Music History

Timeline created by Jeffrey Dunbar
In History
  • 800

    Musica Enchiriadis

    system of rules for polyphony
  • 1025

    Guido of Arezzo's Micrologus

    Notation
  • 1250

    Franco of Cologne/Ars Cantus Mensurabilis

    rhythmic system
  • 1320

    Ars Nova Treatise

    new musical technique
  • 1450

    Gutenberg Printing Press

  • 1515

    Josquin’s Missa Pangue Lingua

  • 1529

    Martin Luther’s Ein feste burg

  • 1539

    Arcadelt Il bianco e dolce cigno

  • 1567

    Palestrina Pope Marcellus Mass

  • Sonata pian’e forte

    first to designate parts and indicate dynamics
  • Monteverdi's L’Orfeo

  • First Public Concerts in England

  • Purcell's Dido and Aeneas

  • Antonio Vivaldi's L’Estro Armonico

  • Brandenburg Concertos

  • Rameau's Traité de l’harmonie

  • The Well-Tempered Clavier volume 1

  • Handel's Messiah

  • Haydn's op.33 String Quartets

  • Mozart's Piano Concerto No.23

  • Mozart's Don Giovanni

  • Period:
    4
    to
    1415

    Medieval Period

  • Period:
    800
    to
    814

    Charlemagne as emperor

  • Period:
    1098
    to
    1179

    Hildegard of Bingen

  • Period:
    1170
    to
    1260

    Troubadour/trobairitz

  • Period:
    1211
    to
    1311

    Notre Dame School Polyphony

  • Period:
    1300
    to
    1377

    Guillaume de Machaut

  • Period:
    1300
    to

    Renaissance

  • Period:
    1325
    to
    1397

    Francesco Landini

  • Period:
    1580
    to

    Concerto delle Donne

    Italy
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    Baroque

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    JS Bach

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    Handel

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    Pre Classical Period

  • Period: to

    Franz Joseph Haydn

  • Period: to

    Viennese Classical Period

  • Period: to

    WA Mozart

  • Period: to

    Chevalier de Saint-Georges as director of Concerts des Amateurs

  • Period: to

    Haydn's London Symphonies