Music History Timeline Project

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

    Medieval Period

  • 1030

    Guido of Arezzo's Micrologus

    This document innovated the hexachord system, the four line staff, sharps and naturals, and sight singing syllables.
  • Period:
    1098
    to
    1179

    Hildegard of Bingen

  • 1323

    Ars Nova Treatise

    The important innovations from this are a new note shape, the emergence of dividing meter into triple and duple, and it laid the groundwork for modern notation.
  • 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

    This piece set the foundation for the rules of counterpoint, and it is the model and ideal that is used in present-day textbooks.
  • Victoria Missa O magnum mysterium

  • Gabrieli Sonata pian'e forte

    It was one of the first pieces to designate what instrument plays what part. It was also the first piece of music in history to designate dynamics