History Of Music Timeline Project

Timeline created by tlovela3
In Music
  • Period:
    500
    to
    1450

    The Medieval Period

    This time was also referred to as the Middle Ages.
  • 1030

    Guido of Arezzo's Micrologus

    Guido of Arezzo's Micrologus
    Guido's treatise describes his solmization system which was a hexachord system. He developed a 4 line staff as well as accidentals (flat notes at this point in time). He also developed the idea of relative pitch and a group of sight singing syllables.
  • Period:
    1098
    to
    1179

    The life of Hildegard of Bingen

    Early woman composer who was sought after for wisdom, music, healing, visions, etc.
  • 1323

    The Ars Nova Treatise

    The Ars Nova Treatise
    The treatise laid the groundwork for modern notation by introducing the "Minim" which allowed for syncopation. Additionally, duple meter began to be used within music.
  • Period:
    1450
    to

    The Renaissance Period

    Known as the "Rebirth" of Ancient Greek Culture. The Renaissance was not referred to as the Renaissance until the 19th Century.
  • 1485

    Josquin's Ave Maria... virgo serena Motet

    Josquin's Ave Maria... virgo serena Motet
    One of Josquin's most popular motets. It is considered the "Mona Lisa" of Renaissance Music.
  • 1529

    Martin Luther's Chorale Ein feste burg (A Mighty Fortress)

    This was Martin Luther's most famous chorale. It became an anthem for the Protestant Reformation which he started.
  • 1538

    Arcadelt Madrigal II bianco e dolce cigno

    A well know madrigal. It was meant for entertainment in social settings as the text eludes to sexual climax.
  • 1567

    Palestrina's Pope Marcellus Mass

    Palestrina's Pope Marcellus Mass
    Legend says that Palestrina's mass demonstrated that sacred words could be intelligible in polyphonic music with 6 voices. His writing style became the basis for present- day counterpoint.
  • Victoria's Missa O magnum mysterium

    Victoria's Missa O magnum mysterium
    This was a parody mass as was the majority of his masses. Missa O magnum mysterium was based on one of Victoria's earlier motets, O magnum mysterium (1572).
  • Gabrieli's Sonata pian'e forte

    This was the first time in history where dynamics where indicated in music. The Sonata was also one of the first pieces to specify which instrument was to play what part.