Music History Timeline Project

Timeline created by ckilgo22
In Music
  • Period: 500 to 1450

    Medieval Period

  • 1030

    Guido of Arezzo's "Micrologus"

    This work involved the use of a four line staff and relative pitch. The piece is where we get sight singing syllables from and the symbols that now represent flats & naturals.
  • Period: 1098 to 1179

    Hildegard of Bingen

  • 1323

    Ars Nova Treatise

    This added "minim" to the short list of rhythms. It also added new time signatures including duple metered ones.
  • Period: 1450 to

    Renaissance Period

  • 1485

    Josquin’s "Ave Maria"

  • 1529

    Martin Luther's "A Mighty Fortress is Our God"

  • 1538

    Arcadelt's "Il bianco e dolce cigno"

  • 1567

    Palestrina's "Pope Marcellus Mass"

    This work exemplifies Palestrina’s Style, which became a model for subsequent generations and is still the ideal in present-day textbooks on counterpoint.
  • 1572

    Victoria's "O magnum mysterium"

  • Gabrieli's "Sonata pian’e forte"

    First work to specify instrumentation and dynamics, hence the title.
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  • Monteverdi's L'Orfeo

  • Public Concerts in England

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    JS Bach

  • Antonio Vivaldi's L'Estro Armonico

    This piece was the most influential publication of any music in the early 18th century and it launched the immense popularity of the Italian concerto throughout Europe.
  • Rameau's Traité de l’harmonie

    Rameau's work was first to bring lots of theoretical ideas together and became basis for teaching functional harmony that is still used today.
  • Bach's The Well-Tempered Clavier volume 1

    Contains 24 preludes and fugues in each major and minor key. It demonstrates the possibility to play in all keys using an instrument tuned in near-equal temperament.
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    PreClassical Era

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    Franz Joseph Haydn

  • Handel's Messiah

    Premiered in Dublin, 1742
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    WA Mozart

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    Viennese Classical Period

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

    First black director of one of the finest orchestras in Europe.
  • Mozart's Don Giovanni

  • Haydn's Symphony No. 94 "Surprise"

  • Beethoven "Symphony No. 5 in C minor"

  • Schubert "Erlkönig"

  • Rossini Il Barbiere di Siviglia

  • Niccolo Paganini "24 Caprices for Violin, op.1"

  • Berlioz "Symphonie fantastique"

  • Period: to

    Frederic Chopin "Mazurkas Op. 7"

  • Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel "Das Jahr"

  • Louis Moreau Gottschalk "Souvenir de Porto Rico"

  • Wagner "Der Ring des Nibelungen"

  • Mussorgsky "Pictures at an Exhibition" for piano

  • Bizet "Carmen"

  • Brahms' "Symphony No.4"

  • Mahler "Symphony No.1"