The Baroque period of music represented the end of the Renaissance and incorporated styles of concertos and sonatas, the most famous composers being Bach, Vivaldi, and Handel.
1800 - Present
The 12-tone equal temperament system became the standard across Western Music.
Fairest of the Fair
Fairest of the Fair, one of John Philip Sousa's most famous marches, is a piece that I am currently playing in my ensemble.
1914 - 1916
The planets is a seven movement orchestral suite composed by Gustav Holst, each movement representing a planet. My favorite movement is the fifth movement, Jupiter.
Laurens Hammond invents the Hammond Organ, a groundbreaking invention in music technology
The electric guitar is invented, which is arguably the most important musical technology advancement of the 20th century.
Evgeny Murzin invents the synthesizer
The Beatles perform in America for the first time, taking the country by storm and sparking a revolution of new British Rock and Roll in the states.
American Folklife Center
The US government established the AFC in 1976. The center celebrates the accomplishments of American History in terms of the musical storytelling that the everyday person's music represents, providing a cultural identity to the common people of America.
Blue Shades, composed by Frank Ticheli, is one of my favorite pieces to play in a band/wind ensemble.