The fall of romeThe fall of the Roman empire was a loss of control in the western Roman empire. This resulted in the division of the empire into smaller civilizations.
Period: 1000 to 1100
The First CrusadeThe Frist Crusade was a number of wars. These wars were sometimes directed by the Latin Church. They fought to recover Jeruselum and its surrounding areas from Islamic rulers.
Period: 1291 to 1361
Phillippe de VitryVitry was a French composer, music theorist, and influential musician. He is also known as the author of Ars Nova.
Period: 1300 to 1377
Guillaume de MachautMachaut was a French composer and poet. He was the main figure in the Ars nova style. He was so well known in this style that modern musicologists use his death as when the new style of ars came to be.
Period: 1452 to 1519
Leonardo Da VinciDa Vinci was an Italian polymath. He was a painter, draughtsman, engineer, scientist, theorist, sculptor, and architect. Da Vinci was well known for his painting of the Mona Lisa.
Period: 1505 to
Thomas TallisTallis was an English composer of the renaissance. He is primarily known for his English choral music. He is considered one of England's greatest composers.
Period: 1507 to 1568
Jaques ArcadeltArcadelt was a Franco-Flemish composer of the Renaissance, active in both Italy and France.
Period: 1521 to
Phillippe de MonteMonte was a French composer of the late renaissance. He was a 3rd generation madrigalist and wrote more madrigals than any other composer of his time.
Period: 1525 to
Giovanni Pierluigi da PalestrinaPalestrina was an Italian composer of sacred music. He is one of the most famous composers of the renaissance.
Period: 1543 to
William ByrdByrd was considered as one of the best composers from the renaissance, Byrd has a huge influence on composers from his native England.
Period: 1557 to
Giovanni GabrieliGabrieli was an Italian composer and organist. He was one of the most influential musicians of his time.
Period: 1564 to
William ShakespeareShakespeare was an English poet, actor, and playwright. He is widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language. Shakespeare is also known as the world's greatest dramatist.
Music stylistic traitsMusic based on modes
Richer texture in four or more parts.
Blending rather than contrasting strands in the musical texture.
Harmony with a greater concern with the flow and progression of chords.