Music History Timeline

  • Period: 500 to 1450

    Medieval

  • 1098

    Hildegard of Bingen

    Birth
  • 1179

    Hildegard of Bingen

    Death
  • 1323

    Ars Nova Treatise

    Innovation of rhythm and prolation.
  • 1323

    Guido of Arezzo

    Innovation in the Micrologus:
    - Four-line staff
    - Relative Pitch
    - Sight singing
  • Period: 1450 to

    Renaissance

  • 1485

    Josquin's Motet

    Ava Maria... virgo serena
  • 1529

    Martin Luther Chorale

    Ein feste burg ist unser Gott (A Mighty Fortress is our God).
  • 1538

    Madrigal

    Arcadelt- Il bianco e dolce cigno
  • Victoria

    Missa O magnum Mysterium
  • Gabrieli

    Sonata pian'e forte Location: St. Mark's Cathedral
    -Abstract Instrumentation
    -Cornetto
    -Sackbut
  • Palestrina Pope Marcellus Mass (Publication)

    Significance:
    -6 voices
    -phrases are sung simultaneously rather through a point of imitation.