Music History Midterm Project

  • Period: 500 to 1450

    Medieval Period

  • 1030

    Guido of Arezzo's Micrologus

    Guido's Micrologus contained information that became essential to the development of polyphony. It also contained the Guidonian Hand, which became a powerful tool for teaching singers of the time.
  • 1098

    Birth of Hildegard of Bingen

  • 1179

    Death of Hildegard of Bingen

  • 1323

    Ars Nova Treatise

    The Ars Nova Treatise, written by Phillipe de Vitry, was most notable for its divergence from rhythmic traditions of triple meter, and its new uses of notes with smaller rhythmic values.
  • Period: 1450 to

    Renaissance Period

  • 1485

    Josquin, Ave Maria... virgo serena

  • 1529

    Martin Luther, Ein feste burg ist unser Gott

  • 1538

    Arcadelt, Il Bianco e dolce cigno

  • 1567

    Palestrina, Pope Marcellus Mass

    The Pope Marcellus Mass mixed polyphony with innovation, by adding six voice parts to the piece. This made listeners able to understand the text while still experiencing polyphony.
  • Victoria, Missa O magnum mysterium

  • Gabrieli, Sonata pian'e forte

    Gabrieli's Sonata pian'e forte was composed in Venice, and found particular favor in St. Mark's Cathedral. It is one of the first pieces to specify loud and quiet passages, and one of the first pieces for which instrumentation is specified.
  • Period: to

    Baroque Period

  • Monteverdi, L'Orfeo

  • First Public Concerts in England

  • Period: to

    J.S Bach

  • Vivaldi, L'estro Armonico

    Vivaldi's L'estro Armonico became some of the most well-known music of the time, and greatly influenced the development of the concerto.
  • Rameau, Traité de l’harmonie

    Rameau had an adverse opinions on traditional theory, and believed harmony should come before melody, and published this work shortly after that claim was publicly made.
  • Bach, The Well-Tempered Clavier Vol 1

    Along with being generally enjoyable music of the highest quality, The Well-Tempered Clavier is also a catalog of the keyboard styles and techniques of Bach's time.
  • Period: to

    Franz Joseph Haydn

  • Handel, Messiah

  • Period: to

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

  • Period: to

    Viennese Classical Period

  • Period: to

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

    Joseph Bologne's time in this ensemble not only gave him his big musical break, he also became the director and the ensemble rose to be known as one of the finest orchestras in France.
  • Mozart, Don Giovanni

  • Haydn, Symphony No. 94 "Surprise" Premiere