Midterm Timeline

  • Period: 500 to 1450

    Medieval Period

  • Period: 990 to 1050

    Guido of Arezzo’s Micrologus

    The innovation of the Micrologus was the explanation/description of polyphony.
  • Period: 1098 to 1179

    Hildegard of Bingen

  • Period: 1315 to 1375

    Ars Nova Treatise

    The Ars Nova allowed for innovation in rhythm and meter.
  • Period: 1450 to

    The Renaissance Period

  • 1485

    Josquin’s motet: Ave Maria… virgo serena Motet

  • 1529

    Martin Luther Chorale Ein feste burg

  • 1538

    Aracedelt, ll Bianco e dolce cigno

  • 1567

    Palestrina Pope Marcellus Mass

    Palestrina and this mass were credited with saving polyphony. This mass is also still used as an example of counterpoint.
  • 1572

    Victoria O Magnum Myterium

  • Gabrieli Sonata pian’e forte

    This was the first piece to include written dynamics and have instruments assigned to each part.
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    Baroque Era

  • Monteverdi's L’Orfeo

  • First Public Concerts in England

  • Period: to

    JS Bach

  • Antonio Vivaldi's L’Estro Armonico

  • Rameau's Traité de l’harmonie

    Basis for teaching tonal harmony
  • Bach's The Well-Tempered Clavier volume 1

    Completely changed the tuning of a keyboard. Allowed the musician to play all 24 keys.
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    Franz Joseph Haydn

    Haydn wrote 108 symphonies. He was from Austria and composed during the Classical Period.
  • Handel's Messiah

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    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Mozart wrote hundreds of compositions and was from Salzburg, Austria.
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    Viennese Classical Period

  • Period: to

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

    He was considered one of the best directors in Europe and was referred to as “Le Mozart de noir."
  • Don Giovanni

    Don Giovanni is an opera by W. A. Mozart that is based on Don Juan.
  • Haydn's Symphony No. 94 "Surprise"

    The premier was march 23rd 1792.