Music History

Timeline created by jahraragi
In Music
  • Period:
    500
    to
    1450

    Medieval Period

  • 1030

    Guido of Arezzo "Microlugus"

    Guido of Arezzo "Microlugus"
    4 line staff
    relative pitch
    sight singing syllables
    round b (flat) and square b (natural)
  • Period:
    1098
    to
    1179

    Hildegard of Bingen

  • 1323

    Ars Nova Treatise

    Ars Nova Treatise
    Laid the groundwork for modern notation.
    Introduced "breve" "semibreve" and "Minim" note values
    Triple= perfect
    Duple= imperfect
  • Period:
    1450
    to

    Renaissance

  • 1485

    Josquin "Ave Maria"

    Josquin "Ave Maria"
  • 1529

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

    Martin Luther's "Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott" ("A Mighty Fortress is our God")
  • 1538

    Arcadelt "Il Bianco e dolce cigno"

    Arcadelt "Il Bianco e dolce cigno"
  • 1567

    Palestrina's "Pope Marcellus Mass"

    Palestrina's "Pope Marcellus Mass"
    Legend has it that this work proved sacred words could be intelligible in polyphonic music with 6 voices
  • Victoria "Missa O magnum mysterium"

    Victoria "Missa O magnum mysterium"
  • Gabrieli "Sonata Pian e Forte"

    Gabrieli "Sonata Pian e Forte"
    Specified which instruments played which parts
    First piece in western music to contain written dynamics