Music History

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  • 900

    Musica Enchiriadis

    This was the first treatise to address polyphony in Western music and is closest associated with Boethius. It explains the use of consonant and dissonant intervals. The voices are named Vox principalis and Vox organum.
  • 1030

    Guido d'Arezzo's Micrologus

    Guido added lines to the staff that allowed for nuemes correlate to a specific pitch. He innovated the hexachord system with a tool called Guido's Hand.
  • 1280

    Franco of Cologne/Ars Cantus Mensurabilis

    The introduction of Franco Mensural Notation which correlates note shape to duration known as rhythmic modes. Also discussed the use of consonant and dissonant intervals.
  • 1323

    Ars Nova Treatise

    Written by Philippe de Vitry, this is the first time breaking away from rhythmic modes with the use of Breve and Semibreve.
  • 1476

    Josquin’s Ave Maria Virgo Serena motet

  • 1529

    Martin Luther’s Ein feste burg

  • 1538

    Arcadet’s Il bianco e dolce cigno

  • 1562

    Palestrina’s Pope Marcellus Mass

  • Musica Transapline

    This was a published collection of Italian madrigals that we’re translated to English. It grew interest for English madrigals.
  • Sonata pian e forte

    Written by Giovani Gabrieli from Venice, it was the first composition that was written for specific instruments.
  • Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo

  • First Public Concerts in England

  • Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas

  • Vivaldi’s L’Estro Armonico

  • Brandenburg Concerti

  • Rameau’s Traité de l’harmonie

  • The Well-Tempered Clavier vol. 1

  • Handel’s Messiah

  • Period:
    500
    to
    1450

    Medieval Period

  • Period:
    768
    to
    814

    Charlemagne's Rule

    Charlemagne supported music in the church and allowed for it to flourish in a way it hadn't before. Gregorian chant became the primary form of chant under his rule, as Pope Gregory was also active during his rule.
  • Period:
    1098
    to
    1179

    Hildegard of Bingen

  • Period:
    1100
    to
    1350

    Troubadour/Trobairitz

    Troubadours were traveling musicians in North France performing secular music such as love songs.
  • Period:
    1163
    to
    1225

    Notre Dame School Polyphony

    Leonin lead the movement from 1163 to 1190. Perotin took charge from 1190 to 1225.
  • Period:
    1300
    to
    1377

    Guillaume de Machaut

  • Period:
    1335
    to
    1397

    Francesco Landini

  • Period:
    1450
    to

    Renaissance

  • Period:
    1450
    to
    1454

    Gutenberg Printing Press

  • Period:
    1580
    to

    Concerto delle Donne

    Located in Ferrara, Italy
  • Period: to

    Baroque Era

  • Period: to

    Versailles’ Orchestra Vingtquatre Violons du Roi

  • Period: to

    J.S. Bach

  • Period: to

    Handel