Final Timeline Project

  • Period: 500 to 1450

    Medieval Period

  • Period: 1025 to 1028

    Guido of Arezzo's formulation of the Solmization System

  • Period: 1098 to 1179

    Hildegard of Bingen

  • 1320

    Ars Nova Treatise

    The major innovation was the system of notating rhythm with time signatures and the breve, semibreve, and minim to define the relationship between time and prolation.
  • Period: 1450 to

    Renaissance Period

  • 1529

    Martin Luther, "Ein feste burg (A Mighty Fortress)"

  • 1538

    Arcadelt Madrigal, "Il bianco e dolce cigno"

  • 1567

    Palestrina, "Pope Marcellus Mass"

    The legend and importance of this piece is that it demonstrated that words could be intelligible in a polyphonic setting with 6 voices.
  • Victoria, "Missa O magnum mysterium"

  • Gabrieli, "Sacrae symphoniae (Sacred Symphonies)"

    Gabrieli's "Sacrae symphoniae" were published while he was at St. Mark's in Venice. They are an example of abstract instrumental works.
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    Baroque Era

  • Monteverdi, "L'Orfeo"

  • First Public Concerts in England

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    Johann Sebastian Bach

  • Vivaldi, Concertos, Op. 3 (L’estro armonico)

    The significance of Vivaldi's concerto is that it is the first instance in which the slow movement is as important as the fast ones. Furthermore, it reflects the stylistic changes of the first half of the eighteenth century and helps establish Vivaldi as the founder of the Classic symphony.
  • Rameau, "Traité de l’harmonie (Treatise on Harmony)"

    Traité de l’harmonie (Treatise on Harmony) is one of the most influential theoretical works ever written because it became the principal basis for teaching harmony.
  • Bach, "The Well-Tempered Clavier" Volume I

    The significance of "The Well-Tempered Clavier" is that it was one of the earliest cases where a keyboard plays in all keys on an while tuned in near-equal temperament.
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    Viennese Classical Period

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    Franz Joseph Haydn

  • Handel, "Messiah"

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    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

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

    The significance of his tenure as director of Concerts des Amateurs is that under African American composer and violinist Joseph Bologne's, Concerts des Amateurs became known as one of the finest orchestras in
    Europe, premiering numerous new works.
  • Mozart, "Don Giovanni"

  • Haydn, Symphony No. 94 "Surprise"

    London premiere