History of Music Timeline

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  • 1025

    Guido of Arezzo's Micrologus

    roughly around this time; dedicated to a bishop
  • Period: 1050 to 1300

    Medieval Period

  • Period: 1098 to 1179

    Hildegard of Bingen

  • 1300

    Ars Nova Treatise

    new art, mainly used by Guillaume de Machaut (the leading composer of this style)
  • Period: 1300 to

    Renaissance Period

    roughly around these times, the Renaissance Period had started and ended, however, there was no true beginning or ending declared
  • 1538

    Arcadelt Madrigal Il bianco e dolce cigno

  • 1567

    Palestrina Pope Marcellus Mass

    Composed to honor Pope Marcellus; became a model for subsequent generations and is still the ideal in present-day textbooks on counterpoint
  • Victoria Missa O magnum mysterium

    Parody Mass
  • Gabrieli Sonata pian’e forte

    Composed in Italy; known for it's opposing sections due to dynamic levels
  • Period: to

    Baroque Period

  • Monteverdi's L'Orfeo

  • First Public Concerts in England

  • Period: to

    Johann Sebastian Bach

  • Antonio Vivaldi's L'Esteo Armanico

    From the textbook; Part of a collection that was given fanciful titles to mainly attract the buyers
  • Rameau's Traitè de l'harmonie

    This was the piece that made Rameau a renown theorist
  • Bach's The Well Tempered Clavier Volume 1

    Considered to be where Bach's best-known works for keyboard are found. Book (or volume) 1 is is more unified in style and purpose. It was also to explore the possibilities of playing in all keys on an instrument tuned in near-equal temperament (Page 278)
  • Martin Luther Chorale Ein feste burg (A Mighty Fortress..)

  • Period: to

    Viennese Classical Period

    based on page 302 of the textbook
  • Period: to

    Franz Joseph Haydn

  • Handel's Messiah

  • Period: to

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

  • Period: to

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

    This was one of one of the finest orchestras in Europe, so this was a big deal for Saint-Georges.
  • Mozart's Don Giovanni

  • Haydn's Symphony No. 94 "Surprise"