Music History

Timeline created by wmerritt98
In Music
  • Period:

    Medieval Period

  • 1030

    Guido of Arezzo's Micrologus

    Micrologus included the 4-line staff, the hexachord system, round b (flat), and square b (natural).
  • 1098

    Hildegard of Bingen Birth

  • 1179

    Hildegard of Bingen death

  • 1323

    Ars Nova Treatise

    This replaced Ars antiqua and created a form of dictation for time and prolation.
  • Period:

    Renaissance Period

  • 1485

    Josquin’s Ave Maria ... virgo serena Motet

  • 1529

    Martin Luther Chorale Ein feste burg (A Mighty Fortress..)

  • 1538

    Arcadelt Madrigal Il bianco e dolce cigno

  • 1567

    Palestrina Pope Marcellus Mass

    Palestrina rules are still used in present day textbooks. The rules for Palestrina counterpoint include: Mostly stepwise melodic motion, dissonances introduced in suspensions and resolved on strong beats, dissonances between beats are allowed if the moving voice is doing so in a stepwise fashion or as a suspension, and most leaps are followed by stepwise motion in the opposite direction resulting in the ”Palestrina arch” (or curve)
  • Victoria Missa O magnum mysterium

  • Gabrieli Sonata pian’e forte

    This was composed in Venice, Italy to be performed at St. Mark's Cathedral. This was the first musical composition that specified instrumentation and employs two ensembles of equal size.