History of Music

Timeline created by NarwhalPants
In Music
  • 450

    Medieval Era Started

    Medieval Era Started
    The earliest written music dates in the 12th century where most manuscripts spread from churches, which caused all of them to have a religious basis. "History of Classical Music". Naxos. 2013. Web. 16 May 2013. http://www.naxos.com/education/brief_history.asp
  • Period:
    450
    to
    Dec 31, 1399

    Medieval Era

  • Jan 1, 1397

    Harpsichord Invented

    Harpsichord Invented
    First mentioned in a manuscript of this year, the keyboard of the organ was adapted in Germany to strings, which provided the harpsichord. Gascoigne, Bamber. “History of Music” HistoryWorld. 2001. Web. 7 May 2013. http://www.historyworld.net/timesearch/default.asp?conid=1061&keywords=Music%20timeline.
  • Jan 1, 1400

    Renaissance Era Started

    Renaissance Era Started
    The 15th century brought more freedom with terms that are actually perceived as "harmony". Composers were steadfast to their choral writing, and started a few more instrumental compositions. The second half of the 16th century brought more of the idea of classical music that people would associate to. "History of Classical Music". Naxos. 2013. Web. 16 May 2013. http://www.naxos.com/education/brief_history.asp
  • Period:
    Jan 1, 1400
    to

    Renaissance Era

  • Jan 1, 1500

    French Horn Invented

    French Horn Invented
    The modern orchestral brass French horn was an invention based on early hunting horns. Horns were first used as musical instruments during 16th century operas. Bellis, M. “Inventing Musical Instruments”. About.com. 2013. Web. 7 May 2013. http://inventors.about.com/od/mstartinventions/tp/musicalinstrument.htm.
  • Baroque Era Started

    Baroque Era Started
    During the Baroque period, the idea of modern orchestra was born, along with opera, the concerto, sonata, and modern cantata. Choral music was no longer as big of an influence, as composers turned more and more towards instrumental works. "History of Classical Music". Naxos. 2013. Web. 16 May 2013. http://www.naxos.com/education/brief_history.asp
  • Oboe Invented

    Oboe Invented
    The oboe was invented in the 17th century by the French musicians Jean Hotteterre and Michel Danican Philidor. Bellis, M. “Inventing Musical Instruments”. About.com. 2013. Web. 7 May 2013. http://inventors.about.com/od/mstartinventions/tp/musicalinstrument.htm.
  • Period: to

    Baroque Era

  • Classical Era Started

    Classical Era Started
    With the Classical period came the development of the modern concerto, symphony, sonata, trio and quartet to a new structure. "History of Classical Music". Naxos. 2013. Web. 16 May 2013. http://www.naxos.com/education/brief_history.asp
  • Period: to

    Classical Era

  • Tuba Invented

    Tuba Invented
    The modern tubas owe their existence to the invention of valves or pistons by Stolzel and Bliimel, in 1815. Bellis, M. “Inventing Musical Instruments”. About.com. 2013. Web. 7 May 2013. http://inventors.about.com/od/mstartinventions/tp/musicalinstrument.htm.
  • Conductor's Baton Invented

    Conductor's Baton Invented
    In the 1820s, Louis Spohr introduced the conductor's baton. Bellis, M. “Inventing Musical Instruments”. About.com. 2013. Web. 7 May 2013. http://inventors.about.com/od/mstartinventions/tp/musicalinstrument.htm.
  • Accordion Invented

    Accordion Invented
    Charles Wheatstone invented the accordion in 1829. It's played by pressing and expanding the air bellows, while the musician presses buttons and keys to force the air across reeds that produce sounds. Bellis, M. “Inventing Musical Instruments”. About.com. 2013. Web. 7 May 2013. http://inventors.about.com/od/mstartinventions/tp/musicalinstrument.htm.
  • Early Romantic Era Started

    Early Romantic Era Started
    The emotional range of music during this period was broadened, and music often had a story-line attached to it. "History of Classical Music". Naxos. 2013. Web. 16 May 2013. http://www.naxos.com/education/brief_history.asp
  • Period: to

    Early Romantic Era

  • Late Romantic Era Started

    Late Romantic Era Started
    Composers of this period shared a general tendency to write their compositions based on their own emotions or dramatic events. "History of Classical Music". Naxos. 2013. Web. 16 May 2013. http://www.naxos.com/education/brief_history.asp
  • Period: to

    Late Romantic Era