History of Music By jonasg200 Period: 991 to 1033 Guido of Arezzo's formulation of the Solmization System Period: 1066 to 1485 Medieval Era Period: 1098 to Sep 17, 1179 Hildegard of Bingen 1320 Ars Nova Treatise Written by Phillippe de Vitry, this treatise crated new innovations in rhythmic notation of music. Period: 1400 to 1600 Renaissance Period 1529 Martin Luther's Chorale Ein feste burg 1539 Arcadelt Madrigal's Il bianco e dolce cigno 1567 Palestrina's Pope Marcellus Mass Credited with "saving" polyphonic music because it was so good, and proved that polyphonic music could have understandable text. 1572 Victoria Missa's O magnum mysterium 1597 Giovanni Gabrieli's Sacrae Symphoniae A collection of motets for different chamber groups of instruments. Composed at San Marco in Venice. Period: 1600 to 1750 Baroque Period 1607 Montverdi's L'Orfeo 1672 First Public Concerts in England Period: 1685 to 1750 J.S. Bach 1711 Antonio Vivaldi's L’Estro Armonico A set of 12 concertos for string instruments. It is significant because it set new standards in violin playing, as he attempted to imitate the sound of a trumpet. 1722 Rameau's Traité de l’harmonie The Treatise is significant because it describes and teaches writing music based on the tonal system used today. 1722 Bach's The Well-Tempered Clavier A set of 24 works in all 24 major and minor keys. Mainly intended for educational purposes. Period: Mar 31, 1732 to May 31, 1809 Franz Joseph Haydn 1741 Handel's Messiah Period: 1750 to 1830 Viennese Classical Period Period: Jan 27, 1756 to Dec 5, 1791 Mozart Period: 1773 to 1781 Le Chevalier de Saint-Georges as director of Concerts des Amateurs During this time Concerts des Amateurs was one of the best if not the best orchestra in Paris, being led my a person of color. 1789 Mozart's Don Giovanni Mar 23, 1792 Haydn's Symphony No. 94 "Surprise"