Medieval Period

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Medieval Period about 500-1400

6th c.
Rule of St. Benedict (Office)
7th c.
Ordo Romanus (Mass liturgy)
8th c.
Earliest Tonaries
9th c.
Musica enchiriadis (organum)

Scolica enchiriadis (organum)

Liber Hymnorum (Notker)

Laon 239

St.Gall 359

Chartres MS
10th c.
Ecce pulchra (sequence)
11th c.
Winchester Troper (organum)

Micrologus (Guido d'Arezzo)
12th c.
Santiago de Compostela (florid)

Magnus Liber Organi (Leonin)
1160
Notre Dame Cathedral built
13th c.
W1, W2 and F (Magnus Liber)

Montpellier Codex (polyphony)
13th c.
Bamberg Codex (motets)
1240
De mensurabili musica (Garlandia)
1250
Ars cantus mensurabilis (Franco)
1290s
Aucun Lonc Tans (Petrus de Cruce)
14th c.
Roman de Fauvel (monophony/polyphony)

Squarcialupi Codex (Italian trecento)

Las Huelgas (13th c. motets)

Chantilly Codex (ars subtilior)

Fenice fu (madr., Jacob of Bologna)

Tolouse and Tournai Masses (3 v.)
1300s
Garrit Gallus (3 v. motet, Vitry)
1322
Ars nova (Vitry)
1323
Papal Bull: Docta sanctorum
1325
Speculum musicae (Jacob of Liege)
1350s
Codex Ivrea (Vitry)
1360s
Missa Notre Dame (Machaut)

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