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Music History

Periods of classical music history

Jenny Corcoran

on 25 October 2013

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Music through history from Medieval times to today
Classical Music History
From 1450-1600
From 1600- 1750
From 1750 - 1820
In Medieval times, before 1450
From 1820- 1900
In the 20th Century (1900-1999)
and beyond
Medieval Music
Renaissance Music
Baroque Music
Classical Music
20th Century Music
Romantic Music
Mostly sung
Old notation
Most music linked to Catholic church
Often no steady beat
Still lots of singing, but more instruments are created
Very old version of instruments in all four families of the orchestra began to be created
Recorders very popular
Often emotional and expressive
More than one thing sung at the one time
Music began to be composed for the Catholic Mass
Elaborate and detailed
More instrumental music
Always a steady beat
Repeated melodies played by different instruments
Large difference between piano and forte dynamics important
Less fancy, more simple
Aim for elegance, beauty and perfection
More instrumental music
Always a steady beat
Crescendo and decrescendo
Orchestras began
Piano invented
Freedom and expression of emotion
Lyrical, song-like melodies
Not always a steady beat
Wide range of dynamics
More instruments developing,
such as trumpets with valves
Many different types of music
Experimenting with instruments and sounds
Electronic music
Some sounds that clash/don't sound good together
Sometimes very unpredictable

Rock, disco, jazz and pop music
Period between A.D. 500 and 1500: the Dark Ages, the Middle Ages, the Medieval Era
Roman Empire fell in A.D. 476
Catholic Church, headed by the pope, was the most dominant religious,
political and cultural influence on society
Gothic architecture
Renaissance = 'rebirth' or 'revival' in French
Renaissance movement began in Italy and spread throughout Europe
Transition period between the Medieval Era and the modern world
Period of many achievements in the arts and sciences
Baroque Art (art, music, architecture) = elaborate, detailed, grand, ornate, structured
Catholic Church supported the development of Baroque Art
Louis 14th was king of France
Development of science and technology, such as microscope and telescope
J. S. Bach
1798: George Washington became the first American President.
Inventions: cans for food, dentist's drill, steam-engine, hot air balloon
1788: Captain Arthur Phillip and the First Fleet established the first British colony in Australia.
1789 -1799: The French Revolution (against the Monarchy) and France became a republic (democracy, without a royal family rule)
Invention of useable electricity, steel, and petroleum products and the invention of the camera, battery, match, typewriter, sewing machine, blue jeans,barbed wire and light bulb
Advances in medicine
Women can vote in New Zealand
The Modern Olympics begin
Many changes and developments in society
World Wars I & II
Landing on the moon
Television, cars...
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