Middle Ages 476 to ca. 1435

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In Music
  • 476

    Fall of Rome

    Beginning of the Medieval Era
  • 850

    Romanesque Era (c. 850-1150)

    Polyphony and notation began to emerge
  • 991

    Guido d'Arezzo (c. 991- after 1033)

    Credited with inventing the staff. Suggested using red line for F and a yellow line for C. Diastematic
  • 1098

    Hildegard von Bingen (1098-1179)

    Founder and abbess of convent at Rupertsberg, Germany. Prophetic powers and revelations. first female composer in contemporary musicology to receive extensive scholarly research.
  • 1100

    Kalenda mava

    Provencal (Occitan) text
  • 1150

    Gothic Period (c. 1150-1450)

  • 1150

    Leonin (fl. 1150-c. 1201)

    Cantor at the Cathedral of Notre Dame. first composer of polyphonic music whose name we know.
  • 1152

    Play of Virtues

    Hildegard invented genre. Plainchant from Mass Proper.
  • 1155

    Raimbaut de Vaqueras (c. 1155-1207)

    From southern France, served at the court in Montferrat.
  • 1170

    Magnus Liber Organi (c. 1170)

    Leonin
  • 1201

    Perotin (fl. c. 1201)

    May have studied with Leonin
  • 1291

    Philippe de Vitry (1291-1361)

    first composer of the Ars Nova
  • 1300

    Ars nova (1300-1350)

    New art,
  • 1300

    Guillaume de Machaut (c. 1300-1377)

    Most famous composer/poet of the time
  • 1300

    Ecco la primavera

    2 part ballata, Landini
  • 1322

    Ars nova notandi

    new art of notes
  • 1340

    Black Death

  • 1350

    Puis qu'en oubli

    Machaut
  • Period:
    476
    to
    1450

    Middle Ages 476 to ca. 1435

  • Period:
    1325
    to
    1397

    Francesco Landini

    Music theorist, composer, poet, and organist: famous because he was blind