Final timeline

  • Period: 500 to 1450

    Medieval Period

  • 1030

    Guido of Arezzo's Micrologus

    4-line staff
    relative pitch
    sight singing
  • Period: 1098 to 1179

    Hildegard of Bingen

  • 1323

    Ars nova treatise

    time and prolation
  • Period: 1450 to

    Renaissance Period

  • 1485

    Josquin’s Ave Maria ... virgo serena Motet

  • 1529

    Martin Luther Chorale Ein feste Burg (A Mighty Fortress)

  • 1538

    Arcadelt, Il bianco e dolce cigno

  • 1561

    Palestrina Pope Marcellus Mass

    6 voices
  • 1572

    Victoria O magnum mysterium

  • Gabrieli Sonata Pian e Forte

    St. Mark's Cathedral
    The introduction of divided choirs and abstract instrumental music.
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    Baroque Era

  • Monteverdi's L'Orfeo

  • First Public Concerts in England

  • Period: to

    J.S. Bach

  • Antonio Vivaldi's L'Estro Armonico

    Published by Etienne Roger in Amsterdam.
  • Rameau's Traite de L'harmonie

    (Treatise on Harmony) It codified practices of his contemporaries. Became the basis for teaching functional harmony which led to it being his most influential work
  • Bach's The Well-Tempered Clavier Volume 1

    Made 24 Preludes and Fugues, one in each key. This led to the use of equal temperament.
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    Franz Joseph Haydn

  • Handel's Messiah

  • Period: to

    WA Mozart

  • Period: to

    Viennese Classical Period

  • Period: to

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

    He was credited as being one of the best composers, conductors, and violinist. John Adams called him "The most accomplished man in Europe." with him being the conductor of the finest Orchestra in Europe he was definitely accomplished.
  • Mozart's Don Giovanni

  • Haydn's Symphony No. 94 "Surprise"