Timeline Project (History of Music)

  • Period: 500 to 1450

    Medieval Period

    Also known as the Middle Ages.
  • 1030

    Guido of Arezzo Micrologus

    Guido of Arezzo Micrologus
    Guido's Micrologus brought what we know today as the musical staff notation. The Guido's hand was knowns as the "Hexachord System."
  • Period: 1098 to 1179

    Saint Hildegard of Bingen's Life.

  • 1323

    Ars Nova Treatise

    Ars Nova Treatise
    The Ars Nova, created by Philippe de Vitry made the isorhythm methods and created the division of the Breves. The sequence goes to show Time and Prolation and whether a piece was heard perfect or imperfect.
  • Period: 1450 to

    The Renaissance Period

    Also known as the age of "Rebirth."
  • 1485

    Josquin's "Ave Maria... virgo serena" Motet

    Josquin's "Ave Maria... virgo serena" Motet
  • 1529

    Martin Luther Chorale, "Ein Feste burg" (A Mighty Fortress)

    Martin Luther Chorale, "Ein Feste burg" (A Mighty Fortress)
  • 1538

    Arcadelt's Madrigal "Il bianco e dolce cigno."

    Arcadelt's Madrigal "Il bianco e dolce cigno."
  • 1567

    Palestrina "Pope Marcellus Mass."

    Palestrina "Pope Marcellus Mass."
    The legend of the Pope Marcellus Mass was the Council of Trent, was going to condemn polyphony. Palestrina then proved the council wrong by created this Mass named after Pope Marcellus that had six voices. Palestrina proved with this piece, (and polyphony in general), you can still hear the texts of the piece.
  • Victoria Missa O magnum mysterium

    Victoria Missa O magnum mysterium
  • Gabrieli Sonata pian'e forte

    Gabrieli Sonata pian'e forte
    In Gabrieli's Sonata pian'e forte, we first see a instrumental piece. There was no vocal parts at all. This was performed at St. Mark's Cathedral in Venice, Italy. Giovanni Gabrieli created the first 80 permanent instrumental ensembles at St. Marks.