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Music History Timeline

  • Period: 500 to 1450

    Medieval Period

  • Period: 1025 to 1028

    Guido of Arezzo's formulation of the Solmization System

  • Period: 1098 to 1179

    Hildegard of Bingen

  • 1320

    Ars Nova Treatise

    Important Innovation: writing rhythms
  • Period: 1450 to

    Renaissance Period

  • 1529

    Martin Luther Chorale: Ein feste burg

  • 1538

    Arcadelt Madrigal: Il bianco e dolce cigno

  • 1567

    Palestrina: Pope Marcellus Mass

    This piece saved polyphony from being condemned by the Council of Trent.
  • Victoria: Missa O magnum mysterium

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  • Monteverdi's L’Orfeo

  • Giovanni Gabrieli: Sacrae Symphoniae

    They were an important collection of Gabrieli's works as one of the organists in St. Mark's in Venice.
  • First Public Concerts in England

  • Period: to

    JS Bach

  • Antonio Vivaldi's L’Estro Armonico

    It's a harmonic inspiration.
  • Bach's The Well-Tempered Clavier volume 1

    It has features that make it hard to play.
  • Rameau's Traité de l’harmonie

    It was the most groundbreaking theoretical work ever written.
  • Period: to

    Franz Joseph Haydn

  • Handel's Messiah

  • Period: to

    Viennese Classical Period

  • Period: to

    WA Mozart

  • Period: to

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

    He was the son of a French colonial and an African slave and he was at the top of his field.
  • Mozart's Don Giovanni

  • Haydn's Symphony No. 94 "Surprise"