Music History Timeline

Timeline created by slemcoe
In Music
  • Period:
    500
    to
    1450

    Medieval Period

  • 1030

    Guido of Arrezzo's "Micrologus"

    Guido of Arezzo created the staff with four lines, started relative pitch, and began the use of accidentals. The accidentals consisted of flat (round) and natural (square). We got these from his treatise publication along with his hexachord system and sight singing syllables.
  • Period:
    1098
    to
    1179

    Hildegard of Bingen

  • 1323

    Ars Nova Treatise

    Ars Nova (meaning New Art) started in France during 1323 and replaced the old art, or "Ars Antiqua." Ars Nova brought with it the beginnings of the modern notation style for music and a new length of note--the "minim." Music during this time has started being divided into triplet meter, "perfect meter" or duple meter, "imperfect meter."
  • Period:
    1450
    to

    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

    Though this mass was dedicated to the Pope, it demonstrated what was thought to be impossible- sacred words being intelligible in polyphonic music with six voices.
  • 1572

    Victoria Missa O Magnum Mysterium

  • Gabrieli's Sonata Pian' e Forte

    This piece was originally created to be used at St. Mark's Basilica in Venice, Italy. This was was the first ever to specify which instrument played which part AND to use dynamics.