Timeline Project

By Deevon
  • Period: 300 to 1300

    Medieval Period

  • 1030

    Guido of Arezzo's Micrologus

    A guidebook that taught singers everything that they would need to know in order to sing the church liturgy. It created a standard for church musicians to follow.
  • Period: 1098 to 1179

    Hildegard of Bingen

  • 1320

    Ars Nova Treatise

    It improved rhythmic notation by making the system more detailed, which increased the accuracy for rhythmic notation.
  • Period: 1400 to

    Renaissance Period

  • 1529

    Martin Luther Chorale Ein feste burg

  • 1538

    Arcadelt Madrigal Il bianco e dolce cigno

  • Period: 1550 to


  • 1567

    Palestrina Pope Marcellus Mass

    The legend says that Palestrina wrote the Mass in order to save polyphony from being condemned by the Council of Trent. The work was written to be "reverent in spirit and attentive to the words".
  • Victoria Missa O magnum mysterium

  • Gabrieli Sonata pian’e forte

    It was composed in Venice. It was one of the first instrumental ensemble pieces to specify its instrumentation and is one of the earliest works to include dynamic markings for passages.
  • Monteverdi's L’Orfeo

  • First Public Concerts in England

  • Period: to

    JS Bach

  • Period: to

    Viennese Classical Period

  • Antonio Vivaldi's L’Estro Armonico

    It showed the immense popularity of Vivaldi's compositions during the time. Many publishers printed the music at their own expense instead of the composer or patron paying for it.
  • Rameau's Traité de l’harmonie

    This work made Rameau a very famous theorist and was one of the most influential theoretical works written.
  • Bach's The Well-Tempered Clavier volume 1

    A book that proved that it was possible to play in all keys on an instrument tuned in near equal temperament.
  • Period: to

    Franz Joseph Haydn

  • Handel's Messiah

  • Period: to

    WA Mozart

  • Period: to

    Le Chevalier de Saint-Georges as director of Concerts des Amateurs

    Under his leadership, the orchestra became one of the finest in Europe.
  • Mozart's Don Giovanni

  • Haydn's Symphony No. 94 "Surprise"