History of Music

  • 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

    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

  • Giovanni Gabrieli's Sacrae Symphoniae

    A collection of motets for different chamber groups of instruments. Composed at San Marco in Venice.
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    Baroque Period

  • Montverdi's L'Orfeo

  • First Public Concerts in England

  • Period: to

    J.S. Bach

  • 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.
  • Rameau's Traité de l’harmonie

    The Treatise is significant because it describes and teaches writing music based on the tonal system used today.
  • Bach's The Well-Tempered Clavier

    A set of 24 works in all 24 major and minor keys. Mainly intended for educational purposes.
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    Franz Joseph Haydn

  • Handel's Messiah

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    Viennese Classical Period

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  • Period: to

    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.
  • Mozart's Don Giovanni

  • Haydn's Symphony No. 94 "Surprise"