History of Music Timeline

  • Period: 500 to 1450

    Medieval Period

  • 1030

    Guido of Arezzo's Micrologus

    This document help create the hexachord system.
  • 1098

    Hildegard of Bingen

    Hildegard lived from 1098 to 1179
  • 1323

    Ars Nova Treatise

    Ars Nova Treatise helped music by incorporating time and Prolation within music with the introduction of duple and triple meter.
  • Period: 1450 to

    The Renaissance Period

  • 1485

    Josquin's Ave Marie...virgo serena Motet

  • 1529

    Martin Luther Chorale Ein feste burg

  • 1538

    Arcadelt, Il Bianco e dolce cigno

  • 1567

    Palestrina Pope Marcellus Mass

    This Mass saved polyphony and became the model for all forms of polyphony for generations to come.
  • Victoria's Missa O magnum mysterium

  • Gabrieli Sonata Pian'e forte

    This sonata is the first ever composition to have dynamics written in and performed at St. Mark's Church.