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[ Abelard | Hildegard v. Bingen | Léonin | Walter v. d. Vogelweide | Pérotin |  | Adam de la Halle | Vitry | Machaut |  | Landini | Power | Ciconia | Dunstaple | Du Fay | Binchois |  | Paumann | Ockeghem | Morton | Tinctoris | Busnoys | Isaac | Josquin | Finck | Hayne v. Ghizeghem | Agricola | Frye | Compère | Obrecht | la Rue | Mouton | Hofhaimer | Brumel | Fayrfax | Davy | Cornysh | P. de Escobar | Enzina | Cara | Peñalosa | Tromboncino | Verdelot | Janequin | Aston | Senfl | Festa | Taverner | Sermisy | Willaert | Gombert | J. Walter | Morales | Milán |  | Arcadelt | Tye | Tallis | Mudarra | Clemens non Papa | Manchicourt | Cabezón | Ortiz | Sheppard | Rore | Zarlino | Monte | Cavazzoni | Palestrina | Guerrero | Porta | Le Jeune | Lassus | A. Gabrieli | C. Merulo | Striggio | Wert | Byrd | G. Caccini | Victoria | Cavalieri | Vecchi | Marenzio | G. Gabrieli | Morley | Gesualdo | Sweelinck | Bull | Dowland | Monteverdi 1567-1612, 1513-1643 | Banchieri | S. Rossi | Prætorius | Wilbye | Ferrabosco | Weelkes | Gibbons | Frescobaldi | Schütz | Schein | F. Caccini | Scheidt | Jenkins | Merula | Buonamente | Marini | H. Lawes | L. Rossi |  | W. Lawes | Cavalli | Kittel | Carissimi | Froberger | Strozzi | Legrenzi | Cambert | Locke | Lully | Buxtehude | Bononcini, G.M. | Stradella | Charpentier | Biber | Blow | J.J. Walther | Muffat | J. Pachelbel | Corelli | Marais | de Lalande | Torelli | Purcell | A. Scarlatti | Fux | Campra | Fischer | Élisabeth-Claude Jacquet de la Guerre | Rebel | Montéclair | Lotti | F. Couperin | Bononcini, G. | Caldara | Albinoni | Keiser | Vivaldi | Zelenka | Mattheson | Telemann | Heinichen | Graupner | Rameau | J.G. Walther | J.S. Bach | D. Scarlatti | Händel | B. Marcello | Weiss | Geminiani | Boismortier | Tartini | Roman | Locatelli | Leclair | Quantz | Hasse |  | Sammartini | J.G. Graun | C.H. Graun | Galuppi | Pergolesi | W.F. Bach | Boyce | Gluck | C.P.E. Bach | J.W.A. Stamitz | L. Mozart | Soler | Haydn | Gossec | J.C. Bach | Ditters von Dittersdorf | Grétry | Boccherini | C. Stamitz | Salieri | Clementi | Viotti | W.A. Mozart | Beethoven | Reicha | Hummel | Giuliani | Spohr | Weber | Rossini ]
1079: Born in Le Pallet, in the Pays de Loire, western France.
ca. 1113-1117: Magister in dialectics at cathedral school, Notre Dame, Paris.
1118: Castrated for having an affair with his student, Heloise, and joined a monastery.
1130: The climax of Abelard’s musical and poetic works was made when he wrote the planctus.
1136: Resumed teaching near Paris (Mont Ste Genevieve).
1140: Abelard was condemned at the council of the Sens.
1106: Sent to live with Jutta von Spanheim, the sister of a count whom Hildegard's father served as a knight.
1112: Her vows were received by Bishop Otto of Bamberg on All Saints' Day. She was enclosed as an anchorite at 14 (lived in seclusion for religious reasons).
1136: She was named Prioress, leader of the nuns at her Benedictine monastery near Disibodenberg. (Under the authority of the abbot of St. Disibod).
1147: Pope Eugenis allowed her to record her "visions" (records later to become the Scivias).
1150: Began Physica and Causa et cure, a work on natural science and medicine.
1150: Resigned from role as Prioress of her Benedictine monastery near Disibodenberg.
1151: St. Rupert's monastery established by Hildegard, near Bingen.
1151: Ordo virtuem ("play of the virtues").
1151: Scivias (14 song texts) completed.
1158: Had secured complete financial independence from Disibodenberg.
ca. 1155-1200: Served as administrator of the collegiate church of St.Benoît, for Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris.
ca. 1163: Construction began on Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris.
ca. 1192: Probably ordained as a priest, as Cathedral documents then call him "magister Leonius presbyter". Possibly about the same time he became canon of Notre Dame.
1197: He began to write about his support of the Hohenstaufen Philip of Swabia cause, against the Guelfs.
12 November 1203: Walther von der Vogelweide's name is mentioned in a record of travelling expenses for the Bishop Passau, who bought a fur coat from Walther for five solidi (shillings), a substantial amount of money.
31 October 1291: Born possibly in Champagne (near Paris), France.
ca.1320: Ars nova.
1323: He was Canon of Soissons and Archbishop of Brie.
1351: Appointed Bishop of Meaux by Pope Clement VI. He held this position until his death.
1346-1350: In the service of Jean, Duke of Normandy.
1346: Took part in the siege of Aiguillon.
9 June 1361: Died at Meaux.
Before 1360: Francesco Landini appears to have been the pioneer in the realm of the polyphonic ballata. The ballata, that earlier is found scarcely in Florence, is two or more simultaneous melodic lines in a poetic Italian form.
1361: Organist at the monastery of Santa Trinità.
1365 until his death: Organist at San Lorenzo, Florence.
1379: Landini helped build the new organ in the church of the SS Annunziata. He also was their organ tuner.
1379: Was paid 9 solidi for writing five motets.
2 September 1397: Died in Florence ad was buried in San Lorenzo 4 September.
1413-1421: Associated with the household chapel of Thomas, Duke of Clarence.
1423: Became a member of the fraternity of Christ Church, Canterbury.
1438-1445: Served as the first Master of the Lady Chapel Choir at Canterbury.
1385: A Franco-Flemish composer, was a choir boy in Liège at the church of St. Jean l'Evangéliste.
1401: Provided a benefice of S. Biagio di Roncalea; also was appointed chaplainat Padua Cathedral.
1422: Dunstable possibly became a musician for the Duke of Bedford in France.
24 December 1453: Died and was buried at St. Stephen Walbrook, London.
1397: ?5 August: Born at Bersele [Beersel] near Brussels.
1409–1412: Choir boy at Cambrai Cathedral. Possibly taught by Richard Loqueville.
1418 (or earlier): Sub-deacon, Cambrai Cathedral.
1420-1426: In service of Malatesta rulers of Pesaro.
1421: Motet "Vasilissa ergo gaude" composed for wedding of Cleofe Malatesta (sister of Duke Carlo Malatesta).
1423: Ballade "Resvelliés vous"" composed for wedding of Carlo Malatesta.
1427: Missa sancti jacobi.
1428: Joined Papal choir as Papal Chaplain, Rome.
1431: "Ecclesie militantis" (motet).
1434: Appointed maistre de chapelle in service of Duke Amadeus VIII of Savoy. Meets Binchois.
1436: The motet, "Nuper Rosarum Flores," was performed for the dedication of Florence Cathedral, Santa Maria del Fiore.
1437: went to Ferrara as there is a payment notice on May 6 1437 referring to him in the Ferrarese court accounts. Where Michael Benintendis asked twenty ducats to be added to his own account in order to repay the money which he had given to “Guielmo de Fait, cantadore in capella del papa”on the instructions of the Marquis Niccolo III. 1439: Employed at Cambrai Cathedral, in service of Burgundian Duke Philip the Good.
1452: Returns to Savoy, as magister capellae for Duke Louis I.
1458: Returns to Cambrai Cathedral, as Canon. In this period, often visited in Cambrai by Ockeghem.
1455: Missa L'homme arme.
1460: Rondeau "En triumphant de cruel Dueil" possibly written to commemorate death of Binchois.
1463: "Ecce ancilla Domini".
ca. 1424: May have been in the service of William Pole, Earl of Suffolk.
ca. 1420s: In service at Burgundian Court.
1437: appointed cannon of St. Wanden at Mons.
ca. 1410: Born at Nürnberg; he was blind at birth.
1446-1450: He was organist at St. Sebaldus, Nürnberg.
1447: Appointed Nuremberg official town organist.
1450: Appointed court organist to Duke of Albrecht III of Bavaria, in Munich.
1452: Fundamentum organisandi.
24 Jan 1473: Died at München.
1443: Vicaire-chanteur at Antwerp.
1446: Was in the service of Charles I, Duke of Bourbon, in Moulins as a vicaires-chanteur.
1452 or earlier: Was in the service of Charles VII of France and was first among the singer-chaplains that was a non-priest.
1454 or earlier: Appointed premier chapelain of Charles VII's chapel.
1458 or earlier: Appointed prévôt de la Varenne at the collegiate church of St. Martin, Tours. Charles VII appointed Ockeghem treasurer of St. Martin.
1461: Composed Requiem for the funeral of Charles VII.
1463: Appointed a Canon at Notre Dame, Paris.
1465: Appointed Maître de la chapelle du chant at court of Louis XI, Paris.
1457-1471/2: Employed at the Burgundian court as a clerc.
1471/2-1475/6: Promoted to the position of chappelain at the Burgundian court.
1466/7: Chantre in the service of Charles, count of Charolais (Charles the Bold of Burgundy).
1474-75: Was at the siege of Neuss as a member of the Chapel of Charles the Bold.
1478: After the death of Charles the Bold (at the Battle of Nancy, 1677), in he was in the service of Maximilian of Austria and Mary of Burgundy (Charles the Bold's daughter).
1503: Canti cento cinquanta (Venice: Petucci).
1460: Petit vicaire at Cambrai Cathedral.
1462: Graduated from Université d'Orléans.
Late 1460s: Master of the choristers, Chartres Cathedral.
Early 1470s: In Naples in the service of King Ferrante I.
1470s: Wrote Proportionale musices.
ca. 1472: Became court tutor for music at court of King Ferdinand I of Naples.
ca. 1472-75: Complied the dictionary Terminorum musicae diffinitorium.
1475: In the service of Ferdinand of Aragon, King of Naples.
1480s: Wrote De inventione et usu musice.
ca. 1481–83: portions of De inventione et usu musice, were printed (Naples).
1487: Traveled to northern France and the Austrian Netherlands in an effort to gather singers for the chapel at Naples.
1495: Published Terminorum musicae diffinitorium (Treviso).
ca. 1450: Born in Brabant.
1485–ca. 1493: In service of Medici in Florence.
1492: Visited Rome.
1496: Entered service of Maximilian I in Vienna.
1497: Appointed court composer to Maximilian I.
1514: Provided with an appointment at Florence Cathedral, where he remained until his death.
26 March 1517: Died in Florence.
1550: Choralis Constantinus, I (Nürnberg)
1459–1472: Singer at Milan Cathedral.
1474: In service of Duke of Milan.
1479: Granted a travel pass from the Ducal Chapel in Milan for a three-month votive pilgrimage to St. Anthony of Vienne.
before 1484: In the service of Cardinal Ascanio Sforza, who later took him to Rome.
1486: In papal choir.
1489: Receives a Papal Grant a canonry by St. Omer in the diocese of Therouanne.
1494: Last year Josquin’s name appears in papal choir records.
1497 or later: "Nymphes des bois" (lyrics by Jean Molinet), a lament on the death of Ockeghem.
1501: Petrucci publishes Odhecaton in Venice. It included works by Josquin.
1502: "Victimae paschali laudes".
1492: Visited Budapest, Vienna and Torgau, apparently seeking employment.
1510: Appointed Singemeister at Stuttgart.
1519: Became composer for the Salzburg Cathedral chapter.
9 June 1527: Heinrich Finck died in Vienna.
January-December, 1467/8: Was a singer and valet de chambre at the court of Burgundy.
1445/46: Born in Ghent.
1475: Employed as petit vicaire at Cambrai Cathedral.
August 1500: Appointed to the position of Chaplain at the Court of Phillip I, Burgundy.
1506: Alexander Agricola accompanied his employer Philip, Duke of Austria to Castile, Spain.
1456/7: An individual named Walter Frye was a member of the London Guild of St. Nicholas, a guild of Parish Clerks. This likely was the composer.
ca.1445: Born in Hainaut.
1474: In service of Duke of Milan.
1486: He was a court singer for Charles VIII of France.
1494-1495: Travelled with Charles VIII during the unsuccessful French invasion of Italy. During January 1495, he would have been with the French army in Rome.
1500-1503/4: Served as provost, church of St. Pierre, Douai.
16 August 1518: Died in St. Quentin.
ca. 1452: Born possibly at Tournai.
1516: Settled in Kortrijk, a city 57.48 km west of Brussels.
1518: Died in Kortrijk.
1477: He became a singer and a teacher of religion in Nesle at the collegiate church of Notre-Dame.
1501: Became director of music in the collegiate church of St André in Grenoble.
1514: Became a chapel singer to Louis XII and then François I.
1515: Missarum liber primus.
1478: Entered the court of Duke Sigmund of Tyrol.
1480: Appointed organist at Innsbruck.
1483: Appointed to a singing position at Notre Dame, Chartres.
1486-1492: Master of the Innocents, St Pierre, Geneva.
1498: Became master of the boys at Notre Dame, Paris.
1506: Appointed maestro di cappella, Ferrara.
1516: his most famous work, Missa de beata virgine, was published in Antico, Andrea's Liber quindecim missarum, which contained other masses by several composers, including Josquin, Févin, and Mouton.
ca.1497: Gentleman of the Chapel Royal.
1501: Received a Bachelor of Music from Cambridge University.
1504: Received a Doctor of Music from Cambridge University.
1511: Received Doctor of Music from Oxford, possibly the earliest recorded music doctorate offered by the University.
1514: appointed a Knight of the King's Alms of Windsor.
ca. 1483: Became a student at Magdalen College, Oxford.
1490-91: Davy was an organist and choir master at Magdalen college, positions he shared with William Bernard.
1494: Possibly he, or another Richard Davy, became a vicar-choral at Exeter Cathedral.
1497-ca. 1507: The same Richard Davy at Exeter Cathedral became a priest.
1495 or earlier: Gentlemen of the Chapel Royal.
1504: He was imprisoned in the Fleet.
1509: Became Master of the Children of the Chapel Royal.
1520: Participated in the famous ceremonies at the Field of the Cloth of Gold as supervisor of members of the Chapel Royal.
1489-1499: Singer in chapel choir at court of Isabella I of Spain.
1507-1514: Maestro di cappella, Seville Cathedral.
1469: Born in Salamanca (Spain).
1492 or 1495: Entered service of the Duke of Alba.
January 11 1513: Encina's play, Placida y Vitoriano, was performed at the house of a Valician Cardinal, Rome.
1494 (or earlier): In the service of the Court of Mantua.
11 May 1498: Appointed to Aragonese royal chapel.
1516: He left the Spanish court and returned to the Seville Cathedral where he assumed administrative duties for a short period of time before becoming a member of the papal choir in 1517.
1517: Served as a member of the papal choir (Rome).
1521: He returned to Seville where he remained until his death.
1487-1495: Was in the service of the Mantuan court.
1499: Murdered his wife Antonia and her lover. He suffered no consequences, possibly due to his talent.
1501: Fled from Mantua.
1502: At the wedding of Lucrezia Borgia and Alfonso I d'Este, he sang in a performance of intermedi of two comedies Asinaria and Casina by Plautus. 1505-1513: Employed by Lucrezia Borgia, Ferrara.
1522-1527 or earlier: Maestro di cappella at the baptistry of S Maria del Fiore, Florence.
1523-1527: Maestro di cappella at Florence Cathedral.
4 December 1523-16 January 1524: Visited Rome as part group of three musicians who travelled with Giulio de’ Medici, who had been elected Pope (Clement VII).
1530/35: Del primo libro de madrigali...(?Venice: ?Ottaviano Scoto).
1523: Janequin entered the service of Jean de Foix, Bishop of Bordeaux.
1534-1537: Maître de chapelle, Angers Cathedral.
1549: Settled in Paris permanently, initially as student at the university, then as chapelain and musician for the Duke de Guise. He later became chantre ordinaire du roi and later compositeur ordinaire du roi.
1510: Received a Bachelor of Music from Oxford University.
1525-1548: Served as magister choristarum (master of the choristers) at St. Mary Newarke Hospital and College, Leicester.
1548: On the dissolution of the monastery, he was granted an annual pension until his death.
November 1558: Died at Leicester.
1546: Entered the Hofkapelle of Emperor Maximilian I as a choir boy, probably initially in Augsburg, and then in Vienna.
1500-1504: Probably in Vienna, studying for the Priesthood.
1504 or earlier-1512 or later: Member of the Hofkapelle of Emperor Maximilian I. Served as assistant to Isaac, who was court composer.
1504: Was in Zürich for a short time.
1507-1508/09: In Konstanz with the Hofkapelle.
1513: Court composer, Vienna.
1510-1517: In the service of the d'Avalos family, Ischia, in the bay of Naples.
1517: Entered the Papal Choir.
10 April 1545: Died in Rome.
1596: Te Deum was first published.
1514: Admitted into the fraternity of St. Nicholas (a guild of London parish clerks).
1524: Appointed Master of Choristers of the Collegiate Church at Tatershall.
1526: Cardinal College in Oxford was officially opened. Taverner was appointed the first instructor of choristers.
1528: Imprisoned for heresy.
1530: Left Cardinal College and became a lay clerk at the parish of St. Botolph in Boston (Lincs).
1534: Left St. Botolph.
1537: Taverner became an elected member of the Guild of Corpus Christi in Boston (Lincs), and retired from full-time employment in church music.
1538: Entrusted with the demolition and burning of the rood screen from St. Botolph, Boston (Lincs).
1541: Served as one of two treasurers of the Guild of Corpus Christi.
1545: Selected as one of 12 aldermen in Boston (Lincs).
1508: Sermisy possibly was a choirboy at the palace chapel of the French Court, the Sainte Chapelle, Paris, and in the late fall of the same year he left the choir.
1533: Became sous-maître of the Sainte Chapelle. 1543-1545 he shared the position with Jean-Loys Hérault and 1547-1553 with Guillaume Belin and Hilaire Rousseau.
ca. 1490: Born in Bruges or Roulaers.
1515: In Italy, in service of Cardinal Ippolito d'Este.
1527: Became maestro di cappella, San Marco, Venice.
1536: Liber quinque missarum (Venice: Francesco Marcolini da Forlí), a collection of five masses, Willaert's first publication, .
1539: First publication of motets.
1542: Visited Flanders.
1542: Hymnorum musica secundum ordinem romanae ecclesiae (Venice), containing 24 hymns.
1559: Musica nova [contains music composed before 1550].
1562 (early December ): Died in Venice
1526: Appointed singer in the chapel of Emperor Charles V.
1529: Appointed maître des enfants in the chapel of Emperor Charles V.
1539: Musica quatuor vocum (vulgo motecta nuncupatur), lyris maioribus, ac tibijs imparibus accomodata. liber primus (Venice: Girolamo Scotto).
1539: Musica...(vulgo motecta quinque vocum nuncupata) in qua facile comperies quantum in hac arte, inventione alijs omnibus praevaleat. liber primus (Venice: Girolamo Scotto).
1541: Motectorum...liber secundus, quatuor vocum (Venice: Girolamo Scotto).
1541: Motectorum quinque vocum...liber secundus (Venice: Girolamo Scotto).
1521-1526: Bass singer in the Hofkapelle of the Elector of Saxony, Friedrich III ("Frederick the Wise").
1524: Geystliches gesangk Buchleyn.
1526: Settled in Torgau to be Kantor of the school.
1542: Composed 26 "fugae" in all eight Psalm tones, for three instruments, cornets among them. The MS source, Leipzig, Universitätsbibliothek der Karl-Marx-Universität, Thomaskirche 50, is dated 1542.
1548: Director of the Dresden Kapelle in the Saxon court.
1557: Magnificat octo tonorum.
ca. 1500: Born in Seville.
1526: Became maestro de capilla of Avila Cathedral.
1535: Joined the Papal Choir.
1540: He received a long leave of absence from the Papal Choir, when he visited Spain.
1545: Appointed maestro de capilla, Toledo Cathedral (until 1547).
1551: Appointed maestro de capilla, Málaga, where he stayed until his death.
1553: Applied for the maestro de capilla position at Toledo Cathedral.
1553 (September/October): Died in Malaga.
1536: Libro de musica de vihuela de mano intitulado El maestro (Valencia).
1561: El Cortesano (Valencia).
1539: Il primo libro di madrigali (a4) (Venice).
1539: Il secundo libro di madrigali (a4) (Venice: Scotto).
1539: May have been master of the boys at St Peters, Rome.
1540-1551: Member of the Cappella Sistina.
1536: Earned Bachelor of Music at Cambridge University.
1541/43: Appointed to the position of Magister choristarum, Ely Cathedral.
1545: Received Doctorate of Music from Cambridge University.
1553: Published his English metrical translation of The Actes of the Apostles.
1560: Became a Deacon, then a Priest at Ely Cathedral.
1561: Resigned position at Ely Cathedral.
1532: Tallis received his job as an organist at Dover Priory (a monastery).
1537-38: He left Dover Priory and is employed (as either a singer or organist) at the Parish Church of St. Mary-at-Hill in Billingstate (London).
1538-1540: Served as choir master, Lady Chapel, Walthem Abbey, Essex. (The abbey was dissolved, 23 March 1540, the last monastic institution to be closed by Henry VIII.)
1541-1542: Lay clerk, as a singer in the cathedral choir, Canterbury Cathedral.
1543: Joined the Chapel Royal.
1560: The Lamentations of Jeremiah.
1575: Elizabeth I gave William Byrd and Tallis the patent for exclusive rights to the printing of all music and msic paper in England, effective for twenth-one years.
1546: Became canon of Seville Cathedral.
1546: Tres libros de Música en cifras para vihuela (Seville).
1568: Became major-domo of Seville Cathedral.
March 1544-June 1545: Employed at Bruges Cathedral.
1545: Clemens moved to Antwerp; there he worked with the printer Susato.
1555-80: Pierre Phalèse (i) and Pierre Phalèse (ii) at Leuven published ten masses by Clemens non Papa, for four (4), five (5), and six (1) voices.
1556-57: Tylmann Susato at Antwerp may have published music by Clemens non Papa, including several motets, as well as four volumes of Souterliedekens, which are psalms set to common Netherland melodies, but this is doubtful.
1525: Choirboy at Arras Cathedral.
1539: Became the director of the choir at Tours Cathedral.
1526: Appointed organist to the court of Charles V and Empress Isabella.
1548-1551: Employed as Prince Philip’s music teacher, he accompanied him on his travels to the Netherlands, Italy and Germany.
1554: Accompanied Prince Philip to London, England.
1578: His son Hernando published most of his works in Obraa de musica para telca, arpa y vihuela (Madrid, 1578).
1553: Trattado de glosas sobre clausulas y otros generos de puntos en la musica de violones (Rome).
1558: Became maestro de capilla of the vice regal chapel of of the Duke of Alba, Naples.
1565: Published Musices liber primus hymnos, Magnificas, Salves, motecta, psalmos (Venice).
1542/43: Became Informator choristarum at Magdalen College, Oxford.
1542: I madrigali (second, enlarged edition, 1544: Il primo libro di madrigali cromatici a cinque voci...).
1547: Appointed maestro di cappella at Ferrara.
1563: Appointed maestro di cappella of San Marco, Venice.
1566: Il quinto libro di madrigali a cinque voci... (Venetia: Appresso Li Figliuoli di Antonio Gardano).
ca. 1523–1530: Early education with the Francisicans.
1532, 14 April: Received the first tonsure (religious promotion).
1536: Worked as a singer at Chioggia Cathedral.
1537, 3 April: Received minor orders.
1536: Singer at Chioggia Cathedral.
1539, 22 April: Appointed Deacon.
1539-1540: Organist at Chioggia Cathedral.
1540 or earlier: Ordained.
1541: Trained with Willaert in Venice.
1558: Le istitutioni harmoniche.
1565: Appointed maestro di cappela of San Marco, Venice (on death of C. de Rore).
1565: Became a chaplain of San Severo.
1541: Became instructor of music at the Pinelli household in Naples.
1548-1556: Was a singer at Cambrai Cathedral, though with frequent absences.
1554: Madrigali...libro primo (Rome).
1554: He moved to Antwerp.
1554-5: Member of the chapel of Philip II of Spain, in England.
1555: Became a member of the chapel of Philip II of Spain.
1568: Appointed Kapellmeister at the Habsburg court in Vienna.
1572: Monte was appointed treasurer of Notre Dame Cathedral, Cambrai, although he continued to serve at the court of Maximilian II.
1565 or earlier: Became Organist at S. Barbara in Mantua.
1542/43: Intavolatura cioe recercari, canzoni, himni, magnificati...libro primo (Venice).
1537: First trained in music as choirboy at Santa Maria Maggiore.
1544: Became organist and singer in Palestrina.
1551: Appointed Maestro of the Chapel Giulia, St. Peter's, Rome. (The Chapel Giulia was the musical establishment of St. Peter's.)
1554: First Masses published.
1555: Madrigali, libro primo (Rome).
1555: Julius III appointed Palestrina to the Pontificial Choir, Cappella Sistina.
1555: Maestro di cappella, church of St. John Lateran, Rome.
1556: Appointed director of music at villa of Cardinal Ippolito.
1560/1567/1569: Missarum liber secundus (Rome).
1561: Palestrina appointed maestro di cappela of S. Maria Maggiore, Rome.
1570: Missarum liber tertius (Romae).
1571: Reappointed maestro of the Chapella Giulia, St. Peter's, replacing Animuccia, where he remained until his death.
1572: Mottettorum liber secundus, 5, 6, 8 voices (Venice).
1575: Motettorum liber tertius, 5, 6, 8 voices (Venice).
1584: Motettorum liber quartus.
1584: Motettorum liber quartus ex Canticis canticorum (the Songs of Solomon) (Rome).
1586: Madrigali, libro secondo (Venice).
1589: Hymni totius anni secundum Sanctae Romanae Ecclesiae consuetudinem, necnon hymni religionum, 4 voices (Rome).
1592: He was honoured by the dedication to him of a collection of Vesper Psalms by a group of North Italian musicians, edited by G.M. Asola. The composers included Asola, Baccusi, Croce, Gastoldi, Pietro Ponzio, Constanzo Porta.
1593: Offertoria totius anni secundum Sanctae Romanae Ecclesiae consuetudinem, 5 voices (Rome).
October 1528: Born in Seville.
1542: Member of Seville Cathedral choir.
1546-1549: Maestro de capilla at Jaén Cathedral.
1549: Became cantor at Seville Cathedral.
1566: Published the five-part motet, "Ave virgo sanctissima". 1584: Liber vesperarum (Rome).
1588: Went to the Holy Land (visiting Zante, Jaffa, Jerusalem, Bethlehem and Damascus). Apparently, he wished to perform his sacred music where Christianity had been born. He kept a diary entitled El Vaije de Jerusalem (original published 1590) which later was printed in over ten editions between 1600 and 1700.
1589: Canciones y villanescas espirituales (Venice).
8 November 1599: Died in Seville.
1552: Became maestro di cappela of Osimo Cathedral.
1565: Appointed maestro di cappela of Cappella S. Antonio ("Il Santo"), Padua.
1565: Composed Missa Ducalis for the Pentecostal celebrations of the Franciscan General Chapter, Florence. There met the Duke, Cosimo I de' Medici.
1566: Musica introitus missarum...in solemnitatibus omnium sanctorum.
1567: Giulio della Rovere, Archbishop of Ravenna, appointed Porta maestro di cappela of Ravenna Cathedral.
1575: Giulio della Rovere appointed Porta maestro di cappela of Loreto Cathedral, Santa Casa.
1564: Dix pseaumes de David...en forme de motets avec un dialogue (Paris).
1585: Composed Quelle eau a very chromatic piece based on his idea of the Greek chromatic tetrachord (a descending minor third followed by two minor seconds).
1608: Airs à III. IIII. V. et VI. parties (Paris: Pierre Ballard), including some items reissued from publications of his works of 1594 and 1603.
1612: Pierre Ballard published Second liure des Meslanges à 4-10 (Paris), a collection of various vocal pieces in Italian and 2 instrumental fantasias.
1544: During the summer of 1544 Lassus entered the service of Ferrante Gonzaga, who was then in the Netherlands.
1549: Early in this year he moved to Naples and was working for Constantino Castrioto. In Naples he lived in the household of G.B. d'Azzia della Terzaearly.
1549: While in Naples, hge may have composed the Villanescas printed in Antwerp in 1555.
1553: Appointed maestro di cappella at San Giovanni, Laterano.
1555: Il primo libro di madrigali (Venice).
1556: Received position at Chapel of Duke Albrecht V, Munich.
1557: Secondo libro delle muse, madrigali...con una canzone del Petrarca(Rome).
1558: Married Regina Wäckinger.
1562: Sacrae cantiones (Nuremberg).
1563: Il terzo libro di madrigali (Rome).
1563/67: Appointed maestro di capella of the ducal court chapel, Munich.
1565: Sacrae lectiones novem ex propheta Iob, in officiis defunctorum cantari solitae (Venice).
1567: Libro quarto de madrigali a cinque voci, da lui nouamente in Germania composti...(Venetia: Appresso di Antonio Gardano).
1571: "Si bona suscepimus", five-voice motet.
1554: First publicationj of madrigals.
1565: Sacrae cantiones (vulgo motecta appellatae) ... liber Primus, a 5 voices (Venezia: Antonio Gardano).
1574: "Ecco Vinegia bella" written for the arrival of King Henry III of France.
1574: Il primo libro de madrigali a sei voci.
1566: Appointed organist at San Marco, Venice.
1566: Il primo libro di madrigali a cinque voci, Venezia: Antonio Gardano [First book of madrigals for 5 voices].
1570: Il secondo libro de madrigali a cinque voci, insieme doi a sei et uno dialogo a otto, Venezia: Antonio Gardano.
1575: Libro primo di madrigali a tre voci, Venezia: Antonio Gardano.
1580: Il secondo libro de madrigali a sei voci.
1585: Composes music for the performance of Sophocles' Oedipus tyrannus at the theatre of the Accademica Olimpica, Venice. Andrea Palladio designed the newly completed theatre.
1589: Il terzo libro di madrigali a cinque voci, con alcuni di Giovanni Gabrieli, Venezia: Angelo Gardano [Third book of madrigals for 5 voices].
8 April 1533: Born in Correggio.
1556: Appointed organist at the Brescia Cathedral.
1557: Replaced Girolama Parabosco at San Marco, Venice.
1559: Obtained position at the court of Cosimo I de’ Medici, Duke of Florence.
1560s: Established as composer at the Medici court of Florence.
1567: Published Il cicalamento delle donne al bucato (Venice), a book of chansons in the style of Janequin.
29 February 1592: Died in Mantua.
1563: Appointed maestro di cappela at the court of the Spanish Governor, Milan.
1565: Appointed maestro di cappela of S. Barbara (Ducal Chapel), Mantua.
Born in London. Possibly trained at the Chapel Royal.
1562: Sermone blando, BE 17/23.
1563: Became Organist and Master of Choristers at Lincoln Cathedral.
14 September 1568: Married Julian Birley at St. Margaret's Church, Lincoln.
1572: Was sworn in as a Gentleman of the Chapel Royal.
1564: Went to Florence and found employement as a singer & lutenist at the court of the Grand Duke of Tuscany.
1579: Performed at a tournament celebrating the wedding of Duke Francesco I de Medici and Bianca Cappello.
1600: (with Peri and Rinuccini) Euridice, Florence, for marriage of Henry IV of France and Maria de' Medici.
1600: Il Rapimento di Cefalo.
1602: Le nuove musiche, Florence [dated 1601].
1604: Travelled to Paris to visit the court of Henry IV and his queen, Maria de' Medici.
1609: Sigismondo d'India reports in the preface of his Musiche... that his songs were performed at Caccini's house during rehersals for celebrations in 1608.
1548: Born in Avila, Spain.
1565: After voice broke, travelled to Rome to enter the Collegio Germanico to begin studies for the clergy.
1561: Became an instructor of plainsong at the Collegio Germanico.
1569: Appointed cantor and organist at S. Maria di Monserrato, Rome. Remains there until 1573 or later.
ca. 1571: Possibly studied with Palestrina.
1572: Motecta...(Venice), a collection of 33 motets, including the well-known "O magnum mysterium" and "O vos omnes".
28 August 1575: Ordained a priest. Served briefly as maestro di capella at Collegio Germanico.
1578: Appointed chaplain at San Girolamo della Carità.
1583: Published Missarum libri duo quæ partim quarternis, pertim quinis, partim senis, concinuntur vocibus...(Romæ: Typographica Dominici Basæ), collection of Masses, including the parody mass O quam gloriosum.
1578: Served as organist of the Oratorio del Santissimo Crocifisso in Rome.
1588: Went to Florence where he was Inspector General of Arts and Artists at the Tuscan Court.
1600: Rappresentatione di Anima et di Corpo (Rome).
1586: Appointed canon, Corregio Cathedral.
1593: He returned to his birthplace in Modena, Italy and was appointed maestro di cappella at the Cathedral.
1594: L’Amfiparnaso, first performance.
1594: L’Amfiparnaso, comedia harmonica published (Venice).
1598: Appointed maestro di corte at the court of Duke Cesare d’Este, Modena.
1574: He entered the service of Cardinal Cristofor Madruzza in Rome.
1577: Giovanni Battista Mosto, Il primo fiore della Ghirlanda Musicale (Venice) included music by Marenzio.
1578-1586: Was in the service of Cardinal Luigi d'Este, Rome.
1580: Il primo libro de madrigali (Venice).
1575: Employed at court of Duke Albrecht V, Munich (where he studied with Lassus).
1579: Returns to Venice after death of Albrecht V.
1585: Appointed organist at the Scuola Grande di San Rocco.
1586: Appointed organist (along with Andrea Gabrieli) at the San Marco, Venice.
1597: Sacrae symphoniae (Venice).
1589: Published six madrigals in Andrea Gabrieli's Third Book of Madrigals.
1612: Dies from a kidney stone.
1615: Symphoniae sacrae...liber secundus.
1615: Canzoni et sonate.
1560: Born in Gesualdo (east of Naples), into a family of nobility.
1586: Married his cousin, Maria d'Avalos, daughter of the Marquis of Pescara, twice-widowed.
1586: Published a collection of instrumental ricercars.
1590: Murdered Maria d'Avalos and her lover, Fabrizio Carafa, the Duke of Andria, after discovering them together, as well as her second child.
1593: Travelled to Ferrara, where he arrived in 1594, to marry Leonora d’Este, niece of Duke Alfonso II. While in Ferrara (until 1596) he was occupied mainly with music. On his journey to Ferrara, 19 December 1593, Gesualdo met Cavalieri in Rome.
1594: First book of five-part Madrigals printed in Ferrara by Vittorio Baldini.
1594: Second book of five-part Madrigals printed in Ferrara by Vittorio Baldini.
1595: Third book of five-part Madrigals printed in Ferrara by Vittorio Baldini.
1596: Fourth book of five-part Madrigals printed in Ferrara by Vittorio Baldini.
1600: Death of his son, Don Emmanuele Alfonsino.
1603: Sacrarum cantionum liber primus (Naples: Vitali).
1603: Sacrae cantionum quarum una Seplem Vocibus, Caetere sex vocibus; Liber Primus (Naples: Vitali).
1603: Sacrae cantionum quinque vocibus; Liber Primus (Naples: Vitali).
1611: Responsoria et alia ad Officium Hebdomadae Sanctae Spectantia (Naples: Carlino).
1613: ...Sei libri de'madrigali a cinqve voci...(Genoa).
8 September 1613: Died in Gesualdo; buried in Gesù Nuovo church, Naples.
(May possibly) 1562: Born in Deventer, the Netherlands.
1580 or earlier: He was appointed organist of the Oude Kerk, Amsterdam, with the salary of 100 florins. (The church documents from 1577-1580 are lost.)
1604: Premier livre des pseaumes de David, mis en musique...seconde edition.
1613: Livre second des pseaumes de David, nouvellement mis en musique (Amsterdam).
1614: Livre troisieme des pseaumes de David, nouvellement mis en musique (Amsterdam).
1621: Livre quatriesme et conclusionnal des pseaumes de David, nouvellement (Haarlem).
16 October 1621: Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck died in Amsterdam.
1582: Bull was appointed Organist at Hereford Cathedral.
1583: Appointed Master of the (Choristers) Children at Hereford Cathedral, where he succeeded the organist Thomas Mason.
1586: Graduated from Oxford with a Mus.B.
1586: Sworn in as a gentleman of the chapel Royal.
1589: He received his doctorate in Music from Cambridge.
6 March 1597: Appointed first Public Reader in Music at Gresham College.
1601: Bull went abroad, possibly for health reasons.
1612–13: William Byrd, Bull, and Orlando Gibbons, Parthenia, with seven pieces by Bull.
1613: Charged with adultery and left England.
1617: Appointed organist at Antwerp Cathedral.
ca. 1579: In service of Sir Henry Cobham, English Ambassador to France. Was still in Paris in 1584. While in Paris converted to Roman Catholicism.
8 July 1588: Received his Bachelor of Music at Oxford.
1592: Entertainment at Sudeley Castle for Elizabeth I, included one song by Dowland, "My heart and tongue were twins". Dowland played lute at the Entertainment.
1594: Went to Germany where he was employed by the Duke of Braunschweig at Wolfenbüttel.
1597: The First Booke of Songes or Ayres...(London: Peter Short; corrected editions 1600, 1603, 1606, 1613).
1598: Hired as lutenist for King Christian IV of Denmark.
1587: Became a novice of the Olivetan order of Benedictine monks.
1592: At the monastery of SS Bartolomeo e Ponziano, Lucca.
1598: Published La pazzia senile: ragionamenti vaghi, et dilettevoli...libro II... (Venice).
1600-1604: Organist at Santa Maria in Regola di Imola.
1609: Settled at S. Michele, Bosco, where he stayed until the last year of his life.
1609: Conclusioni nel suono dell'organo.
1589: Il primo libro delle canzonette, his first published work.
1606: A ducal decree (of Duke Vincenzo Gonzaga) exempted Rossi from wearing a yellow badge required of Jews in Mantua.
1607: Il primo libro delle sinfonie e gagliarde... .
1608: Il secondo libro delle sinfonie e gagliarde... .
1614: Il Primo libro de madrigali (a 4).
1622: Il Quinto Libro de Madrigali (a 5).
1622-23: Hashirim asher lish'lomo (Venice).
1628: Madrigaletti (a 2).
1607: Musarum Sioniar: Motectae et psalmi latini... (Noribergæ: Abrahammus Wagenmannus).
1611: Missodia Sionia continens cantiones sacras... (Wolferbyti: In Officina Typographica Principali Brunsuicensi. Sumtibus Autoris).
1611: Eulogodia Sionia continens cantiones sacras in ecclesia conclusionis loco ad dismissionem usitatas... (Wolferbyti: In Officina Typographica Principali Brunsuicens: Sumtibus Autoris).
1612: Terpsichore, musarum aoniarum quinta.
1613: Urania oder Urano-Chorodia... (Wolffenbüttel: Gedruckt in Fürstlicher Druckerey. In Verlegung des Autoris).
1614-15: Syntagma musicum tomus primus: Musicae artis analecta (Wittenberg and Wolfenbüttel; Vol. II 1618, Vol. III 1618).
1588: Musica Transalpina (London: Nicholas Young), a collection of Italian Madrigals translated into English ("Englished") had much influence on English composers, including Wilbye.
1598 or earlier: In the service of the Kyston family at Henegrave Hall, just outside Bury St. Edmunds. Lady Elizabeth Kyston was a member of the Corwallis family who lived at Brome Hall near Diss and it may have been Wilbye's connections with the Cornwallis family that influenced his move to Henegrave Hall.
1598: Dedicated his first set of madrigals to Sir Charles Cavendish, Bess of Hardwick's third son, and the husband of the oldest Cornwallis girl. Wilbye dedicated his first set of madrigals to Sir z` Cavendish because of his, "excellent skill in music and great love and favor of music."
1598 to 1628: Lived and worked for the Kyson Family at Hengrave Hall for 30 years.
1600: Wilbye and Edward Johnson were involved with the publication of Downland's Second Book of Songs. Johnson also was employed at Hengrave Hall, as early as 1572.
1601: Wilbye's madrigal, "The lady Oriana" was published in The Triumphes of Oriana, compiled by Thomas Morley (London: Thomas Este, the assigne of Thomas Morley).
1609: The Second Set of Madrigales to 3. 4. 5. and 6. parts, apt both for Voyals and Voyces...(London: Tho. Este alias Snodham, for Iohn Browne), dedicated to Lady Arabella Stuart, Sir Charles Cavendish's niece.
ca. 1612: Wilbye's instrumental arrangement of John Dowland's dance, "The Frogge [Galliard]" appeared in "Clement Matchett'sVirginal Book".
1613: Was granted a lease to a highly profitable sheep farm.
1614: Leighton, The Teares of Lamentacions of a Sorrowfull Soule...(London: William Stansby), included two pieces by Wilbye, the anthems "I am quite tired" and "O God, the rocke of my whole strength".
10 September 1638: Wrote his will.
ca. 1575: Born in Greenwich.
1592: Queen Elizabeth appointed Ferrabosco musitian for the violles. This was his first professional position.
1604: Appointed teacher to Henry, Prince of Wales.
1604/05: Composed music for Ben Jonson, The Masque of Blackness.
1605/06: Composed music for Ben Jonson, The Masque of Hymen (Hymenaei, or, The Solemnities of Mask and Barriers ).
1607/08: Composed music for Ben Jonson, The Masque of Beauty.
1607/08: Composed music for Ben Jonson, The Masque...at the Lord Haddington's Marriage... (The Hue and Cry after Cupid).
1608/09: Composed music for Ben Jonson, The Masque of Queens.
1626: Appointed Composer of the King's Music.
1597: Madrigals to 3. 4. 5. & 6. voyces... (London: Thomas Este).
1598: Balletts and Madrigals to Fiue Voyces with one to 6. voyces: newly published... (London: Thomas Este).
1598: Weelkes appointed organist of Winchester college.
1601: Weelkes contributed the madrigal, "As Vesta was from Latmos hill descending", to The Triumphes of Oriana, compiled by Thomas Morley (London: Thomas Este, the assigne of Thomas Morley).
1603: Weelkes was awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree in music from New College, Oxford.
1603: Married Elizabeth Sandham.
1583, 25 December: Baptised at St. Martin's, Oxford.
1596: Gibbons became chorister at King's College, Cambridge.
1605: Became organist of the Chapel Royal.
1606: Received a Bachelor of Music degree from Cambridge University.
1606: Gibbons married Elizabeth Patton.
1612: The First Set of Madrigals and Mottets of 5. Parts..., London.
1612–13: William Byrd, John Bull, and Gibbons, Parthenia. 1619: Appointed as harpsichordist to the King's privy chamber.
1923: Appointed organist of Westminster Abbey.
1604: Organist at Rome's Accademia di Santa Cecilia.
1607–1608: Organist at St. Peter's, Rome.
1608: Madrigali (Antwerp: Phalèse).
1608: Fantasie (Milan).
1615: Recercari, et canzoni franzese fatte sopra diversi oblighi in partitvra (Rome).
1615: Toccate e partite d'intavolatura di cimbalo...libro primo (Rome: Nicolo Borboni).
1624: Il primo libro di capricci fatti sopra diversi soggetti et arie in partitura (Rome).
1627: Il secondo libro di toccate, canzone, versi d'hinni, Magnificat, gagliarde, correnti et altre partite d'intavolatura di cembalo et organo (Rome).
1627: Liber secundus diversarum modulationum singulis, binis, ternis, quaternisque vocibus (Rome: Andrea Fei).
1608: Attended the University of Margburg.
1609: Studied with Giovanni Gabrieli in Venice.
1611: Primo libro de madrigali [Op. 1] (Venice) SWV 1-19.
1615: Employed at court of the Elector of Saxony.
1617: Kapellmeister at court of the Elector of Saxony.
1619: Psalmen Davids sampt etlichen Moteten und Concerten [Op. 2] (Dresden) SWV 22-47.
1620: Syncharma musicum (Breslau), SWV 49 [only known copy now lost].
1623: Historia der frölichen und siegreichen Aufferstehung unsers einigen Erlösers und Seligmachers Jesu Christi [Op.3] (Dresden) SWV 50.
1625: Cantiones sacrae [Op. 4] (Freiberg), SWV 53-93.
1625: De vitae fugacitate (Freiberg), SWV 94.
1629: Symphoniae sacrae I [Op. 6] (Venice) SWV 257-276.
1636: Musikalische Exequien [Op.7] (Dresden) SWV 279-281.
1636: Erster Theil kleiner geistlichen Concerten [op.8] (Leipzig) SWV 282-305.
1647: Symphoniae sacrae II, Op. 10 (Dresden) SWV 341-367.
1648: Musicalia ad chorum sacrum, das ist: Geistliche Chor-Music I, Op. 11 (Dresden) SWV 369-397.
1650: Symphoniae sacrae III, Op. 12 (Dresden) SWV 398-418.
1657: Zwölff geistliche Gesänge, Op. 13 (Dresden) SWV420–431.
1657: Canticum B. Simeonis (Dresden) SWV 432-433.
1593-1599: Schein moved to Dresden with his family. There he became a chorister in the Hofkapelle of the Elector of Saxony.
1603-1607: Studied at Schulpforta; an electoral school near Naumburg.
1609: Venus-Kräntzlein...(Wittemberg: In verlegung Thom. Schürers...Gedrückt durch Johan Gorman).
1613: Schein entered the service of Gottfried von Wolffersdorff, at Weissenfels, as music director and tutor of his children.
1615: Became Kapellmeister at the court of Duke Johann Ernst the Younger, Weimar.
1615: Cymbalum Sionium sive Cantiones sacrae... (Lipsiæ [Leipzig]: Sumtibus Abrahami Lambergi).
1616: Married Sidonia Hösel.
1616: Became cantor of the Thomasschule in Leipzig.
1617: Banchetto musicale...(Leipzig).
1618: Opella nova, geistlicher Concerten...auff Italiänische Invention componirt...([Leipzig:] In Verlegung des Autoris. Gedruckt daselbsten bei Lorentz Kober).
1626: Opella nova, Ander Theil, geistlicher Concerten...auff...Italiänische Invention componirt...([Leipzig:] In Verlegung des Autoris... .
18 September 1587: Born in Florence.
1605: Francesca Caccini received an offer to work as a salaried court singer for King Henry IV of France, but remained at the Florentine court instead, as her father was employed by Grand Duke Ferdinand of Florence.
15 November 1607: Francesca Caccini married Giovanni Battista Signorini, a singer at the Medici court.
1607-1627: Francesca Caccini worked for the Medici family as a singer, teacher, and composer.
1607: La stiava performed at Pisa.
August 1618: Caccini's Il Primo Libro delle musiche was published in Florence, containing 32 solo songs and four soprano and bass duets.
1603: Appointed organist at the Moritzkirche, Halle, Saxony.
1609: Appointed court organist to the Margrave of Brandenburg, Christian Wilhelm, in his home town of Halle.
1620: Cantiones sacrae (Hamburg) [SSWV 1-38].
1624: Tabulatura nova continens variationes aliquot psalmorum, fantasiarum, cantilenarum, passamezzo et canones (Hamburg) [SSWV 102-126].
1628: Appointed director musices of the Marktkirche, Halle, the leading church in the city at this time.
1635: Liebliche Krafft-Blümlein aus des Heyligen Geistes Lustgarten abgebrochen und zum Vorschmack des ewigen Lebens im zweystimmichten Himmels-Chor versetzet (Halle) [SSWV 264-276].
1644: LXX Symphonien auff Concerten manir... (Leipzig) [SSWV 371-572].
1617: His father, Henry Jenkins, bequeathed John Jenkins a bandora.
1634: Performed viol in the Masque, James Shirley, The Triumph of Peace.
1660: Appointed theorbo player in the King's Musick (King Charles II of England).
1616: He signed a three year contract to serve as organist of S. Maria Incoronata, Lodi.
1621: Obtained a post as organist at the court of Sigismund III, King of Poland.
1631: Appointed maestro di capella of S. Maria Maggiore in Bergamo.
1643: Composed his only opera, La Finta Savia, in collaboration with 5 others.
1626: Il quarto libro de varie sonate, sinfonie, gagliarde, corrente, e brandi, per sonar con due violini, & un basso di viola (Venice: Alessandro Vincenti).
1629: Il quinto libro de varie sonate, sinfonie, gagliarde, corrente, e ariette per sonar con due violini, & un basso di viola (Venice: Alessandro Vincenti).
1636: Sonate, et canzoni a due, tre, quattro, cinque et a sei voci.libro sesto.con il suo basso continuo (Venice: Alessandro Vincenti).
1637: Il settimo libro di sonate, sinfonie, gagliarde, corrente, et brandi a tre, due violini, & basso di viola, o da brazzo (Venice: Alessandro Vincenti).
26 April 1615: Appointed as violinist at San Marco, Venice.
1617: Affetti mvsicali…Opera prima (Venice).
1620: Employed as maestro di cappella, S. Eufemia and music director, Accademia degli Erranti, Brescia.
1622: Scherzi, e canzonette a vna, e due voci…, Parma.
1623-1649: Employed intermittently as Kapellmeister at the Wittelsbach Court, Neuberg an die Donau; also travelled extensively.
1624: in Brussels.
1640: in Düsseldorf.
1644-1645: in Düsseldorf.
1655: ...Diuersi generi di sonate, da chiesa, e da camera (Venice).
1626: Became a member of the Chapel Royal.
18 February 1634: Performance of the masque by Thomas Carew, Coelum Britannicum. H. Lawes may have composed the music, but none survives.
1597/98: Born possibly at Torremaggiore.
1633: Became organist at S. Luigi dei Francesi in Rome.
1635: Luigi Rossi and his wife Costanza de Ponte visited the Medici court, Florence.
1641: Returned to Rome as a musician in the service of Cardinal A. Baberini.
1642: Il palazzo incantato ovvero La guerriera amante, Rome.
1646: Cardinal Mazarin invided Rossi to Paris, where he remained from June 1646 until spring 1647.
1647: Orfeo, Paris.
1653: Died in Rome at the age of 55.
1602: Baptized at Salisbury Cathedral.
25 March 1635: Lawes became a musician-in-ordinary to King Charles I.
3 February 1634: First performance of The Triumph of Peace (lyrics by James Shirley), a masque that was presented before the King and Queen in the Banqueting House at Whitehall.
1636: Composed a catch and possibly one dialogue (perhaps by his brother, Henry Lawes) for the play "The Royal Slave" (performed at Christ Church, Oxford).
1636: Lawes collaborated with his brother Henry in William Davenant's masque The Triumphs of the Prince d'Amour, performed at the Middle Temple.
1617: Became a chorister at San Marco, Venice.
1640: Appointed second organist at San Marco.
1649: Opera Giasone was presented in Venice.
1651: La Calisto.
1654/55: Opera Il Xerse [Serse] (libretto by Nicola Minato) was performed at SS Giovanni e Paolo, Venice.
1660: Cavalli was in Paris, where Xerse was performed at a temporary theatre in the Lovre.
1665: Appointed principal organist at San Marco.
1668: Appointed maestro di capella at San Marco.
1632: Appointed instrumental inspector at the Hofkapelle, Dresden.
19 May 1616: Born in Stuttgart.
1637: Became a court organist in Vienna.
1637: Traveled to Rome to study with Frescobaldi.
1649: Returned to Austria; on the journey back to Vienna, Froberger performed for the courts at Florence and Mantua.
1657: Tombeau for the death of the Emperor Ferdinand III: Lamentation faite sur la mort très douloureuse de Sa Majesté Impèriale, Ferdinand le troisième, An. 1657.
1693: Diverse Ingegnosissime...curiose Partite, di toccate, canzone, ricercate, alemande, correnti, sarabande, e gique... (Mainz: Zu finden bey L. Bourgeat).
1696: Diverse curiose é rare partite musicali...Prima continuatione... (Moguniia: A Coste de Ludovico Bourgeat).
6 August 1619: Born in Venice.
1637: Guilio Strozzi (her father by adoption) founded the Accadmeia dei Unisoni, where she performed.
1641: La finta pazza.
1644: Il primo de' madrigali... (Venice).
1651: Cantate, ariette e duetti...opera seconda (Venice).
1654: Cantate, ariete...opera terza (Venice).
1655: Sacri musicali affetti...Opera quinta (Venice).
1657: Ariette a voce sola...opera sesta (Venice).
1658/1659: Diporti di Evterpe overo cantate & ariette a voce sola...opera settima (Venice).
12 August 1626: Baptized in Clusone, near Bergamo.
1645: Named organist at Santa Maria Maggiore, Bergamo.
1651: Ordained a priest. Elected a resident chaplain of S. Maria Maggiore, Bergamo.
1656: Became maestro di cappella of Accademia dello Spirito Santo, Ferrara.
1662: His first opera, Nino il giusto first performed in Ferrara.
1675: La divisione del mondo, the first appearance of Giovanni Legrenzi's operas composed for Venetian audiences. Previously he was more active as a composer of sacred music and violin sonatas.
1683: His opera Il Giustino was performed at Teatro San Samuele, Venice.
1685: Appointed maestro di capella, San Marco, Venice.
1689: Composed a five-part mass and several motets, including "Intret in conspectus Tuo".
1652: Robert Cambert became the organist at the church Saint-Honoré, Paris.
1658: Composed La muette ingratte, which was an elegy for three voices in Italian style.
1659: La Pastorale en musique (Pastorale d’Issy; libretto by Perrin) [music lost].
1659: Ariane, ou le mariage de Bacchus (libretto by Perrin) [music lost].
1662: Appointed maître de musique for Anne d'Autriche.
1653: Composed, with Christopher Gibbons, Cupid and Death.
1656: Composed the fourth entry in The Siege of Rhodes.
1656: Little Consort of Three Parts... (London: W. Godbid for John Playford).
1661: Musick for His Majesty's Sagbutts and Cornetts, composed for the coronation of Charles II.
1667: The Tempest.
1672: Music for William Davenant, Macbeth (doubtful; all that survives is William Boyce's edition, 1770).
1673: Melothesia... (London: Printed for J. Carr...).
1675: Psyche, Dorset Garden, London.
29 November 1632: Born in Florence.
1653: Employed at court of Louis XIV (France).
1653: Lully appeared in the Ballet de la nuit.
1661: King Louis XIV appointed Lully, surintendant de la musique de la chambre du roi.
1661, 19 February: Ballet, L'impatience, Louvre, Paris.
1664, 29 January: Comédie-ballet, Le mariage forcé, Louvre [with Moliere].
1664, 8 May: Comédie-ballet, La princesse d'Elide, Versailles.
1665 September: Comédie-ballet, L'amore médecin, Versailles.
1667 February: Comédie-ballet, Le Sicilien, ou L'Amour peintre, Saint Germain-en-Laye.
1657/1658: Appointed organist of the church St Maria Kyrka, Helsingborg (where his father Johannes had been organist about 1641).
1660: Appointed organist of the Marienkirche, Helsingør (Elsinore).
1668: Appointed organist and werkmeister at Church of Mary, Lübeck. Buxtehude had married Anna Margarethe Tunder, daughter of the previous organist.
1673: Buxtehude began the tradition of Abendmusiken (the German equivalent to Vespers), with a series of Advent concerts.
1696: VII suonate, opus 2 (Hamburg).
17 August 1703: Both Mattheson and Händel visited Buxtehude in Lübeck. Mattheson was seeking to replace Buxtehude, but baulked at the requirement that he marry Buxtehude's daughter.
1705: J.S. Bach visited Lübeck for several months, apparently to study music. He certainly must have heard Buxtehude's music while there, and may have met the older composer.
1707: Died May 9 in Lübeck.
1675: First performance of the Oratorio San Giovanni Batistta, Rome.
February 1677: Fled from Rome to Venice after involvement in a fraud.
1677: In Venice, became instructor to Agnese Van Uffele, mistress of Alvise Contarini. He and Agnese Van Uffele then fled to Turin. Later in the same year, after agreeing to marry Alvise Contarini, Stradella was attacked and severly injured by assassins.
1678: Published opera La forza dell'amor paterno (Genoa).
1679: First performance of the comic opera Il Trespolo Tutore, Genoa.
1681: Oratorio La Susanna, performed at the Oratorio di S Carlo, Modena.
1672-3: La comtesse d’Escarbagnas and Le mariage forcé performed.
1673: Malade imaginaire premiere performance.
1675: Incidental music for Thomas Corneille, Circé, published 1676.
1683: Competed for the new position of sous-maître (music director and composer) at the French court and was successful in the first selection. but withdrew from the competition because of illness.
1683: Cantata: Orphée descendant aux enfers.
1684: Music master for the Jesuits of Saint-Paul Saint-Louis church.
1688: David et Jonathas.
1692–1693: Served as music teacher of the King's nephew, Philippe d’Orléans, Duke of Chartres (who later became Regent of France).
ca. 1692–1693: Treatise: Règles de composition par Mr Charpentier (in manuscript: F-Pn nouv.acq. fr.6355, 6356).
1693: Opera Médée first performed.
1698: Appointed Maître de musique of Sainte Chapelle (held the position the rest of his life).
1698-1699: Assumpta est Maria: Missa 6 vocibus cum simphonia.
1644: Born Wartenberg, Bohemia; baptised 12 August.
1668: Appointed valet de chambre in the Kapelle of the Bishop of Olmütz, at Kromeríz Castle, Moravia.
1672: Appointed at Court of the Archbishop of Salzburg.
1672: Married Maria Weiss.
1676: "Rosary" Sonatas.
1679: Appointed vice Kappellmeister of Salzburg Court.
1681: Appointed Kappellmeister and dean of the choir school.
1682: Missa Salisburgensis, composed for the celebration of the 1100th anniversary of Salzburg.
1687: Chi la dura la vince, Biber's only surviving opera.
1690: Emperor Leopold raised Biber to the noble rank of knight, with the title of Biber von Bibern.
1694: Singfundament, treatise on singing.
1697: Missa S Henrici, composed for entry of Biber's daughter, Anna Magdalena Biber, into the Benedictine convent of Nonnberg.
1704: Died 3 May, Salzburg.
ca. 1661: Joined choristers at Chapel Royal. (He was probably one of the five boys that Cooke brought in spring 1661 from Newarke and Lincoln for the Chapel. [The warrant for Cooke's payment is dated 4 July 1661.])
1664/5: His voice broke, so he left the Chapel Royal.
ca. 1650: Born in Witterda, Germany (near Erfurt).
1674: Appointed primo violinista da camera at the electoral court, Dresden.
1676: Scherzi da violino solo con il basso continuo per l'organo ò cembalo, accompagnabile anche con una viola ò leuto (Moguntiæ: Bourgeat).
1688: Hortulus chelicus, uni violino duabus, tribus et quantuor subinde chordis simul sonantibus harmonicè modulanti... (Moguntiæ: Bourgeat).
2 November 1717: Died in Mainz.
1663-1669: In Paris to study with various teachers, including Lully.
1671: Appointed organist of the Strasbourg Cathedral members living at Molsheim.
1677: Appointed organist, Salzburg Cathedral.
1682: Armonico tributo [five concerti grossi] (Salzburg).
1690: Made Kapellmeister to Johann Philipp von Lamberg, Bishop of Passau.
1690: Apparatus musico-organisticus...Editio prima... ([Vienna:] Venalis habetur apud Godefridum Muffat).
1695: Suavioris harmoniae instrumentalis hyporchematicae florilegium primum (Augsburg).
1698: Florilegium secundum (Passau).
1 September 1653: Baptized in Nuremberg.
1670: Entered Gymnasium Poeticum, Regensburg.
1671: Moved to Vienna; there student and deputy organist to Kerll at the Imperial chapel.
1677: Became organist for one year in Eisenach.
17 February 1653: born in Fusignano. Fusignano is an ancient city located in lower Romagna.
1666: Studied in Bologna.
1675: In Rome. Became chamber musician to Queen Christina of Sweden.
1681: Trio sonatas, Op. 1 (dedicated to Queen Christina of Sweden).
1685: Trio sonatas, Op. 2.
1689: Trio sonatas, Op. 3.
1694: Trio sonatas, Op. 4.
1700: ...Sonate a violino e violone o cimbalo...Opera qvinta, [Roma].
1714: Concerti grossi, Op. 6.
8 January 1713: Died and was buried in S. Maria della Rotonda (the Pantheon).
1679: Made Ordinaire de musique de la chamber du Roi.
15 December 1657: Born in Paris.
15 April 1667-18 November, 1672: Was a chorister at St-Germain-L'Auxerrois, Paris.
1679: Delalande replaced Charles Couperin at Saint-Gervais, Paris, to hold the position until Couperin's eldest son was 18 (1686).
18 June 1726: Died in Versailles.
22 April 1658: Born in Verona.
1684: Became member of the Accademia Filarmonica in Bologna as a suonatore di violino.
1686: Sonate a tre stromenti con il basso continuo, opera prima, Op. 1 (Bologna).
1686: Concerto da camera, Op. 2 (Bologna).
1686-1696: Studied with G.A. Perti and played viola in Saint Petronio's cappella musicale.
1687: Sinfonie à 2. 3. e. 4. istomenti...Opera terza (Bologna: Per Gioseffo Micheletti).
1688: Concertino per camera a violino e violoncello...Op. 4 (Bologna).
1698: Became maestro di concerto to the Margrave of Brandenburg at Ansbach.
1692: Sinfonie a 3 e concerti a 4, Op. 5 (Bologna).
1698 Concerti musicali...Op. 6 (Augsburg).
1699-1700: Went to Vienna where he wrote an oratorio for the emperor's chapel to be sung on Laetare Sunday (possibly Adam auss dem irridischen Paradiess verstossen).
1672: Scarlatti travelled to Rome with his two sisters.
1678, 12 April: Scarlatti married Antonia Anzalone.
1679: Maestro di cappella to the Queen of Sweden (in Rome).
1679 February: Gli equivoci nel sembiante (libretto by D.F. Contini) first performed at G. Contini’s private theatre in Rome.
1680, 3 February: L’honestà negli amori (libretto by D.F. Bernini or D.F Contini) first performed at the palace of Queen Christina in Rome.
1703-1705: Assistant maestro di cappella, Congregazione dell'Oratorio di S Filippo Neri, Chiesa Nuova, Rome.
1660: Born in Hirtenfeld, Austria.
1698: Became court composer at the Imperial Court, Vienna.
1701: Published Concentus Musico-Instrumentalis, in septem Partitas divisus (Nürnberg).
1715: Orfeo ed Euridice produced in Vienna.
1719: Elisa (Vienna).
1723: Costanza e Fortezza (Prague).
1725: Gradus ad Parnassum (Vienna).
13 February 1741: Died at the court of Charles VI in Vienna, Austria.
1679: Maître de musique in Toulon.
7 August 1681: Maître de chapelle at Ste. Trophime, Arles.
1683-1694: Maître de musique at the Cathedral of St. Etienne, Toulouse.
1694-1700: Maître de musique at Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris.
1697, 24 Oct: Opéra-ballet, L’Europe galante (libretto by A.H. de Lamotte), Paris Opéra.
1687: Pieces de clavecin.
1694: the Académie Royale de Musique produced her musical tragedy Céphale et Procris.
1705, July: Appointed to 24 Violons of French King.
1705: Published Pièces...divisées par suites de tons... .
1712: Published Sonates à II et III parties... (dated 1695 in manuscript).
1713: Published Sonates...mellées de plusieurs récits... .
1716: Became maître de musique, Académie Royale.
1718: Received half of position of court chamber composer.
1726: Appointed as court chamber composer.
1737: Composed Les élémens.
1687: Appointed musician at San Marco, Venice.
1690: Became second organist’s assistant at San Marco.
1692: Became organist of the second organ at San Marco.
1736: Appointed maestro di cappella at San Marco.
10 November 1668: born in Paris.
1679: Couperin's Father, Charles (the preceding organist at St. Gervais) died (Couperin was 11).
1685: Became organist of Saint-Gervais.
1689: Couperin married Marie Anne Ansault.
1693: Appointed to the royal chapel of Louis XIV.
1701: Promoted to chamber musician and music master to the royal family.
1713: Pièces de clavecin.
1717: L'art de toucher le clavecin.
1693: Suonate a 3, op.1 (Venice).
1699: Suonate da camera, op.2 (Venice).
1716/17: Appointed vice-Kapellmeister at the Imperial Court, Vienna.
1674: Born in Teuchern, Germany.
1678: Born 4 March, Venice.
1693: Trained as a Priest at San Germiniano and San Giovanni.
1696: Served as deputy for his father, who was a violinist at San Marco from 1685.
1703-1740: Musician at the Seminario musicale dell' Ospedale della Pietà, Venice.
1705: Sonatas, Op. 1.
1711: L'estro armonico [Concerti grossi], Op. 3 (Paris).
1713: Ottone in Villa (RV 729).
1716: Appointed maestro de' concerti at Ospedale della Pietà.
ca. 1719-1723: Maestro di cappella at court of the Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt (in Mantua).
1725: Il cimento dell’armonia e dell’inventione, Op. 8 (Amsterdam). "The Four Seasons" are included in this set of concerti.
1741: Travelled to Vienna with the singer Anna Girò; died 27/28 July.
1717: Das Beschützte Orchestra, Hamburg.
1731: Grosse General-Bass-Schule.
1739: Der vollkommene Capellmeister.
1681: Born in Magdeburg.
1693/94: Began study with Caspar Calvoer at Zellerfeld.
1704: Position at Sorau.
1709: Position at Eisenach.
1712: Position at Frankfurt.
1721–death: Kantor of the Latinschule and Music Director of the five principal churches, Hamburg.
1717: Appointed Kapellmeister at Dresden.
1728: Der General-Bass in der Composition.
13 January 1683: Born in Kirchberg, Saxony.
1712-1760: Kapellmeister at Darmstadt.
10 May 1760: Died in Darmstadt.
1702: For three or four months Rameau served as organist (maître de musique) of Notre Dame des Doms, Avignon.
1722: Traité de l'harmonie.
1733: Hippolyte et Arice.
1737: First performance of Castor et Pollux (published about the same time).
1741: Pieces de clavecin en concerts, Paris.
1749: Zoroastre performed in Paris.
1754: Castor et Pollux revived in revised version.
1703: Scarlatti's first two operas, L'Ottavia ristituita al trono and Il Giustino, were produced in Naples.
1705: Sent to Venice by his father, in the company of the castrato, Nicolo Grimaldi ("Nicolino"), in the hope of securing an appointment.
1708 (or earlier): Back in Rome.
1694: A the age of seven, performed for the first time in front of royalty when he played for Emperor Leopold I.
1708-1714: Appointed to court of the Prince of Poland (in Rome).
After 1717: Served as a chamber musician in the royal court at Dresden.
1739: Weiss and fellow lutenist Johann Kropfgans visited J.S. Bach in Leipzig. This is the first documented instance of Bach and Weiss meeting, but they probably had met in Dresden previously.
3 September 1695: Born in Bergamo.
1721: Concerto grosso Op. 1.
30 March 1764: Died in Amsterdam.
|A:||Abelard | Adam de la Halle | Agricola | Albinoni | Arcadelt | Aston|
|B:||Bach, C.P.E. | Bach, J.C. | Bach, J.S. | Bach, W.F. | Banchieri | Beethoven | Biber | Binchois | Blow | Boccherini | Boismortier | Bononcini, G. | Bononcini, G.M. | Boyce | Brumel | Bull | Buonamente | Busnoys | Buxtehude | Byrd|
|C:||Cabezón | Caccini, F. | Caccini, G. | Caldara | Cambert | Campra | Cara | Carissimi | Cavalieri | Cavalli | Cavazzoni | Charpentier | Ciconia | Clemens non Papa | Clementi | Compère | Corelli | Cornysh | Couperin, F.|
|D-E:||Davy | de Lalande | Ditters von Dittersdorf | Dowland | Du Fay | Dunstaple | Encina | P. de Escobar|
|F:||Fayrfax | Ferrabosco | Festa | Finck | Fischer | Frescobaldi | Froberger | Frye | Fux|
|G:||Gabrieli, A. | Gabrieli, G. | Galuppi | Geminiani | Gesualdo | Gibbons | Giuliani | Gluck | Gombert | Gossec | Graun, C.H. | Graun, J.G. | Grétry | Guerrero|
|H-K:||Händel | Hasse | Haydn | Hayne v. Ghizeghem | Heinichen | Hildegard v. Bingen | Hofhaimer | Hummel | Isaac | Graupner | Jacquet de la Guerre | Janequin | Jenkins | Josquin | Keiser | Kittel|
|L:||Landini | la Rue | Lassus | Lawes, H. | Lawes, W. | Leclair | Legrenzi | Le Jeune | Léonin | Locatelli | Locke | Lotti | Lully|
|M:||Machaut | Manchicourt | Marais | Marcello, B. | Marenzio | Marini | Mattheson | Merula | Merulo, C. | Milán | Monte | Montéclair | Monteverdi 1567-1612, 1513-1643 | Morales | Morley | Morton | Mouton | Mozart, L. | Mozart, W.A. | Mudarra | Muffat|
|N-Q:||Obrecht | Ockeghem | Ortiz | Pachelbel, J. | Palestrina | Paumann | Peñalosa | Pergolesi | Pérotin | Porta | Power | Prætorius | Purcell | Quantz|
|R:||Rameau | Rebel | Reicha | Roman | Rore | Rossi, L. | Rossi, S. | Rossini|
|S:||Sammartini | Salieri | Scarlatti, A. | Scarlatti, D. | Scheidt | Schein | Schütz | Senfl | Sermisy | Sheppard | Soler | Spohr | Stamitz, C. | Stamitz, J.W.A. | Stradella | Striggio | Strozzi | Sweelinck|
|T-U:||Tallis | Tartini | Taverner | Telemann | Tinctoris | Torelli | Tromboncino | Tye|
|V:||Vecchi | Verdelot | Victoria | Viotti | Vitry | Vivaldi|
|W-Z:||Walter, J. | Walter v. d. Vogelweide | Walther, J.G. | Walther, J.J. | Weelkes | Weber | Weiss | Wert | Wilbye | Willaert | Zarlino | Zelenka|
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