Final Timeline Project

  • Period: 500 to 1450

    Medieval Period

  • 1030

    Guido of Arezzo Micrologus

    He created the hexachord system. The document displays the sight singing system.
  • Period: 1098 to 1179

    Hildegard of Bingen

    Hildegard of Bingen claimed all work was divinely inspired through visions. Her music often focused on the Virgin Mary, the Trinity, or local saints.
  • Period: 1315 to 1375

    Ars Nova Treatise

    Ars Nova means new art.
  • Period: 1450 to

    The Renaissance Period

  • 1485

    Josquin's motet: Ave maria... virgo serena

    It's often called the "Mona Lisa" of renaissance of music. It was one of the earliest motets.
  • 1529

    Martin Luther, Ein Feste Burg ist unser Gott

    Martin Luther believed that music was a gift from God. He also believed that suppressing human creativity was a violation in the image of God.
  • 1538

    Arcadelt, II Bianco e dolce cigno

    It means the White and Sweet Swan and it comes from the story that a swan sings just before it dies, but because it is a madrigal, it creates a humorous aspect of this piece.
  • 1567

    Palestrina Pope Marcellus Mass

    The work is renowned for its intricate interplay of vocal lines and has been studied for centuries as a prime example of Renaissance polyphonic choral music. Rules for counterpoint include: mostly stepwise motion, dissonances introduced in suspensions and resolved on strong beats. Most leaps are followed by stepwise motion in the opposite direction resulting in the "Palestrina arch".
  • 1572

    Victoria O Magnum Mysterium

    Made by Thomas Luis de Victoria. He was the first spanish composer to master palestrina's style, yet his music departs from that style in many ways.
  • Gabrieli Sonata Pian e Forte

    Pian e forte means "soft and loud". It was the first piece of music that used dynamics.
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    Baroque Period

    Known as "over-done", bizarre, complicated.
  • Monteverdi's L'Orfeo

  • First Public Concerts in England

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    JS Bach

  • Antonio Vivaldi's L'Estro Armonico

  • Rameau's Traité de l'harmonie

    This was the basis for teaching tonal harmony.
  • Bach's The Well-Tempered Clavier

    This altered the tuning of the keyboard and it allowed for a musician to be able to play 24 keys.
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    Franz Joseph Haydn

    Haydn was an Austrian composer during the Classical period. Haydn wrote 108 symphonies.
  • Handel's Messiah

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    Le Chavelier de Saint Georges

    He was a renowned fencer and French violinist. He was a composer and was a conductor of the leading symphony orchestra in Paris.
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    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    He was the son of Leopold Mozart, and wrote around 600 compositions.
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    Viennese Classical Style

  • Don Giovanni

    Don Giovanni was based on Don Juan. It is sung in Italian, sung by a baritone.
  • Haydn's "Surprise" Symphony

    It is called a Surprise symphony because of the sudden loud movement in the second movement. It also ends in a way that people find "unsatisfying".