Western Music History Timeline

  • Period: 450 to Jan 1, 1450

    Medieval

  • 490

    Romanos The Melodist (490-556)

    Romanos The Melodist (490-556)
    The Nativity of Christ
    The Martyrdom of St Stephen
    The Death of a Monk
    The Last Judgment
    The Prodigal Son
  • Jan 1, 1098

    Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179)

    Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179)
    O Euchari
    O Virtus Sapiente
    Ordo Virtutum
    O Pastor Animarum
    Columba aspexit
  • Jan 1, 1150

    Léonin (1150-1201)

    Léonin (1150-1201)
    Christus resergens
    Et valde mane
    Magnus liber organi
    Kyrie
    Tamquam sponsus
  • Jan 1, 1160

    Pérotin (1160-1230)

     Pérotin  (1160-1230)
    Bieta viscera
    Sederunt Principes
    Alleluia Nativitas
    Viderunt Omnes
    Presul nostri temporis
  • Jan 1, 1237

    Adam de la Halle

    Adam de la Halle
    Or Es Baiars En La Pasture
    Lis dous regars
    Dieus Soit En Cheste Maison
    J'os bein a m'amie parlor
    Je muir, je muir
  • Jan 1, 1291

    Philippe de Vitry (1291-1361)

    Philippe de Vitry (1291-1361)
    Se Je Chant
    Providence la senee
    Impudenter circumivi
    Ay, amours! tant me dure
    Ars nova
  • Jan 1, 1300

    Guillaume de Machaut (1300-1377)

    Guillaume de Machaut (1300-1377)
    Messe de Notre Dame
    Quant en moi
    Liement me deport
    Ma fin est mon commencement
    Doucie dam jolie
  • Jan 1, 1300

    Maestro Piero 1300-1350

    Maestro Piero 1300-1350
    All Ompra d'wm Perlaro
    O gre d'letto
    Si com al Caunto
    Cavalcundo con un giovine
    Con dolce brama
  • Jan 1, 1301

    Guillaume d'Amiens

    Guillaume d'Amiens
    Amours me fait par mon veuil
    Puisque chanters onques nul home aida
    De ma dame vient
    Hareu! Coument mi manterrai
    Jamais ne serai saous
  • Jan 18, 1325

    Francesco Landini (1325-1397)

     Francesco Landini  (1325-1397)
    Ecco la primavera
    Questa fanciull'amor
    Gard'una vulta
    Cara mie donna
    Muort'oramai
  • Period: Jan 1, 1450 to

    Renaissance

  • Jan 1, 1452

    Pierre de La Rue (1452-1518)

    Pierre de La Rue (1452-1518)
    O Salutaris Hostia
    Porqui non
    Ave sanctissima Maria
    Myn hert altyt heeft verlanghen
    Fors seulement
  • Jan 1, 1505

    Thomas Tallis (1505-1585)

    Thomas Tallis (1505-1585)
    If ye love me
    Spem in alium
    O nata lux
    Audivi Vocem
    Salvator Mundi
  • Jan 1, 1532

    Orlando de Lassus (1532-1594)

    Orlando de Lassus (1532-1594)
    Musica Dei Donum

    Susanne un jour

    Mon cœur se recommande à vous

    Matona mia cara

    Justorum animae
  • Jan 1, 1532

    Andrea Gabrieli (1532-1585)

    Andrea Gabrieli (1532-1585)
    Ricercar
    Gloria

    Introitus

    Ancor che col partire

    Ite, missa est
  • Jan 1, 1540

    William Byrd (1540-1623)

    William Byrd (1540-1623)
    Agnus Dei
    Ave Verum Corpus
    Haec Dies
    Non nobis Domine

    Sellinger's Round
  • Jan 1, 1554

    Giovanni Gabrieli (1554-1612)

    Giovanni Gabrieli (1554-1612)
    Canzon septimi toni

    Sonata pian'e forte

    In ecclesiis

    Magnificat

    Jubilate Deo omnis terra
  • Jan 1, 1562

    Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck (1562-1621)

    Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck (1562-1621)
    Ballo del granduca
    Fantasia Cromatica

    Toccata

    Malle Sijmen
    Ubi duo vel tres congregati fuerint
  • Jan 1, 1567

    Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)

    Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)
    Messa in illo tempore
    Mass of Thanksgiving
    Messa a 4 da cappella
    Messa a 4 v. et salmi
    Vesper Psalms
  • Jan 1, 1571

    Michael Praetorius (1571-1621)

    Michael Praetorius (1571-1621)
    Gavotte

    Ballet

    Lo, How A Rose E'er Blooming

    La Bourrée

    La Canarie
  • Samuel Scheidt (1587-1653)

    Samuel Scheidt (1587-1653)
    Pavan

    Surrexit Christus hodie

    Surrexit Christus hodie

    Suite

    Benedicamus Domino
  • Period: to

    Baroque

  • Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713)

    Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713)
    Twelve Concerti Grossi
    Christmas Concerto
    Violin Sonato in d minor
    Sinfonia,Wo01 lll.Adagio
    Adante-Largo
  • Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706)

    Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706)
    Chaconne in F minor
    Toccata and Fugue in D minor: Toccata
    Herzlich tut mich verlangen
    Fugue in B minor
    Ciaccona in D major
  • Henry Purcell (1659-1695)

     Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
    An evening hymn
    Ah how pleasant 'tis to love
    The plaint
    Let us wander
    Lost is my quiet
  • Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)

    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
    Gloria
    Veni
    Nisa dominus
    Credo
    Cessate
  • Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683-1764)

    Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683-1764)
    Suite no. 2 in A minor (1728): Gavotte & Six Doubles
    Gavotte & Variations

    Suite in E minor (1724, rev 1731): Rigaudon 2 & Double

    Suite no. 2 in A minor (1728): Fanfarinette

    Pieces de Clavecin en Concerts, Troisième Concert, RCT 9 : La timide: 2e rondeau
  • Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    St Mathew Passion
    Cello Suites
    St John Passion
    The Art of Fugue
    Mass in B minor
  • George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)

    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    Alcina
    Water Music
    Rinaldo
    Music for the Royal Fireworks
    Ariodante
  • Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757)

    Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757)
    Sonata in A major K 322
    D major k96
    Sonate E-Dur
    D major K.41
    Keyboard Sonata in D minor in K.213
  • Giovanni Battista Sammartini (1700-1775)

    Giovanni Battista Sammartini (1700-1775)
    Sinfonia in D major, jc11: i. allegro maestoso
    Flute concerto in G major l. allegro
    Sinfonia in E-Flat major, jc26: ii. allegrino
    Sinfonia in d major , jc11: i. allegro maestoso
    Sinfonia in e-flat major, jc28: i. allegro assai
  • William Hayes (1708-1777)

    William Hayes (1708-1777)
    Organ concerto in A
    Harpsichord concerto in G
    The Rival Nations
    Ode to the Memory of Mr. Handel
    Peleus and Thetis
  • Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714-1788)

    Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714-1788)
    Allegro
    March
    Solfegghietto
    Les Folies d'Espagne

    Solfeggio in C minor, H. 220
  • Johann Stamitz (1717-1757)

    Johann Stamitz (1717-1757)
    Trios, Op.1
    Orchestral trio in f major, op. 1 no. 3: i. allegro molto
    A major, Op. 1 no. 2: iv. prestissimo
    Orchestral trio in C major, Op. 1 no. 1: iii. menuet
    Symphony in D major, Op. 3 no. 2: iii. menuetto
  • Franz Joseph Hadyn (1732-1809)

     Franz Joseph Hadyn (1732-1809)
    Symphony No.45
    Symphony No.94
    Cello concerto No.1
    String Quartets Op.33
    Piano Sonata No.52
  • Luigi Boccherini (1743-1805)

    Luigi Boccherini (1743-1805)
    String Quintet in E, Op. 11, No. 5
    Cello Concerto in B flat major
    Flute Quintets, Op. 19
    Sonata for Two Cellos in C Major
    String Quintet op.27 No 3
  • Antonio Salieri (1750-1825)

    Antonio Salieri (1750-1825)
    La Vestale
    Il barone di Rocca antica
    Mass in C major for choir a cappella
    Ad te levavi animam meam
    Alleluja (deinde) Bonum est
  • Period: to

    Classical

  • Muzio Clementi (1752-1832)

    Muzio Clementi (1752-1832)
    Sonata in F minor, Op. 13, No. 6: III. Presto
    Sonata in B-flat major, Op. 47, No. 2: Rondo

    Sonatina in F major, Op. 36, No. 4: I. Con spirito

    Allegro per due piani in Do maggiore
    Sonata for piano & violin in C major, Op. 13 No. 2: II. Larghetto
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Symphony No.41
    Symphony no. 40 in G minor, K. 550 "Great"
    Piano Concerto No.21 in C major

    Piano Concerto No.20 in D minor
    Piano Concerto No.9 in E-flat major
  • Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Symphony No.9
    Symphony No.5
    Piano Sonata No.14
    Symphony No.7
    Piano Sonata No.32
  • Franz Schubert (1797-1828)

    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
    Piano Sonato No.13 in A major
    Piano Trio No.2
    Die Forelle
    String Quartet No. 15
    Piano Trio No.1
  • Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849)

    Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849)
    Nocturns, Op.9
    Piano Sonata No.2
    Scherzo No.2
    Piano Sonata No.3
    Waltz in A minor
  • Ludwig Schuncke (1810-1834)

    Ludwig Schuncke (1810-1834)
    Air suisse varié
    Adagio and Rondo in G major
    Due Divertimenti
    Divertissement brilliant, Op. 7
    Rondino précédé d'une Introduction
  • Franz Liszt (1811-1886)

    Franz Liszt (1811-1886)
    Ich möchte hingehen
    Album d'un voyageur
    Angiolin dal biondo crin
    Buch der Lieder
    Tristan motif
  • Period: to

    Romantic

  • Johan Svendsen (1840-1911)

    Johan Svendsen (1840-1911)
    Symphony No. 1 in D major, Op. 4
    Funeral March, On the Death of King Carl XV, Op. 10
    Festival Polonaise, Op. 12
    Norwegian Rhapsody No. 2, Op. 19
    String Octet, Op. 3
  • Edvard Grieg (1843-1907)

    Edvard Grieg (1843-1907)
    Peer Gynt Suite - In the Hall of the Mountain King
    Holberg Suite
    Piano Sonata in E minor, Op. 7
    String Quartet in G minor, Op. 27
    Two Elegiac Melodies for Strings, Op. 34
  • David Popper (1843-1913)

    David Popper (1843-1913)
    Menuetto, Op. 65, No. 2

    Polonaise de concert op. 14

    Le Papillon, op. 3 no. 4

    Hungarian Rhapsody, Op. 68

    Gavotte, Op. 23
  • Charles-Marie Widor (1844-1937)

    Charles-Marie Widor (1844-1937)
    Symphony for organ No. 5: v. toccata
    Symphony No. 1 in c minor, Op. 13 No. 1: vi. méditation (lento)
    Marche Nuptiale op. 64
    Sérénade op. 3 no. 4
    Caprice op. 9
  • Pablo de Sarasate (1844-1908)

    Pablo de Sarasate (1844-1908)
    Los pájaros de Chile
    Réverie
    Les Adieux
    Priére at Berceuse
    Serenata andaluza
  • Zygmunt Noskowski (1846-1909)

    Zygmunt Noskowski (1846-1909)
    Piano Quartet in D minor, Op. 8
    Polonaise élegiaque in E minor
    Symphony No. 2 in C minor
    Morskie Oko, Concert Overture for Orchestra, Op. 19
    Symphony No. 1 in A major
  • Henri Duparc (1848-1933)

    Henri Duparc (1848-1933)
    Aux Étoiles

    Extase

    La Vie antérieure

    Extase

    Chanson triste
  • Xaver Scharwenka (1850-1924)

    Xaver Scharwenka (1850-1924)
    Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 56
    Piano Trio No. 1 in F sharp minor, Op. 1
    Barcarolle in E minor, Op. 14
    Polonaise, Op. 42
    Eglantine Waltz, Op. 84
  • Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)

    Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)
    Symphony in E-flat major
    Symphonies of Wind Instruments

    Concerto in D

    Symphony in C

    The Firebird
  • George Gershwin (1898-1937)

    George Gershwin (1898-1937)
    Rhapsody in Blue
    An American in Paris
    Concerto in F
    They Can't Take That Away from Me
    Three Piano Preludes
  • Silvestre Revueltas (1899-1940)

    Silvestre Revueltas (1899-1940)
    El afilador
    Batik
    Planos
    String Quartet No. 1
    Homenaje a Federico García Lorca
  • Period: to

    Modern

  • William Walton (1902-1983)

    William Walton (1902-1983)
    Portsmouth Point
    Capriccio burlesco
    Improvisations on an Impromptu of Benjamin Britten
    Viola Concerto
    Johannesburg Festival Overture
  • Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)

    Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
    Quatre chansons françaises
    jeux d'esprit the Simple Symphony
    Spring Symphony
    Violin Concerto
    Gemini Variations
  • Alberto Ginastera (1916-1983)

    Alberto Ginastera (1916-1983)
    Don Rodrigo, Op. 31
    Beatrix Cenci, Op. 38
    Obertura para el "Fausto" criollo, Op. 9
    Concerto per corde, Op. 33
    Estudios Sinfonicos, Op. 35
  • Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990)

    Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990)
    Concerto for Orchestra
    Big Stuff
    So Pretty
    Piccola Serenata
    Moby Diptych
  • Berry Gordy Jr. (1929-)

    Berry Gordy Jr. (1929-)
    Come To Me
    You Beat Me to the Punch
    My Guy
    Reet Petite
    Lonely Teardrops
  • Carl Nielsen (1865-1931)

    Carl Nielsen (1865-1931)
    Chaconne, Opus 32
    Havet omkring Danmark
    Jeg ved en Lærkerede
    Op al den Ting
    Spurven sidder stum bag Kvist
  • Taylor Swift (1989-)

    Taylor Swift (1989-)
    22

    Our Song

    Fifteen

    You Belong With Me

    Love Story