Midterm Timeline Project

  • Period: 500 to 1450

    Medieval Period

  • Period: 1025 to 1028

    Gudio of Arezzo’s formulation of the Solmization System

  • Period: 1098 to 1179

    Hildegard of Bingen

  • 1320

    Ars Nova Treatise

    The new musical style of the Ars Nova was made possible by a set of innovations in notating rhythm, innovations that underlies the modern system of note values. (Early 1320)
  • Period: 1400 to

    Renaissance Period

  • 1529

    Martin Luther Chorale Ein Feste Burg

  • 1538

    Arcadelt Madrigal Il bianco e dolce cigno

  • 1567

    Palestrina Pope Marcellus Mass

    Published in Palestrina’s Second Book of Masses in 1567. The legend is probably inaccurate and was embellished over time, Palestrina did note in his dedication to the collection that the masses it contained were written “in a new manner,” no doubt responding to the desire of some for greater clarity in presenting the text.
  • 1580

    Victoria Missa O magnum mysterium

  • Giovanni Gabrieli Sacrae Symphonie

    Gabrieli’s innovative instrumental works, both shaped by the rich musical environment of Venice. His Sacrae Symphoniae (Sacred Symphonies, 1597) resembles a double-chorus motet for two groups of four instruments, with organ accompaniment.