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Timespan of music

  • Period: 500 to 1400


    Most music of this time was monpphonic which had only one melody line. Music was mostly sacred and chants were. Guillaume Dufay was the greatest composer of this century.
  • Period: 1400 to 1500


    Harmony and motets were popular In church. organ music was written. Secular music was only for aristocratic entertainment. Giovanno Gabriel was a composer during this time and wrote over 100 masses and motets.
  • Period: 1580 to


    Many more instruments were used during this era. Music outside of the church became popular. there were orchestras and choruses. Great composers came from this time. Johann Sehastion Bach was one of them
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    There were large orchestras and more melodies during this era. Fortepianos were used. Mozart was on of the greatest composers of this time.
  • Period: to


    Used emotional expression in the music. Stories were told with piano and solos. There was a larger range of dynamics and operas came about. A great opera composer named Giuseppe verdi was during this era
  • Period: to

    20th and 21st century

    Music of this era broke rules of the past. Radios were invented to listen to music at home. George gershwin was a composer whos songs became brodway hits.