Music History

Timeline created by rsheldon
In Music
  • Period:

    Medieval Period

  • 1030

    Guido of Arezzo's "Micrologus"

    The innovation of the 4-line staff, relative pitch, sight-singing syllables, and accidentals.
  • 1098

    Hildegard of Bingen birth

  • 1179

    Hildegard of Bingen death

  • 1323

    Ars Nova Treatise

    new art: invented the modern notation and metered music
  • Period:

    Renaissance Period

  • 1485

    Josquin's Motet: Ave Maria...virgo serena

  • 1529

    "Ein feste burg ist unser Gott" (A Mighty Fortress is our God)

    Martin Luther Chorale
  • 1538

    "Il bianco e dolce cigno"

    Arcadelt Madrigal
  • 1567

    "Pope Marcellus Mass"

    Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina
    demonstrated that sacred words could be intelligible in polyphonic music with 6 voices.
  • 1572

    Motet: "O magnum mysterium"

    Tomas Luis de Victoria
  • "Sonata pian 'e forte"

    Giovanni Gabrieli, Venice Italy. Church of St. Mark
    one of the first pieces that specified which instrument played which part and the first piece of music that designated dynamics.