Music History Timeline

Timeline created by ewood37
In Music
  • Period: 500 to 1450

    Medieval Period

  • 1030

    Guido of Arezzo's "Micrologus"

    Guido of Arezzo's "Micrologus"
    Through Micrologus, Guido describes the process of Solmization (sight singing) and the Hexachord system. He also introduced the four-lined staff, relative pitch, sight singing syllables, and the flat and natural symbols.
  • 1098

    Hildegard of Bingen

    Hildegard of Bingen
    Hildegard of Bingen was born in 1098 and died in 1179.
  • 1315

    Ars Nova Treatise

    Ars Nova Treatise
    Ars Nova (new art) replaced Ars Antiqua (old art). It updated time and prolation.
  • Period: 1450 to

    Renaissance Period

  • 1485

    Josquin's "Ave Maria"

    Josquin's "Ave Maria"
  • 1529

    Martin Luther Choral "Ein Feste Burg"

    Martin Luther Choral "Ein Feste Burg"
  • 1538

    Arcadelt Madrigal II "Bianco e Dolce Cigno"

    Arcadelt Madrigal II "Bianco e Dolce Cigno"
  • 1567

    Palestrina "Pope Marcellus Mass"

    Palestrina "Pope Marcellus Mass"
    Pope Marcellus Mass became a model for subsequent generations. It is still the ideal in present-day textbooks.
  • Victoria "Missa O Magnum Mysterium"

    Victoria "Missa O Magnum Mysterium"
  • Gabrieli "Sonata Pian'e Forte"

    Gabrieli "Sonata Pian'e Forte"
    This Italian piece is one of the first pieces in history to not only specify what instruments play what parts, but it also designated dynamics.
  • Period: to

    Baroque Period

  • Monteverdi's "L'Orfeo"

    Monteverdi's "L'Orfeo"
    This opera by Monteverdi was the first opera to enter the standard repertory.
  • First Public Concerts in England

    First Public Concerts in England
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Johann Sebastian Bach
    JS Bach was born in 1685 and died in 1750.
  • Vivaldi's "L'Estro Armonico"

    Vivaldi's "L'Estro Armonico"
    Antonio Vivaldi's work was published in 1711 by the most famous publisher in Europe, Etienne Roger. This launched popularity of Italian concertos throughout Europe
  • Rameau's "Traité de l'Harmonie"

    Rameau's "Traité de l'Harmonie"
    This work was significant because it incorporated Rameau's theoretical ideas together and it still sticks with our theories today. Some of these ideas consisted of: the defined root of chord and inventions, a fundamental bass line, the terms tonic, dominant, and subdominant, the strongest progression is V7-I, and many more.
  • "The Well-Tempered Clavier vol. 1"

    "The Well-Tempered Clavier vol. 1"
    Bach published this work in 1722. This work contains 24 preludes and fugues in each major and minor key to demonstrate the possibilities for playing in all keys using and instrument tuned in near-equal temperament.
  • Period: to

    PreClassical Period

  • Franz Joesph Haydn

    Franz Joesph Haydn
    Hadyn was born in 1732 and died in 1809.
  • Handel's "Messiah"

    Handel's "Messiah"
    Handel's Messiah was premiered during lent and presents a series of contemplations on Christian ideas. Chorus was prominent in this work by participating in action, narrating the story, and commented on events
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    WA Mozart was born in 1756 and died in 1791
  • Period: to

    Viennese Classical Period

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

    Le Chevalier de Saint-Georges as director of Concerts des Amateurs
    He was known as "Le Mozart noir" in Paris and received a lot of races remarks despite being incredibly talented and well-known. 1773-1781.
  • Don Giovanni

    Don Giovanni
    Mozart's Don Giovanni was based off of the legend of Don Juan.
  • Haydn's "Symphony No. 94 "Surprise" Premiere"

    Haydn's "Symphony No. 94 "Surprise" Premiere"
    Premiere in London
  • Period: to

    Romantic Period

  • Ludwig van Beethoven "Symphony No. 5"

    Ludwig van Beethoven "Symphony No. 5"
    1807-1808
  • Franz Schubert "Erlkönig"

    Franz Schubert "Erlkönig"
    Composition Date
  • Gioachino Rossini "Il Barbiere di Siviglia"

    Gioachino Rossini "Il Barbiere di Siviglia"
    Premiere date
  • Niccolò Paganini "24 Caprices for Violin, op. 1"

    Niccolò Paganini "24 Caprices for Violin, op. 1"
    Complete first publication
  • Hector Berlioz "Symphony Fantastique"

    Hector Berlioz "Symphony Fantastique"
    Composition Date
  • Federic Chopin "Mazurkas Op. 7"

    Federic Chopin "Mazurkas Op. 7"
    Composition date range 1830-1831
  • Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel "Das Jahr"

    Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel "Das Jahr"
    Composition Date
  • Louis Moreau Gottschalk "Souvenir de Porto Rico"

    Louis Moreau Gottschalk "Souvenir de Porto Rico"
    1857-1858
  • Mussorgsky "Pictures at an Exhibition"

    Mussorgsky "Pictures at an Exhibition"
    Original piano version
  • Georges Bizet "Carmen"

    Georges Bizet "Carmen"
    Premiere date
  • Richard Wagner "Der Ring Des Nibelungen"

    Richard Wagner "Der Ring Des Nibelungen"
    Premiere of complete cycle
  • Johannes Brahms' "Symphony No. 4"

    Johannes Brahms' "Symphony No. 4"
    Premiere date
  • Gustav Mahler "Symphony No. 1"

    Gustav Mahler "Symphony No. 1"
    Premiere date