Music History Midterm

  • Period: 500 to 1450

    Medieval Period

  • 1030

    Guido of Arezzo's Micrologus

    The following innovations in music were made: A 4-line staff, relative pitch, and sight singing.
  • 1098

    Hildegard of Bingen Born

    Hildegard of Bingen lived from 1098-1179. She was sickly as a child, but we able to was able to receive education at a nearby Benedictine Cloister. She joined the nuns at age 15. She then went on to compose pieces which were according to her divinely inspired.
  • 1320

    Ars Nova Treatise

    Created in the early 1320s. It included technical innovations in rhythm and notation of rhythm.
  • Period: 1450 to

    Renaissance Period

  • 1485

    Josquin's Ave Maria ... Virgo Serena Motet

    One of Josquin's most popular motets. It has a polyphonic setting and is secular music. The piece refers to the five feasts of the Virgin.
  • 1529

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

    The anthem of the Reformation composed by Martin Luther
  • 1538

    Arcadelt Madrigal II bianco e dolce cigno

  • 1567

    Palestrina Pope Marcellus Mass

    Published in 1567, the Marcellus Mass was written in response to the Council of Trent's observation that polyphony made music have less clarity of lyrics.
  • 1572

    Victoria Missa O magnum mysterium

  • Giovanni Gabrieli's Sonata pian'e forte

    Published in 1597 in Venice. It was important because it was the first piece to designate specific parts to specific instruments and included dynamics.