Midterm Timeline Project

  • Period: 500 to 1450

    Medieval Period

  • 1030

    Guido of Arezzo's Micrologus

    Guido of Arezzo's Micrologus
    Micrologus means "Little Treatise". It is a text that highlights singing and teaching Gregorian chant, as well as how it is notated.
  • 1098

    Hildegard of Bingen

    Hildegard of Bingen
    1098-1179
    -Poet, writings of science and healing
    -Set poetry to original chant melodies
    -Claimed work was inspired through visions
    Musical Characteristics
    -syllabic, melismatic
    -Range of more than an octave
    -Music centered around the Virgin Mary, the Trinity, and local saints
  • 1323

    Ars Nova Treatise

    Ars Nova Treatise
    Replaces Ars Antiqua (old art), defines time and rhythm.
  • Period: 1450 to

    Renaissance Period

  • 1485

    Josquin's Ave Maria... virgo serena Motet

    Josquin's Ave Maria... virgo serena Motet
    Often called the "Mona Lisa" of Renaissance music, Ave Maria is one of Josquin's earliest and most popular motets. A motet is a polyphonic setting of a sacred Latin text other than the Mass ordinary.
  • 1529

    Martin Luther's Chorale "Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott (A Mighty Fortress is our God)"

    Martin Luther's Chorale "Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott (A Mighty Fortress is our God)"
    This is Martin Luther's most famous chorale. This later became an anthem for the Reformation.
  • 1538

    Arcadeit Madrigal- "Il bianco e dolce cigno"

    Arcadeit Madrigal- "Il bianco e dolce cigno"
    This madrigal utilizes a four voice chordal texture, as well as imitation. It is full of innuendos, such as "If in dying, were I to feel no other pain, I would be content to die a thousand deaths a day."
  • 1567

    Palestrina's "Pope Marcellus" Mass

    Palestrina's "Pope Marcellus" Mass
    The Pope Marcellus mass exemplifies Palestrina's Style, and it became a model for subsequent generations. It is considered to be the ultimate ideal example of counterpoint.
  • 1572

    Victoria's "Missa O Magnun Mysterium"

    Victoria's "Missa O Magnun Mysterium"
    This Mass is one of Victoria's Parody masses, and features both changing time signatures and vocal texture.
  • Gabrieli's "Sonata pian'e forte"

    Gabrieli's "Sonata pian'e forte"
    Composed by Italian composer and organist, this piece is one of the earliest known pieces to specify loud and soft passages in print.