Final Exam Timeline - Causey

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  • Period: 500 to 1450

    Medieval Period

  • 1030

    Guido of Arezzo's Micrologus

    The innovation behind this document is the sight singing system, which Guido also included a 4-line staff and relative pitch.
  • Period: 1098 to 1179

    Hildegard of Bingen

  • 1323

    Ars Nova Treatise

    The importance of Ars Nova comes from France replacing Ars antiqua (old art) with new art, and this blossomed innovation for rhythmic notation in music.
  • Period: 1450 to

    The Renaissance Period

  • 1485

    Josquin’s Ave Maria ... virgo serena Motet

  • 1529

    Martin Luther Chorale Ein feste burg (A Mighty Fortress..)

  • 1538

    Arcadelt Madrigal Il bianco e dolce cigno

  • 1567

    Palestrina Pope Marcellus Mass

    The significance behind Pope Palestrina's Mass is that it included stepwise motion and dissonance. He also created the "Palestrina arch" which describes the leaps that were followed by stepwise motion in his music.
  • 1572

    Victoria Missa O magnum mysterium

  • Gabrieli Sonata Pian e Forte

    The significance behind the Pian e Forte Sonata is that it is founded as the first to have dynamics written into the music.
  • Period: to


  • Monteverdi's L’Orfeo

  • First Public Concerts in England

  • Period: to

    JS Bach

  • Antonio Vivaldi's L’Estro Armonico

    It was Vivaldi's first collection of concertos appearing in print. It includes a set of 12 concertos.
  • Rameau's Traité de l’harmonie

    It is Rameau's most influential of all Theoretical works. He became the basis for teaching functional harmony.
  • Bach's The Well-Tempered Clavier volume 1

    It was created "for the profit and use of musical youth desirous of learning, and especially for the pastime of those already skilled in this study" - Bach. It is regarded as being one of the most important works in the history of classical music.
  • Period: to

    Franz Joseph Haydn

  • Handel's Messiah

  • Period: to

    WA Mozart

  • Period: to

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

    It premiered amateurs instead of professionals and also numerous new works, including unpublished music.
  • Period: to

    Viennese Classical Period

  • Mozart's Don Giovanni

  • Haydn's Symphony No. 94 "Surprise"