Choral History

Timeline created by rachellegrand
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  • "Sicut Cervus" - Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina

    "Sicut Cervus" - Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina
    Renaissance
    Genre -Motet-a short polyphonic musical setting in imitative counterpoint
    Location -Rome
    Other Information -a cappella https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHUuaA8DKiQ
  • "Zadok the Priest" - George Frederic Handel

    "Zadok the Priest" - George Frederic Handel
    Baroque
    Genre - anthem-Any one of the four anthems for chorus and orchestra written by Handel for the coronation of George II in 1727,
    Location - England
    Other Information - Coronation Anthem https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6CNQqzN3mU
  • "Mass in B Minor" J.S. Bach

    "Mass in B Minor" J.S. Bach
    Baroque
    Genre - cantata mass- Multi-movement composition intended for the church.
    Location - Germany
    Other Information - This cantata mass was intended for the Dresden court and caused Bach to be made the court composer for Augustus III. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7F7TVM8m95Y
  • "Symphony No. 9" Ludwig Van Beethoven

    Classical
    Genre - Choral Symphony-a composition for orchestra, choir, and sometimes solo vocalists. Adheres broadly to the symphonic musical form.
    Location - London
    Other Information - This was the first example of a major composer using voices in a symphony. One of the most performed symphonies in the world. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3217H8JppI
  • "Nachthelle" Franz Schubert

    "Nachthelle" Franz Schubert
    Romantic
    Genre - Secular Partsong- unaccompanied secular song with three or more voices. Typically homophonic.
    Location - Austria
    Other Information - Schubert was the first composer to write a large number of pieces for men's chorus. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s5Jv17_Z064
  • "Grande Messe des morts" Hector Berlioz

    "Grande Messe des morts" Hector Berlioz
    Romantic
    Genre- Requiem- Religious ceremony performed for the dead.
    Location - France
    Other Information - This Requiem Mass by Berlioz was to remember soldiers who had died in the Revolution of July 1830. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=takjP-pUliU
  • "Elijah" Felix Mendolssohn

    "Elijah" Felix Mendolssohn
    Romantic
    Genre - Oratorio- Long vocal work that is made up of several movements. Usually based on a sacred text and has an instrumental accompaniment.
    Location - Germany
    Other Information - This Oratorio depicts the life of the prophet Elijah. It is taken from the books of 1st and 2nd Kings of the Old Testament. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LlY8WQ5vLeY
  • "Ave Maria, Op. 12" Johannes Brahms

    "Ave Maria, Op. 12" Johannes Brahms
    Romantic
    Genre - Sacred Motet- Setting of a Latin text to be sung in a Catholic service.
    Location - Vienna, Austria
    Other information - This is Brahms first choral work. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v5dKVybVOKY
  • "Cantata Profrana" Bela Bartok

    "Cantata Profrana" Bela Bartok
    Contemporary
    Genre - Secular Cantata - A poem set to music, usually has several movements
    Location - Romania
    Other Information - The text is made up of old Rumanian folk songs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g1ZBqQj3o7g
  • "Sure on This Shining Night" Samuel Barber

    "Sure on This Shining Night" Samuel Barber
    Contemporary
    Genre - Art song - An individual work, often based on a poem, and usually in the classical art music tradition
    Location - New York
    Other Information - One of Barber's most popular works https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pO35-lLMVWw
  • "Missa Brevis, Kyrie" Benjamin Britten

    "Missa Brevis, Kyrie" Benjamin Britten
    Contemporary
    Genre - Missa Brevis - Short Mass, only a part of the Mass ordinary
    Location - United Kingdom (British Composer)
    Other Information - Written for the Westminster Cathedral's boys choir https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BNQv2DYLUL0
  • "Epitaph for Moonlight" R. Murray Schafer

    "Epitaph for Moonlight" R. Murray Schafer
    Contemporary
    Genre - Avant-Garde - Music that is experimental and challenges expectations
    Location - Canada
    Other Information - Written in a "private" language https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzUXzu7JYFc
  • "Music In My Soul" Moses Hogan

    "Music In My Soul" Moses Hogan
    Contemporary
    Genre - Spiritual - Based on Christian music and merged with African music styles, a religious folksong.
    Location - Louisiana
    Other Information - A gospel praise song
  • "Ubi Caritas" Ola Gjeilo

    "Ubi Caritas" Ola Gjeilo
    Contemporary
    Genre - Classical - Art music of any period, as distinct from popular or folk music.
    Location - New York
    Other Information - A cappella, latin https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zvI5sNucz1w
  • "He's Got the Whole World in His Hands" Rollo Dilworth

    "He's Got the Whole World in His Hands" Rollo Dilworth
    Contemporary
    Genre - Gospel - Mostly American music drawn from Christian worship
    Location - Missouri
    Other Information - Arranged for the 2019 Oklahoma MEA Children's Chorus. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5MELgd5Yyu0
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    1450

    Gutenberg Press

    Renaissance
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    Reformation

    Baroque
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    Enlightenment

    Classical
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    Industrial Revolution(s)

    Romantic
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    The Development of Technology

    Contemporary