Medieval Period
500 A.D. to 1430
Plain Chant
Traditional songs common in the Catholic Church in Medieval period. Uses vocals only.
In which embodies emotion. Medieval Period.
Secular Songs (Troubadour)
Songs written as a news source from village to village. Medieval Period.
Early polyphonic chant, sometimes called Gregorian chant. Medieval Period.
An unaccompanied choral composition with sacred lyrics; intended to be sung as part of a church service in Medieval Period.
Ars Nova
A stylistic period in the late Middle Ages. Vocal and instrument accompaniment.
Master Perotin
Medieval Composer
Hildegard von Bingen
Medieval Composer
Walter von Der Vogelweide
Medieval Composer
Guillaume de Machaut
Medieval Composer
Giovanni da Firenze
Medieval Composer
Francesco Landini
Medieval Composer
One line; One voice
Multiple Lines; Multiple Voices
1430 A.D. to 1600
Individual voices
Mostly Independent
An unaccompanied song for 2 or 3 voices; follows a strict poetic form. Renaissance.
A form of sacred musical composition, is a choral composition that sets the fixed portions of the Eucharistic liturgy to music. Renaissance.
Gilles Binchois
Renaissance Composer
Heinrich Issac
Renaissance Composer
Josquin Desprez
Renaissance Composer
Thomas Weelkes
Renaissance Composer
Giovanni Peirluigi de Palestrina
Renaissance Composer
Rodrigo de Ceballos
Renaissance Composer
Giovanni Leonardo Primavera
Renaissance Composer
William Byrd
Renaissance Composer
Renaissance: Things to Remember
Gradual adaption of Triad as basic sonority.
Interrelated Voices
Popularity in Renaissance
Baroque Period
1600 to 1750
Italian Continuo Madrigal
Type of Secular music. Baroque.
Concerto Grosso
A baroque composition for orchestra and a group of solo instruments.
A musical composition of several movements only loosely connected.
A musical form consisting of a theme repeated a fifth above or a fourth below its first statement.
A large musical composition including an orchestra, a choir, and soloists.
A musical composition for voices and orchestra based on a religious text.
Early Opera
Earliest form of opera.
Giovanni Gabrieli
Baroque Composer
Girolamo Frescobaldi
Baroque Composer
Claudio Monteverdi
Baroque Composer
Henry Purcell
Baroque Composer
Arcangelo Corelli
Baroque Composer
Johan Pachelbel
Baroque Composer