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History of Music I - Midterm Timeline Project

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  • Period: 500 to 1450

    The Medieval Era

  • 1026

    Guido of Arezzo's "Micrologus"

    Guido of Arezzo's "Micrologus"
    The main innovation coming from this document was the standardizing of the singing and teaching practice for the gregorian chant.
  • Period: 1098 to Sep 17, 1179

    Hildegard of Bingen

  • 1320

    Ars Nova Treatise

    Ars Nova Treatise
    the most important innovation coming from this treatise was the innovation of "rhythmic notation" in new music. This innovation consist mainly of music using more varied rhythmic modes (as opposed to mainly triple meter) and also using smaller note values
  • Period: 1400 to

    Renaissance Period

  • 1485

    Josquin's "Ave Maria Virgo Serena"

  • 1485

    Josquin des Perez "Ave Maria Virgo Serena"

    Josquin des Perez "Ave Maria Virgo Serena"
  • Period: 1527 to 1529

    Martin Luther's Chorale "Ein Feste Burg [A Mighty Kingdom]"

  • 1539

    Arcadelt Madrigal "Il Bianco e Dolce Cigno"

    Arcadelt Madrigal "Il Bianco e Dolce Cigno"
  • 1567

    Palestrina's "Pope Marcellus" Mass

    Palestrina's "Pope Marcellus" Mass
    The significance of the Pope Marcellus Mass comes from both the actual content of the mass and the time of its publication. The work was published at the behest of the Catholic Church shortly after the Protestant Reformation, and in reaction to the reformation, the Catholic Church passed a measure to ensure that the words of any sacred music would be easily understandable. In the work, Palestrina makes use of "imitative" polyphony, and thanks to this the work was able to be easily understood.
  • Victoria Missa O magnum mysterium

    Victoria Missa O magnum mysterium
  • Gabrieli Sonata pian’e forte

    Gabrieli Sonata pian’e forte
    Composed in Venice, Italy, Gabrieli's "Sonata Pian'e Forte" has a two-fold importance. The first reason for this compositions importance is that this composition is the first piece of western music to call for specific instrumentation in the text. The second reason for its importance is that it is one of the first (but not the first) pieces of western music to call for specific dynamic styles within the text.