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History of Music Timeline for Charles Bye

  • Period: 500 to 1400

    Medieval Period

  • 1030

    Guido of Arezzo's Mircologus

    Invented the 4-line staff and allowed students to practice relative pitch and sight-singing.
  • Period: 1098 to 1179

    Hildegard of Bingen

  • 1323

    Ars Nova Treatise

    Created a form of dictating that notated time signatures (Prolation) and note duration. Perfect and imperfect prolation were examples of this innovation.
  • Period: 1450 to

    Renaissance Period

  • 1485

    Josquin's Motet: Ave Maria

  • 1529

    Martin Luther Chorale: Ein feste burg (A Mighty Fortress..)

  • 1538

    Acradelt Madrigal: Il bianco e dolce cigno

  • 1567

    Palestrina: Pope Marcellus Mass

    Created Polyphony with 6 voices while still retaining clear words and lyrics, also known as Ars Perfecta.
  • Victoria: Missa O magnum mysterium

  • Gabrieli: Sonata Pian'e Forte

    Written in Venice and is the first piece to have written dynamics.