Midterm Project

  • Period: 500 to 1450

    Medieval Period

  • 990

    Guido of Arezzo's Micrologus

    The innovation in this document was The Hexachord System. This included The Guidonian Hand; which was a technique that taught students how to sight-read.
  • Period: 1098 to 1179

    Hildegard of Bingen

  • 1323

    Ars Nova Treatise

    The Ars Nova Treatise was a time when a new musical style flourished in the late Middle Ages.
  • Period: 1450 to

    Renaissance Period

  • 1485

    Josquin’s Ave Maria...Virgo Serena Motet

  • 1529

    Martin Luther Chorale, Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott

  • 1538

    Arcadelt Madrigal, Il bianco e dolce cigno

  • 1567

    Palestrina, Pope Marcellus Mass

    This Mass was well known for its significant interplay of vocal lines. It's used as the primary example of Renaissance polyphonic choral music.
  • Victoria, Missa O magnum mysterium

  • Gabrieli, Sonata Pian e Forte

    This piece was made to specify loud and quiet passages in music. In his work, he used the Cornetto and the Sackbut to bring this piece together. This piece was first published in Venice, Italy.
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    Baroque Period

  • Claudio Monteverdi's L'Orfeo

    L'Orfeo is an opera that was composed by Monteverdi. It includes the Duke of Mantua, the boss, and a Librettist by Alessandro Striggio. This opera has a prologue and 5 Acts. First performed in Mantua, Italy.
  • First Public Concert in England

    The first public concert was performed in Venice, Italy, in 1637. Monteverdi's opera was performed in the first public opera house opened to the public. The Teatro San Cassiano had a seating capacity of 1500 people.
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    Johann Sebastion Bach

  • Antonio Vivaldi's L’Estro Armónico

    This work translates to "Harmonic Inspiration," and was published by Etienne Roger in Amsterdam. This piece isn't a typical concerto with a solo violinist. Instead, there are 4 solo violinists that are in harmony with each other.
  • Rameau's Traité de l’harmonie

    Traité de l’harmonie translates to "Treatise on Harmony." Rameau, theorist, and composer, wrote this to better explain the 5 innovations of functional harmony and the correct way to use it.
  • Bach's The Well-Tempered Clavier volume 1

    The Well-Tempered Clavier includes 24 preludes and fugues in all major and minor keys.
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    Franz Joseph Haydn

  • Handel's Messiah

    This work was completed in 1741 and premiered in Dublin in 1742.
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    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

  • Period: to

    Viennese Classical Period

  • Period: to

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

    This group is known to be one of the finest orchestras in Europe.
  • Mozart's Don Giovanni

  • Haydn's Symphony No. 94 "Surprise"