

    Nymphes des bois by Josquin des Prez

    Is a lament composed by josquin des Prez on the occasion of the death of his predecessor Johannes Ockeghem in February 1497. This piece was based off of a poem which was wrote by Jean molinet
  • 1501

    Harmonice Musices Odhecaton By Ottaviano Petrucci

    It is the first book of polyphonic music ever to be printed using movable type. Contains 96 three- and four part compositions with the incipits of song text, mostly secular, underneath the parts
  • Prattica di musica by Lodovico Zacconi

    Was published in 1596, this book is divided into 4 parts. The history of music, definition of musical terms, modes, time and prolation, introduction to musical notation, musica ficta, and proper manner of singing polyphonic works and musical ornaments
  • Amfiparnaso by Orazio Vecchi

    Was first performed in 1594 and published in 1597. The text was the work of the bologna poet Giulio Cesare Croce and is represented in a series of madrigal scenes
  • Dafne by Jacopo Peri

    Dafne was first performed during Carnival of 1598 at the Palazzo Corsi. It is scored for a much smaller ensemble than Claudio monteverdis slightly later operas.
  • Jamestown

    Was the first English settlement in America. Was also established by English settlers
  • The house of burgesses

    First representative assembly in America. The first African slaves were brought to America
  • Mayflower compact

    41 male passengers sign the mayflower compact, an agreement that forms the basis of the colonies government
  • Boston tea party

    A group of colonial patriots disguised as Mohawk Indians board three ships in the Boston harbor. They then dump more than 300 crates of tea overboard as a protect against the British tea tax
  • First continental congress by George washington

    It meets in Philadelphia with 56 delegates representing every colony, except for Georgia. These delegates included Patrick Henry, George Washington of course, and Samuel adams
  • American revolution

    The war of independence fought between Great Britain and the 13 British colonies on the eastern seaboard of North America. Battles of Lexington and concord between the British army and colonial minuteman, this marked the beginning of the war
  • Treaty of Paris

    Formally acknowledges American independence which officially brings the war to a close. Formally recognized American independence and ceded most of its territory east of the Mississippi River. With this treaty, the British gained control of Canada and all the possessions east of the Mississippi
  • Les Arts Florrissants by Claudio Monteverdi

    Is one of the best known baroque music ensembles in the world. The organization was founded by William Christie, this ensemble also derives its name from an oper in 1685. This organization consists of a chamber orchestra of period instruments and a small vocal ensemble