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1423

Guillaume Dufay composes the ballade 'Resvellies vous et faites chiere lye' around 1423 for the marriage of Carlo Malatesta and Vittoria Colonna.

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'Resvellies vous et faites chiere lye' by Guillaume Dufay A typical ballade is 'Resvellies vous et faites chiere lye', which was probably written in 1423, for the marriage of Carlo Malatesta and Vittoria Colonna.

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http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Guillaume_Dufay

1430

7 years, 2 days later

Guillaume Dufay composes a motet on the Virgin Mary called "Flos Florum".

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Flos Florum by Guillaume Dufay This motet on the subject on the Virgin Mary was composed by Dufay around 1430. **Latin** Flos florum, fons hortorum, regina polorum, spes veniæ, lux letitiæ, medicina dolorum. virga recens et virgo decens, tu forma bonorum: parce reis et opem fer eis pro pace piorum, pasce tuos, succure tuis, miserere tuorum. **English** Flower of flowers, fount of gardens, queen of the heavens, hope of pardon, light of joy, remedy of sorrows. fresh branch and seemly virgin, model of goodness: spare the guilty and bring them a reward in the peace of the righteous, feed your own, succour your own, have mercy upon your own.

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Guillaume Dufay (1397-1474), aged 33: composer

1436

March 25

on Friday

6 years, 2 months, 25 days later

The dedication of the cathedral of Florence was celebrated by Pope Eugenius IV and the papal chapel, then resident in Florence. The Pope's magister capellae (master, or leader, of the chapel) was then Guillaume Dufay, a native of the region of Cambrai in northern France.

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A Dedication by Dufay This isorhythmic motet, "Nuper rosarum flores", was composed by Dufay for the dedication of the cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.

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The moon was in the first quarter that night.
Sunrise in Florence was at 6:02 AM and sunset was at 6:09 PM.
Sunrise in Cambrai was at 6:02 AM and sunset was at 6:09 PM.

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Guillaume Dufay (1397-1474), aged 39: composer

Source: Primary

http://www.slideshare.net/jamesamoore/chapter-15-music-at-the-cathedral-of-florence

1454

February 22

on Wednesday

17 years, 11 months, 8 days later

A letter from Guillaume Dufay to Piero and Giovanni de' Medici -- believed to have been written on February 22, 1454 -- mentions Dufay's motet, called 'Lamentatio sanctae matris ecclesiae Constantinopolitanae' (Lamentations for the fall of Constantinople). It is thought that the piece was to have been composed in the context of the "Feast of the Pheasant", a banquet and extravagant political show organised in Lille by Philip the Good of Burgundy on 17 February 1454. Its purpose was to propagate the idea of a crusade for the recapture of the city. It is, however, unclear whether the piece was ever performed on that occasion.

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'Lamentatio sanctae matris ecclesiae Constantinopolitanae' by Guillaume Dufay The motet is believed to have been composed in the context of the "Feast of the Pheasant", a banquet and extravagant political show organised in Lille by Philip the Good of Burgundy on 17 February 1454. Its purpose was to propagate the idea of a crusade for the recapture of the city. It is, however, unclear whether the piece was ever performed on that occasion. (Wikipedia)

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The moon was waning crescent that night.

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Guillaume Dufay; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lamentatio_sanctae_matris_ecclesiae_Constantinopolitanae

1484

29 years, 10 months, 20 days later

Josquin des Prez composes Ave Maria… virgo serena in Milan.

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Ave Maria… virgo serena Performance of "Ave Maria, gratia plena...virgo serena" by the Hilliard Ensemble.

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Josquin des Prez (1450-1521), aged 34: composer

Source: Primary

http://imslp.org/wiki/List_of_works_by_Josquin_Desprez

1554

70 years, 17 days later

Palestrina composes Missarum Liber Primus (Primo Libro delle messe) in Rome.

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Missarum Liber Primus, Palestrina First Book of Masses by Palestrina.

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Palestrina (1525-1594), aged 29: composer

Source: Primary

http://imslp.org/wiki/List_of_works_by_Giovanni_Pierluigi_da_Palestrina

1567

13 years, 3 days later

Palestrina composes the Missa Papae Marcelli.

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Missa Papae Marcelli "Missa Papae Marcelli" by Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, performed by the Tallis Scholars.

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Palestrina (1525-1594), aged 42: composer

Source: Primary

http://imslp.org/wiki/List_of_works_by_Giovanni_Pierluigi_da_Palestrina

1581

14 years, 4 days later

Palestrina's "Il primo libro de madrigali" (First book of madrigals) is published by Gardano in Venice.

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Il primo libro de madrigali, by Palestrina Palestrina first book of madrigals, published in Venice in 1581.

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Palestrina (1525-1594), aged 56: composer

Source: Primary

http://imslp.org/wiki/List_of_works_by_Giovanni_Pierluigi_da_Palestrina

1841

September 8

on Wednesday

260 years, 10 months, 13 days later

Antonín Dvořák is born in Nelahozeves, near Prague (then part of Bohemia in the Austrian Empire, now Czech Republic).

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The moon was in the last quarter that night.
Sunrise in Nelahozeves was at 5:54 AM and sunset was at 6:00 PM.

1855

13 years, 3 months, 28 days later

It is believed that in this year Antonín Dvořák writes his first composition, the Forget-Me-Not Polka in C (Polka pomněnka).

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1872

17 years, 4 days later

Dvorak's works are performed for the first time in Prague.

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1873

1 year, 1 day later

Dvorak's work is performed to notable success again in Prague.

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1874

1 year later

Antonín Dvořák makes a submission for the Austrian State Prize for Composition and is awarded it that year. (Johannes Brahms is on the jury and is highly impressed by his work.)

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1876

2 years later

Antonín Dvořák is awarded the Austrian State Prize for Composition.

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1876

February 19

on Saturday

1 month, 19 days later

Antonín Dvořák writes the sketch for Stabat Mater and dedicates it to František Hušpauer "as a souvenir to the friend of his young days."

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The moon was waning crescent that night.

1877

10 months, 17 days later

Antonín Dvořák is again awarded the Austrian State Prize for Composition.

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1877

Antonín Dvořák returns to the final stylisation of Stabat Mater.

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1877

October 1

on Monday

9 months, 3 days later

Antonín Dvořák writes the definitive version of the score of Stabat Mater in Prague.

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The moon was in the last quarter that night.
Sunrise in Prague was at 5:46 AM and sunset was at 5:52 PM.

1881

3 years, 3 months, 3 days later

Stabat Mater is published in score, with parts and piano vocal score (arranged by Josef Zubatý) by the German publishing house of Fritz Simrock. On this occasion Dvořák also changes the opus number.

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1891

10 years, 2 days later

Antonín Dvořák is appointed as a professor at the Prague Conservatory.

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1892

1 year later

Antonín Dvořák moves to the United States and becomes the director of the National Conservatory of Music of America in New York City.

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