Music History Timeline

Timeline created by Madhavis
In Music
  • 500

    Medieval Period begins

  • 1030

    Guido of Arezzo's Micrologus

    This piece introduced the 4 line staff, sight singing syllables with the Hexachord system, relative pitch, round b (flat) and square b (natural)
  • 1098

    Hildegard of Bingen is born

  • 1179

    Hildegard of Bingen dies

  • 1323

    Ars Nova Treatise

    There were new additions to Time and Prolation. A new note shape was created called the minim and with it, syncopation could be done. Meter changes were also added with triple being perfect because of The Holy Trinity and duple being imperfect.
  • 1450

    Medieval Period ends

  • 1450

    Renaissance Period begins

  • 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

    This piece was dedicated to the pope and the significance is it showed that sacred words could be intelligible in polyphonic music with 6 voices
  • Victoria Missa O magnum mysterium

    This is a parody mass of O magnum mysterium which was composed in 1572.
  • Gabrieli Sonata Pian'e forte

    Composed at St. Mark's, this was the first piece in history to specify what instruments play what part and to designate dynamics.
  • Renaissance Period ends