History of Western Music Midterm Project

  • 500

    Medieval Period

    ca. 500-1450 CE
  • 1030

    Guido of Arezzo - "Mircologus"

    Outlines singing and practice of Gregorian Chants, also known for Hexachord and Guidonian Hand (discussion of composition of polyphonic music).
  • 1098

    Hildegard von Bingen

  • 1323

    Ars Nova Treatise

    Laid the groundwork for modern music notation
  • 1450

    Renaissance Period

  • 1485

    Josquin: "Ave Maria...Virgo Serena"

  • 1529

    Martin Luther: "A Mighty Fortress is Our God"

  • 1538

    Arcadelt: "Il bianco e dolce cigno"

  • 1567

    Palestrina: "Missa Papae Marcelli"

    Modern day model for use of counterpoint and the Palestrina Arch; supposedly saved polyphony from the Council of Trent.
  • Victoria: "Missa O Magnum Mysterium"

  • Gabrieli: "Sonata pian'e forte"

    Performed at St. Mark's Basilica in Venice; first piece to indicate use of dynamics in print and landmark for it's use of the cornetto and sackbut.