History of Music

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In History
  • Period:

    Medieval Period

  • 1030

    Guido of Arezzo's Micrologus

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    Hildegard of Bingen

  • 1323

    Ars Nova Treatise

  • Period:

    Renaissance Period

  • 1485

    Josquin's Ave Maria . . . virgo serena Motet

  • 1529

    Martin Luther Chorale Ein feste burg (A Mighty Fortress..)

  • 1538

    Arcadelt Madrigal Il bianco e dolce cigno

  • 1567

    Palestrina Pope Marcellus Mass

  • Victoria Missa O magnum mysterium

  • Gabrieli Sonata pian' e forte

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  • Monteverdi's L'Orfeo

  • First Public Concerts in England

  • Period: to

    Johann Sebastian Bach

  • Antonio Vivaldi's L'Estro Armonico

    Published by Etienne Roger in Amsterdam, the most prestigious publisher in Europe. The most influential publication of any music in the early 18th century. It launched the immense popularity of the Italian concerto throughout Europe.
  • Rameau's Traite de l'harmonie

    Had many innovations: Triad and 7th chord primal importance. Defined root of chord and recognized inversions. Fundamental bass line. Consonance vs Dissonance. Used terms tonic, dominant, and subdominant, established these 3 chords as pillars of harmony. V7-I strongest progression. Although a piece could modulate, each ad a central tonic key.
  • Bach's The Well-Tempered Clavier volume 1

    Demonstrates the possibilities for playing in all keys using an instrument tuned in near-equal temperament.
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    PreClassical Period

  • Period: to

    Franz Josef Haydn

  • Handel's Messiah

  • Period: to

    Le Chevalier de Saint-Georges as director of Concerts des Amateurs

    US President John Adams called him "the most accomplished man in Europe." He was a virtuoso violinist and master swordsmen. Son of French colonial official and an African slave on Guadeloupe.
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    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

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    Viennese Classical Period

  • Mozart's Don Giovanni

  • Haydn's Symphony No.94 "Surprise"