music history

  • Period: 500 to 1450


  • 1030

    Guido of Arezzo's Micrologus

    created the hexachord system
  • 1098

    Hildegard of Bingen birth

  • 1179

    Hildegard of Bingen death

  • 1323

    Ars Nova Treatise

    Time when new music was flourishing, and led to the laying of the foundation for modern music notation.
  • Period: 1450 to


  • 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

    Exemplified Palestrina's style and counterpoint.
  • 1572

    Victoria Missa O magnum mysterium

  • Gabrieli Sonata pian’e forte

    Was one of the first pieces to specify dynamics
  • Period: to

    Baroque Era

  • Moteverdi's L'Orfeo

  • First Public Concerts in England

  • JS Bach Birth

  • Antonio Vivaldi's L'Estro Armonico

    It was part of his collection of 9 concertos.
  • Rameau's Traité de l’harmonie

    This work standardized 5 major things in music theory. It defined root of the chord and recognized inversions. It established the triad and 7th chord as prominent in basic music theory. It was the first to use the terms tonic, subdominant, and dominant. It Established that V7 to I was the strongest in tonal music. Finally, it established the fundamental bassline.
  • Bach's The Well-Tempered Clavier volume 1

    This work contains 24 pieces, each in one of the 24 major and minor keys.
  • Franz Joseph Haydn Birth

  • Handel's Messiah

  • Bach Death

  • Mozart Birth

  • Period: to

    Viennese Classical

  • Period: to

    Le Chevalier de Saint-Georges as director of Concerts des Amateurs

    He was one of the best composer in France, and called "The most accomplished man in Europe" bye John Adams.
  • Mozart's Don Giovanni

  • London premiere of Haydn's Surprise Symphony

  • Mozart Death

  • Haydn Death