The Motet

  • Period: Jan 1, 1220 to

    The Motet

  • Oct 21, 1250

    Motets were now three-voice with the two upper text on related topics in Latin or French, sometimes one of each

  • Period: Oct 21, 1260 to Oct 21, 1280

    Franco of Cologne wrote the Ars Cantus Mensurabilis

  • Period: Oct 21, 1310 to Oct 21, 1370

    Ars Nova

    refers to a musical style which flourished in France and the Burgundian Low Countries in the Late Middle Ages: more particularly, in the period between the preparation of the Roman de Fauvel (1310 – 1314) and the death of the composer Guillaume de Machaut in 1377.
  • Jan 1, 1350

    The Motet was born

  • Oct 21, 1400

    All motets have been replaced with the isorhythmic motet

  • Period: Oct 20, 1450 to Oct 20, 1521

    Josquin des Prez

  • Oct 21, 1450

    the motet genre was interchangeable with the cantilena genre and the isorhythmic motet disappeared

  • Period: Oct 21, 1450 to


    Artists and thinkers went back to the pre-Christian ideas of ancient Greece and RomeMedici Family brought many works of art backPeople believed they were masters of their own fateLong held believes disappeared – e.g. earth was flat, Columbus sailed across to US, Copernicus proved that earth was not the center of the universeGreat Britain invaded FranceThe British took everybody with them including musicians and artistsMusic started to have a more consonant sound
  • Oct 21, 1517

    Prodistent Reformation

  • Period: Oct 20, 1525 to

    Giovanni Pierluigi de Palestrina

  • Period: Oct 20, 1540 to

    William Byrd

  • Period: Oct 20, 1548 to

    Tomás Lus de Victoria

  • Period: Oct 20, 1560 to

    Ludovico da Viadana

  • Oct 21, 1572

    O Magnum Mysterium

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    Gregorio Allegri

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    It is conventionally accepted that the division between the Renaissance and the Baroque period began in Italy with the formation of the Florentine Camerata, a group of humanists, musicians, poets and intellectuals in late Renaissance Florence who gathered under the patronage of Count Giovanni de' Bardi to discuss and guide trends in the arts, especially music and drama. In reference to music, their ideals were based on their perception of Classical (especially ancient Greek) musical drama.
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    Marc-Antoine Charpentier

  • Integration of the Seconda Practica

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    Johann Sebastian Bach

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  • Period: to

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

  • Period: to

    Anton Bruckner

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    Johannes Brahms

  • Period: to

    Josef Rheinberger

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    20th Century

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    Maurice Duruflé