Renaissance Period

The timeline that you find below has been a very helpful study guide to assist students using the book A History of Western Music. I strongly recommend this book. With its contents, art work, and media, it's just gorgeous!

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Renaissance Period about 1400-1600

15th c.
Old Hall MS (Dunstable/Power)

Bodlein Codex (Dufay/Busnois)

Trent Codices (Dufay)

Chigi Codex (Ockeghem)

Eton Choirbook (English)
1430s
Se la face ay pale (chanson, Dufay)
1436
Nuper rosarum flores (Dufay)
1440s
Martin le Franc's contenance angloise
1440s
Missa Alma Redemptoris
(uses cantus firmus, L. Power)

Missa Rex seculorum
(free c.f., Power/Dunstable?)
1450s
Missa Se la face ay pale (Dufay)
1460s
Adieu m'amour (rond., Dufay)
1470s
Ave regina caelorum (4v mot./Dufay)
1477
Liber de arte contrapuncti (Tinctoris)
1490s
Missa La sol fa re mi (Josquin)

Ave Maria gratia plena (Josquin)

Missa L'homme arme super voces (Josquin)
1501
Harmonice musices Odhecaton
1501-05
Missa Hercules (Josquin)
1504
First Book of Frottole (Petrucci)
1514-20
Missa Pange lingua (Josquin)
1515
La Guerre (descriptive chanson, Janequin)
1520s
Attaignant's Chanson Collections
1523
Toscanello (Pietro Aron)
1527
Willaert at St. Mark's, Venice
1528
Chanson nouvelles (Attaignant)
1530
Madrigali (1st printed collection)
1538
Primo Libro (4v magrigals/Arcadelt)
1542
First Book of Madrigals
(modally ordered/Rore)
1540s
Note nere collections
1547
Dodekachordon (Glarean)
1550s
Choralis Constantinus (Isaac/Senfl)
1554
First Book of Masses (Palestrina)
Missa Ecce sacerdotus magnus
(strict c.f., Palestrina)
1555
L'antica musica (Vincentino)

Pope Marcellus Mass (Palestrina)
1558
Le institutioni harmoniche (Zarlino)
1570-92
Bardi's Camerata
1580s
Dialogo della musica (Galilei)
1585
G.Gabrieli's choruses for Oedipus Rex
1587
Missa Parodia (Paix-Ambros, 19th c.)
1590
Missa Sine Nomine (Palestrina)

Musica Transalpina

Balletti (Gastoldi)
1592
Madrigals Book II (Monteverdi)
1593
Madrigals for 3 v. (Morley)
1594
Madrigals for 4 v. (Morley)
incl. Now is the Month of Maying
1599
Fair Phyllis (Farmer)
1600
O Care Thou Wilt Dispatch Me
(chromatic, Weelkes)
1601
Triumphs of Oriana (Morley)
1602
Book of Ayres (Campion)
1611
Madrigals Book VI (Gesualdo) incl. 'Moro, lasso'

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