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Music History Timeline - Cade Sexton

  • Period: 300 BCE to 1450

    Medieval Period

  • 1030

    Guido of Arezzo's Micrologus

    This piece includes Guido's teaching system in the medieval period. Guido's system is a system of notation known as Hexachords, which is the precursor to the modern Solfege system we use today.
  • Period: 1098 to 1179

    Hildegard of Bingen

  • 1320

    Ars Nova Treatise

    This was the invention of a new way to notate time signatures with time signatures in triple meter as holy and meters in duple as evil.
  • Period: 1450 to

    Renaissance Period

  • 1485

    Josquin de Prez's Motet: Ave Maria... Virgo Serena

  • 1529

    Martin Luther's Chorale: Ein Feste Burg (A Mighty Fortress...)

  • 1538

    Arcadelt Madrigal: Il Bianco e Dolce Cigno

  • 1567

    Palestrina: Pope Marcellus Mass

    Palestrina wanted to show that polyphony could be understood and in this polyphony, he included Six distinct voices. The most significant part of Palestrina's piece is that the motion of musical progression was in a sweeping manner (what goes up must return downwards).
  • Victoria's Parody Mass: Missa O Magnum Mysterium

  • Gabrieli: Sonata Pian'e Forte

    It was the first major piece to utilize dynamics and specify the use of exact instruments.