Midterm Timeline Project

  • Period: 500 to 1450

    Medieval Period

    Middle Ages
  • Period: 990 to 1050

    Guido of Arezzo

  • 1030

    Micrologus (Little Treatise)

    Guido of Arezzo
    Guido of Arezzo's Little treatise led the way for innovations in music including the 4-line staff, relative pitch, sight-singing, solmization, and the hexachord system.
  • Period: 1098 to 1179

    Hildegard of Bingen

  • Period: 1315 to 1375

    Ars Nova

    Replaces the Ars Antiqua
  • 1323

    Ars Nova Treatise

    The treatise gave way to Developments of time and probation including the use of the duple meter as well as the notation of musical rhythms.
  • Period: 1450 to

    Renaissance Period

  • Period: 1450 to 1521

    Josquin des Perz

  • Period: 1483 to 1546

    Martin Luther

  • 1485

    Ave Maria...Virgo Serena

    Josquin des Prez's Motet
  • 1529

    Ein feste burg ist unser gott (A mighty fortress is our god)

    Martin Luther
  • Period: 1535 to

    Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina

  • 1538

    Il bianco e dolce cigno

    Arcadelth madrigal
  • Period: 1548 to

    Tomás Luis de Victoria

  • 1567

    Pope Marcellus mass

    Palestrina
    Pope Marcellus's mass went on to be a model for generations after and is even used in modern-day textbooks as the ideal example of counterpoint.
    There is even a Legend about the piece that it demonstrated that sacred words could be intelligible in polyphonic music with six voices.
  • Missa o Magnum Mysterium

    Victoria
  • Sonata pian'e forte

    Gabrieli
    This piece was written at the St. Mark's Basilica in Venice, Italy. This piece was significant for two reasons it was the first to specify notation for instruments as well as the creation of the "Sonata" a song for instruments which translated in Italian means "sounded".