History of Music I: Midterm Timeline Project

  • Period: 500 to 1450

    Medieval Period

    The Medieval Period introduced music notation for the very first time.
  • 1030

    Guido of Arezzo's "Micrologus"

    Guido of Arezzo, who invented Solmization and the Hexachord System, wrote his book "Micrologus" to teach about the 4-line staff, relative pitch, and sight singing.
  • Period: 1098 to 1179

    Hildegard of Bingen

    The first prominent female composer in known existence.
  • 1323

    Ars Nova Treatise

    The Ars Nova Treatise, written by Phillipe de Vitry, includes innovations in musical rhythms and notation. This would become the basis for modern music notation we use to this day.
  • Period: 1450 to

    Renaissance Period

  • 1485

    Josquin de Prez's "Ave Maria... virgo serena"

  • 1529

    Martin Luther's Chorale "Ein feste burg (A Mighty Fortress..)"

  • 1538

    Arcadelt's Madrigal: "Il bianco e dolce cigno"

  • 1567

    Palestrina's "Pope Marcellus Mass"

    This compositional piece would go on to be the standard for counterpoint.
  • 1572

    Victoria's Missa O magnum mysterium

  • Gabrieli's "Sonata pian'e forte"

    First, Gabrieli's wrote that "pian" (piano) was soft and "forte" was loud within his compositions. He also had dedicated lines for each instrument to read within the composition.