Music History Timeline

Timeline created by mandre54
  • 800

    Musica Enchiriadis

    Also known as the Music Handbook, this text sets rules for polyphony. The two types he set were vox principalis and vox organalis.
  • 1026

    Guido of Arezzo's Micrologus

    The Micrologus was a treatise to Tedald, the bishop of Arezzo, which explained singing and teaching practice. It also contained the occursus, which was a predecessor of cadence.
  • 1322

    Ars Nova Treatise

    Written by Phillipe de Vitry, the treatise also designated time signatures, duple and triple and the duration of notes.
  • 1450

    Gutenberg Printing Press

  • 1515

    Josquin’s Missa Pangue Lingua

  • 1527

    Martin Luther’s Ein feste burg

  • 1538

    Arcadelt Il bianco e dolce cigno

  • 1562

    Palestrina Pope Marcellus Mass

  • Sonata pian’e forte

    Giovanni Gabrieli wrote this piece in 1597 for the St. Mark's Basilica. This piece was the first piece to have indicated dynamics. It was written for a brass ensemble to be split across to different balconies and played toward each other.
  • Monteverdi's L'Orfeo

  • First Public Concerts in England

  • Purcell's Dido and Aeneas

  • Antonio Vivaldi's L'estro Armonico

  • The Brandenburg Concertos

  • Rameau's Traite de L'harmonie

  • The Well Tempered Clavier Volume 1

  • Handel's Messiah

    Composed
  • Haydn's op.33 String Quartets

  • Mozart's Piano Concerto No.23

  • Mozart's Don Giovanni

  • Period:
    500
    to
    1400

    Medieval Period

  • Period:
    800
    to
    814

    Charlemagne

    Charlemagne caused what is now known as Gregorian Chant to be spread to the Christian liturgy. This started the path for music to be written down.
  • Period:
    1000
    to
    1348

    Troubadour/ Trobairitz

    A Troubadour was a composer and performer of Old Occitan lyric poetry in the medieval period.
  • Period:
    1098
    to
    1179

    Hildegard of Bingen

    She was a German Benedictine composer. She composed the oldest surviving morality plays. 69 of her compositions exist, but most only through text. This is one of the largest repertoires amongst medieval composers.
  • Period:
    1160
    to
    1250

    Notre Dame School of Polyphony

    A group of composers working at or near the cathedral of Notre Dame.
  • Period:
    1250
    to
    1280

    Franco of Cologne/ Ars Cantus Mensurabilis

    Franco was the man who wrote the Ars Cantus Mensurabilis, him being a German music theorist. The Ars Cantus Mensurabilis is a music theory treatise that set a more advanced rhythmic sequence than they had, and set the groundwork for the mensural notation system.
  • Period:
    1300
    to
    1377

    Guillaume de Machaut

    Machaut was the most important composer and poet in 14th century France. He was the first the composer to compile his complete works.
  • Period:
    1300
    to

    Renaissance

  • Period:
    1325
    to
    1397

    Francesco Landini

    Landini was an esteemed performer, composer and poet, most well known for playing the organetto. He also did not write any sacred music.
  • Period:
    1580
    to

    Concerto delle Donne

    The singing group sang in the court of Ferrara, Italy.
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    Handel

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    JS Bach

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    Pre Classical Period

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    Franz Joseph Haydn

  • Period: to

    Viennese Classical Period

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    WA Mozart

  • Period: to

    Chevalier de Saint-Georges as director of Concerts des Amateurs

  • Period: to

    Haydn's London Symphonies