Era's of Music


Medieval Era

450 - 1450

Music was written for the church. And made for religion. Instruments such as recorders, lutes, and percussion was invented at this time.

Feudal System

1066 - 1450

Designated roles of a kingdom such as the king, knights, and serfs.


1450 - 1600

Music was made for religion. The pipe organ and string instruments were invented at this time.

Josquin Des Prez

1450 - 1521

A Franco-Flemish composer of the Renaissance. Widely considered by music scholars as the first master of the high Renaissance style of Polyphonic vocal music.

Thomas Tallis

1505 - 1585

An English Composer, who was very famous for music in the
church and was one of the first to
use the press for his music.

Baroque Era

1600 - 1750

Music was written for religion, emotion, and story. The Baroque Era influenced music to have more different notes, roles, pitches, etc.

Instruments such as aero phones,
more string and newer percussion
instruments were invented.
Baroque music plays on many
different notes, speed, roles,
and more advanced than the Renaissance and Medieval Era.

Henry Purcell

1659 - 1695

He was an English
composer that incorporated French
and Italian stylistic elements to music.

George Frideric Handel

1685 - 1759

German, later British Baroque composer. Well known for his operas, oratorios, anthems, and organ concertos.

Johann Sebastian Bach

1685 - 1750

Composer of the Classical Era. Known for influencing the concerto style of Mozart.

Classical Era

1750 - 1825

The Classical Era focused more on European politics and philosophy. They used more logic in this era. The dynamics were forte with monophonic melodies and used more string instruments compared to the Baroque Era.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

1756 - 1791

He was a Austrian prolific and influential composer. He was very talented with music since he was 13 and is one of the most famous composers of music.

Franz Schubert

1797 - 1828

He was German, he made over 600 secular vocal works, and 7 symphonies.

Robert Schumann

1810 - 1856

He was a German composer and influential music critic. Widely regarded as one of the best Romantic Era composers. He is a virtuoso pianist.

Frederic Chopin

1810 - 1849

Polish composer and virtuoso pianist of the Romantic Era who solely wrote for the solo piano.

Romantic Era

1825 - 1900

Nationalism and Exoticism played a big role in music.
It was a lot more for romantic, loving, sad, and angry emotions. All in general.
It influenced music to tell story in the sounds of instruments.