Early Music/Renaissance

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  • 800


    Plainchant melody with an added melody.
  • Period: 991 to 1033

    Guido d'Arezzo

    Credited with "inventing" the staff.
  • Period: 1098 to 1179

    Hildegard von Bingen

    Founder and abbess of the 
convent at Rupertsberg, 
. Wrote liturgical dramas and religious poetry.
  • 1152

    Ordo virtutum

    Morality play composed by Hildegard.
  • 1200


    Form of polyphony that included instruments.
  • Period: 1291 to 1361

    Philippe de Vitry

    First composer of the Ars nova.
  • Period: 1300 to 1377

    Guillaume de Machaut

    Most famous composer and port of the time.
  • 1322

    Ars nova notandi

    Written by Philippe de Vitri. Describes "Ars nova" in the first half of the 14th century.
  • Period: 1325 to 1397

    Francesco Landini

    Music theorist, poet, composer, and organist know for being blind.
  • 1340

    The Bubonic Plague

    The Bubonic Plague, dubbed as "The Black Death" decimated over 75 million people.
  • 1350

    Puis qu'en oubli

    Chanson rondeau composed by Machaut.
  • Period: 1397 to 1474

    Guillaume Dufay

    The first renaissance composer.
  • 1430


    The medieval period comes to a close and the Renaissance begins.
  • Period: 1435 to 1511

    Johannes Tinctoris

    Composer and music theorist who wrote the first dictionary of musical terms.
  • 1517


    Martin Luther begins Reformation as a Protestant movement.
  • Period: 1525 to

    Giovanni Pierluigi de Palestrina

    Composer for the Council of Trent.
  • Period: 1545 to 1563

    Council of Trent

    New guidelines were set for music and musicians.
  • Period: 1557 to

    Giovanni Gabrieli

    Leading composer of instrumental ensemble music in the late Renaissance.