History of Music Timeline

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  • Period: 500 BCE to 1450 BCE

    Medieval period

  • 1030

    Guido of Arezzo’s Micrologus

    He created the hexachord system using Micrologus
  • Period: 1098 to 1179

    Hildegard of Bingen

  • 1323

    Are Nova Treatise

    Define music note lengths using note shapes.
  • Period: 1450 to

    Renaissance Period

  • 1485

    Josquin’s Ave Maria Motet

  • 1529

    Martin Luther Chorale Ein feste burg

  • 1538

    Arcadelt Madrigal Il bianco e dolce cigno

  • 1567

    Palestrina Pope Marcellus Mass

    Showed Palestrina’s rules for counterpoint.
  • 1572

    Victoria Missa O Magnum Mysterium

  • Gabrieli Sonata Pian e forte

    Located in St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice Italy. Created songs for instruments including the cornetto and the sackbut.
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  • Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo

  • First Public Concerts in England

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    JS Bach

  • Antonio Vivaldi’s L’Estro Armónico

    Vivaldi’s first collection of concertos appearing in print
  • Rameau's Traité de l’harmonie

    Codified practices of his contemporaries, especially Corelli, most influential of all Theoretical Works, and became basis for teaching functional harmony.
  • Bach's The Well-Tempered Clavier volume 1

    Consists of two sets of preludes and fugues in all 24 major and minor keys for keyboard. Clavier, meaning keyboard, referred to a variety of instruments, most typically the harpsichord or clavichord, but not excluding the organ.
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    Franz Joseph Haydn

  • Handel's Messiah

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

    One of the finest orchestras in Europe
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    WA Mozart

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    Viennese Classical Period

  • Mozart's Don Giovanni

  • Haydn's Symphony No. 94 "Surprise"