History Of Music Midterm Timeline

  • Period: 500 BCE to 1450

    Medieval Period

  • 1030

    Guido of Arezzo's Micrologus

    -A document written by Guido of Arezzo that established principles that were crucial in developing musical notation and the concept of polyphony
    -Advocated for the use of two voice organum with the vox organalis usually a forth below
    -Established rules for parallel motion, oblique motion, and contrary motion
  • Period: 1098 to 1179

    Hildegard of Bingen

  • 1323

    Ars Nova Treatise

    -A document written by Philippe de Vitry that revolutionized musical notation
    -Established the duple subdivision of the beat
    -Metric changes with colored notes
  • Period: 1450 to

    Renaissance Period

  • 1485

    Josquin's Ave Maria ... virgo serena

  • 1529

    Martin Luther Chorale Ein feste burg(A Mighty Fortress is our God)

  • 1538

    Arcadelt Madrigal Il bianco e dolce cigno

  • 1567

    Palestrina Pope Marcellus Mass

    -A mass sine nomine composed by Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina that includes six voices(soprano, alto, two basses, two tenors)
    -A prime example of complex polyphony that satisfied the requirements of the Catholic Church
  • Victoria Missa O magnum mysterium

  • Gabrieli Sonata Pian 'e forte

    -Composed and performed in St. Marks Cathedral in Venice
    -First musical composition to use instrumentation as well as volume markings