Medieval Test Timeline

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  • 800

    Charlemagne as Holy Roman Emperor 800-814

    Charlemagne took great interest in church music and caused it to flourish in his time. He appreciated why the music was attached to the worship and laid the groundwork for musical culture in the region.
  • 900

    Musica Enchiriadis 900

    This describes the first surviving attempt for rules for polyphony. This mostly described how voices should move together.
  • 1000

    Medieval Troubadours 1000 to 1200

    One school of poets that invented a kind of lyrical poetry that contained intricate meter and rhyme with a romantic strain.
  • 1025

    Guido of Arezzo Microgulus

    Guido of Arezzo is credited as the inventor of modern musical notation. His text Micrologus was the second most widely distributed text on the matter.
  • 1098

    Hildegard of Bingen 1098-1179

    Hildegard was a medieval mystic who was a major composer for the church actually writing down the works she wrote.
  • 1160

    Notre Dame School of Polyphony 1160-1250

    A group of composers working at the Notre Dame Cathedral from about 1160 to 1250.
  • 1240

    Franco of Cologne 1240-1280/ Ars Cantus Mensurabilius

    Franco of Cologne was a German music theorist who proposed the idea of note duration being determined by appearance, not by context.
  • 1300

    Guillaume de Machaut 1300-1377

    Creator of the first complete polyphonic Mass.
  • 1320

    Ars Nova Treatise 1320

    A treatise written about new changes in music. This Change was marked by the abandonment of rhythmic modes and increased use of smaller note values.
  • 1325

    Francesco Landini 1325-1397

    A major user who helped propel the Trecento syle.
  • 1453

    Gutenberg printing press 1453

    Moveable type allowed for music to be spread much easier
  • 1514

    Missa Pangue Lingua

    This is known as Josquin Des Prez's final mass. It follows The standard mass setting, but uses the cantus firmus method through the Missa Pangue
  • 1529

    Ein feste burg Martin Luther

    Ein feste burg is one of the most popular hymns with Lutherans. Luther paraphrased from the book of Psalms
  • 1539

    Il Bianco e Dolce Cigno

    This was the piece that brought Arcadelt to fame as a composer. He moved away from dense polyphony and made his music clearer to hear.
  • 1562

    Palestrina Pope Marcellus Mass

    This mass was freely composed, not following any cantus firmus or parody. According to legend, this mass convinced the catholic church, after the Council of Trent, to not ban polyphony.
  • 1580

    Concerto delle Donne - 1580-1597

    This was a group of female musicians who traveled Ferrara, Italy, from 1580 to 1597.
  • Sonata pian'e forte

    This instrumental piece was written Giovanni Gabrieli. this was the first piece of its time to call for specific instruments as well as specific dynamics. The piece was written for the St. Marks Basicilla in 1597
  • L'Orfeo

    Written by Monteverdi
  • First Public Concert held in England

  • Purcell's Dido and Aeneas

    Uncertain as to when it was written and first performed.
  • Vivaldi's L'estro Armonico

    A set of 12 Concertos for stringed instruments
  • Brandenburg Concertos Submitted to Brandenburg

  • Rameau's Traitse de l'harmonie

    The first publication to standardize the modern theory that we teach today
  • The Well Tempered Clavier Volume 1

  • Handel's Messiah

    Composed in 1741
  • Haydn Op. 33 String Quartets

  • Mozart Piano Concerto No. 23

  • Mozarts Don Giovanni

  • Beethoveen Symphony No. 5

    Composed between 1804 and 1808
    Premiere December 22 1808
  • Schubert Der Erlkonig

  • Rosinni's Barber of Seville Premiere

  • Paganinni 24 Caprices

    Written between 1802 and 1817
    First published 1820
  • Schubert Unfinished Symphony

    Left with the first two movements, fragments of the third and a sketch of the finale
  • Beethoveen 9

    Composed between 1822 and 1824
    Premiere May 7 1284
    Last complete symphony
  • Berlioz Symphonie fantastique

    Written and premiered 1830
  • Chopin Mazurkas op 7

    Written 1830-1832
  • Schumann Carnival

    written 1834-1835
  • Fanny Mendelssohn Das Jahr

    Composing began in 1841
  • Clara Schumann Liebst du um Schonheit

  • Mendelssohn Volin concerto in E minor

  • La Travita- Verdi

  • Berlioz Treatise on Instrumentation

    originally published in 1844, but a chapter was added and it was re published in 1855
  • Gottschalk Souvenir de Porto Rico

  • Tristan und Isolde

  • Boris Goudunov

    27 January 1874
  • Bizets Carmen

  • Wagners Der Ring des Nibelungen

  • Brahms Symphony 4

    Premiere Date
  • Mahler Symphony No 1

    20 November 1889
  • Tchaikovsky The Nutcracker

  • Dvorak Symphony No. 9 "New Word"

    15 December 1893
  • Debussy prelude a l'apres-midi d'un faune

  • Maple Leaf Rag Published

  • Jean Sibelius Finlandia

  • Madama Butterfly

  • Schoenburg Pierrot Lunaire

  • Stravinsky Le Sacre Du Printemps

  • Schoenburg Piano Suit 25

  • Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue

  • Hotter Than That- Louis Armstrong

  • Ellingtons Cottontail

  • Bela Bartok Concerto fo Orchestra

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    Medieval Period

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    Renaissance 1300-1600

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    Baroque Era

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    Js Bach

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    Handels Life

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    Preclassical Period

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    Joseph Haydn

    Father of the string quartet
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    WA Mozart

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    Viennese Classical Period

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    Ludwig van Beethoven( Life-Death)

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    Chevalier de Saint-Georges as Director of the Concert des Amateurs

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    Franz Schubert