History of Music Bryan Mayo

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  • 500

    Mideval Period Start 500 CE

  • 1050

    Guido of Arezzo's Micrologus 990-1050 CE

    Guido of Arezzo develops the system for modern staff notation that we use today. In a process now known solmization, Guido created a mnemonic device to label notes allowing singers to memorize passages more easily.
  • 1179

    Hildegard of Bingen 1098-1179 CE

  • 1323

    Ars Nova France 1315-1375 CE. Treatise 1323 CE

    Major innovations include a better system for keeping time and rhythm which leading to being able to longer divisions of notes, a larger focus on composing secular music, and a product of a more perfect rhythm system is that groups could perform a piece exactly the same as another group had previously.
  • 1450

    Mideval Period 500-1450 CE

  • 1450

    Renaissance Start 1450-1600 CE

  • 1485

    Josquin's Ave Maria Virgo Serena 1485 CE

  • 1529

    Martin Luther Chorale Ein feste burg 1529 CE

  • 1538

    Arcadelt Madrigal Il bianco e dolce cigno 1538 CE

  • 1567

    Palestrina Pope Marcellus Mass publish 1567 CE

    The legend is Pope Marcellus Mass was written to proved that scared words could be understood even in a polyphonic piece utilizing six voices. The piece showcases Palestrina's style which is the basis of modern counterpoint.
  • Missa O Magnum Mysterium 1592 CE

  • Gabrieli Pian e Forte 1597 CE

    Gabrieli was the instrumental music director and organist at St. Mark's Cathedral in Venice, Italy. His crowning achievements were the polychordal motets he composed and how his music influenced the musical culture of Venice.
  • Renaissance End 1600 CE

  • Baroque Beginning

  • Monteverdi's L'Orfeo

    L'Orfeo was the first opera to enter standard repertory.
  • First Public Concerts in England

    England pioneered public concerts.
  • J.S. Bach Born

  • Antonio Vivaldi's L'Estro Armonico

    L'Estro Armonico was the most influential publication of the early 1700s. It was published by the most prestigious publisher in all of Europe. It was the reason the Italian Concerto was popular throughout Europe.
  • Rameau's Traite de l'harmonie

    Rameau's treatise of harmony established the basis of music theory and study of functional harmony. Rameau was the first to tie all these ideas together.
  • Bach's "The Well-Tempered Clavier" Volume 1 First Publication

  • Franz Joseph Haydn Born

  • Bach's "The Well-Tempered Clavier" Volume 1 second Publication

    Each publication consisted of 24 preludes and fugues in each major and minor key. Used to demonstrate the ability to play in all keys on an instrument tuned in equal temperament.
  • Handel's "Messiah"

    Presents a series of contemplations on christian ideas.
  • Le Chevalier de Saint-Georges as director of Concerts des Amateurs Beginning

  • Baroque End

  • J.S. Bach Death

  • WA Mozart Born

  • Viennese Classical Period Beginning

  • Mozart's "Don Giovanni"

  • WA Mozart Death

  • Haydn's Symphony No. 94 "Surprise"

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

    Premiered new and unpublished works. One of France's best composers, conductors, and violinists. Called "The most accomplished man in Europe" by US President John Adams.
  • Viennese Classical Period End

  • Beethoven Symphony No.5 in C Minor Premiere 1807-1808

  • Franz Joesph Haydn Death

  • Schubert Erlkönig

  • Rossini Il Barbiere di Siviglia

  • Nicolo Paganini 24 Caprices for Violin Op.1

  • Frederic Chopin Mazurkas Start

  • Berlioz Symphonie fantastique

  • Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel Das Jahr

  • Frederic Chopin Mazurkas End

  • Louis Moreau Gottschalk Souvenir de Porto Rico 1857-1858

  • Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition Piano Composition

  • Bizet Carmen

  • Wagner Der Ring des Nibelungen Premiere as a cycle

  • Brahms' Symphony No.4

  • Mahler Symphony No.1

  • Claude Debussy “Voiles” from Préludes Book 1

  • Arnold Schönberg Pierrot Lunaire

  • Igor Stravinsky The Rite of Spring

  • Manuel de Falla Homenaje (Homage)

  • George and Ira Gershwin “I Got Rhythm"

  • Margaret Bonds “The Negro Speaks of Rivers"

  • Dimitri Shostakovich Symphony No.5 premiere

  • Duke Ellington Cottontail

  • Aaron Copland Appalachian Spring

  • John Cage Sonatas and Interludes for Prepared Piano

  • Miles Davis Kind of Blue

  • George Crumb Ancient Voices of Children

  • John Adams Short Ride in a Fast Machine