Music History Midterm

  • Period: 500 to 1500


    The "Middle Ages"
  • 1030

    Guido of Arezzo's Micrologus

    Guido is considered the father of notation and sight singing. His Book, Micrologus, talks about the hexachord system, a notational system made by Guido.
  • Period: 1098 to 1179

    Hildegard of Bingen

  • 1323

    Ars Nova Treatise

    New writting about music came out in the Ars Nova Treatise. This elaborated on new meters and rhythym as well as a further developed notational system.
  • Period: 1450 to

    The Renaissance

    After the fall of Constantiople in 1453, the Renaissance, or rebirth, began.
  • 1485

    Josquin's Ave Maria ... virgo serena

  • 1529

    Martin Luther's Chorale Ein feste burg

  • 1538

    Arcadelt's Madrigal: Il bianco e dolce cigno

  • 1567

    Palestrina Pope Marcellus Mass

    This piece demonstrated that 6 voices (in a polyphonic texture) can still be intelligible, even in a sacred work. This piece became a model for counterpoint and is still being used today!
  • Victoria's Missa O magnum mysterium

  • Gabrieli's Sonata pian’e forte

    First piece to feature dynamics and instrument specific parts. It was made for the instrumental ensemble at St. Marks Bascilia.