Timeline Project - Music History I

  • Period: 500 to 1450

    Medieval Period

  • 1030

    Guido of Arezzo's Micrologus

    The importance of this piece was the 4 line staff, relative pitch, and sight singing that came out of it.
  • Period: 1098 to 1179

    Hildegard of Bingen

  • 1323

    Ars Nova Treatise

    The important innovation of this was time and prolation
  • Period: 1450 to

    Renaissance Period

  • 1485

    Josquin's Ave Maria ... Virgo serena Motet

  • 1529

    Martin Luther Chorale Ein feste burg

  • 1538

    Arcadelt Madrigal II bianco e dolce cigno

  • 1567

    Palestrina Pope Marcellus Mass

    It was credited with saving polyphony from the council of Trent. According to legend, his Pope Marcellus Mass, dedicated to the pope, demonstrated that sacred words could be intelligible in polyphonic music with 6 voices
  • 1572

    Victoria Missa O magnum mysterium

  • Gabrieli Sonata Pian'e forte

    First piece of instrumental music to have dynamics and to specify exact instruments for each line
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  • Monteverdi's L'Orfeo

  • First public concerts in England

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    JS Bach

  • Antonio Vivaldi's L'Estro Armonico

    Published by Etienne Roger in Amsterdam
  • Rameau's Traité de l'harmonie

    This was the most influential of all theoretical works. It also became the basis for teaching functional harmony
  • Bach's the Well-Tempered Clavier volume 1

    24 preludes and fugues with equal temperament
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    Franz Joseph Haydn

  • Handel's Messiah

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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

  • Mozart's Don Giovanni

  • Haydn's Symphony No. 94 "Surprise"