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ⓘ 1708 in music




                                     

ⓘ 1708 in music

  • Arcangelo Corelli returns to Rome and joins the household of Cardinal Pietro Ottoboni.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach becomes organist and concert-master at the Weimar court.
  • Alessandro Scarlatti returns to Naples from Venice.
                                     

1. Classical Music

  • Gott ist mein Konig, BWV 71
  • Prelude and Fugue in C major, BWV 545a
  • Fantasia and Fugue in C minor, BWV 537
  • Toccata in D minor, BWV 913
  • Toccata and Fugue in E major, BWV 566 Authorship disputed
  • Suite in A major, BWV 832
  • Kyrie in F major, BWV 233a
  • Fugue on a Theme by Giovanni Legrenzi, BWV 574
  • Passacaglia in C minor, BWV 582
  • Fugue in C major, BWV 946
  • Tomaso Albinoni – 6 Sonate da chiesa, T.So 26–31, Op. 4
  • Heut’ triumphiret Gottes Sohn, BWV 630
  • Fantasia super Jesu, meine Freude, BWV 713
  • Johann Sebastian Bach
  • Fugue in C minor, BWV 575
  • Praeludium et partita dei tuono terzo, BWV 833
  • Lobe den Herrn, meine Seele, BWV 143
  • La presa di Tebe
  • Tutta fiamme e tutta ardore
  • Mentre in placido sonno
  • Antonio Maria Bononcini
  • George Frederic Handel
  • Louis de Caix dHervelois – Pieces de viole, Livre 1
  • Quando sperasti, o core, HWV 153
  • Se pari e la tua fe, HWV 158a
  • Nellafricane selve, HWV 136
  • Andre Campra – Cantates françoises
  • Ah, crudel! nel pianto mio, HWV 78
  • La Resurrezione The Resurrection oratorio
  • Francisco Jose de Castro – 8 Concertos, Op. 4
  • Cuopre tal volta il cielo, HWV 98
  • Sento là che ristretto, HWV 161a
  • Henri Desmarets – Usque quo Domine
  • Aminta e Fillide, HWV 83
  • Lungi nando Fileno, HWV 128
  • Dalla guerra amorosa, HWV 102a
  • Ditemi, o piante, HWV 107
  • Olinto pastore, Tebro fiume, Gloria, HWV 143
  • Aci, Galatea e Polifemo, HWV 72
  • Nel dolce tempo, HWV 135b
  • Pierre Du Mage – Livre dorgue
  • Antonio Caldara – Il martirio di Santa Caterina
  • Evaristo Felice DallAbaco – 12 Violin Sonatas, Op. 1
  • Johann Pachelbel
  • Plauener Orgelbuch
  • Johann Mattheson – 12 Flute Sonatas, Op. 1
  • Benedetto Marcello – 12 Concerti à 5, Op. 1
  • Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre – Cantates françaises sur des sujets tires de l’ecriture, Livre I
  • Jacques-Martin Hotteterre – Pieces pour la flûte traversiere, Op. 2
  • An Wasserflussen Babylon, P. 18
  • Sonata for Violin, Oboe, Organ, Chalumeau and Continuo, RV 779
  • Concerto in A major, RV 585
  • Georg Philipp Telemann – Singet dem Herrn, TWV 1:1748
  • Jean-Baptiste Stuck – Cantates françaises Livre II
  • Antonio Vivaldi
  • Cello Concerto in F major, RV 410
  • Alessandro Scarlatti – Oratorio per la Passione di Nostro Signore Gesù Cristo
  • Bernardo Pasquini – Passagaglie and Variation
                                     

2. Opera

  • Daphne
  • Andre Campra – Hippodamie
  • Giovanni Bononcini – Mario fuggitivo
  • Antonio Caldara – Più bel nome
  • Johann Joseph Fux – Pulcheria, K.303
  • Florindo
  • George Frideric Handel
  • Antonio Literes – Acis y Galatea
  • Nicola Porpora – LAgrippina
                                     

3. Births

  • February 25 – Felix Benda, composer died 1768
  • April 6 – Georg Reutter II, composer of church music died 1772
  • date unknown
  • May 5 – Johann Adolf Scheibe, composer and critic died 1776
  • William Tuckey, composer died 1781
  • Lavinia Fenton, actress, the original Polly Peachum died 1760
  • February 8 – Vaclav Jan Kopeiva, composer died 1789
  • January 26 – William Hayes composer, organist, singer, conductor and composer died 1777
  • Johann Adolph Scheibe, composer died 1776
  • February 11 – Egidio Duni, composer of opera comique died 1775
  • June 19 – Johann Gottlieb Janitsch, composer died 1763
                                     

4. Deaths

  • April 19 – Angiola Teresa Moratori Scanabecchi, composer and painter born 1662
  • Moll Davis, singer born c. 1648
  • date unknown
  • Bernard Smith, organ maker born c.1630
  • Johannes Kelpius, mystic and musician born 1673
  • October 1 – John Blow, composer born 1649
  • May 13 – Giovanni Battista Draghi, composer and keyboardist born c.1640
  • Thomas Pereira, musician born 1645
  • September 3 – Christian Liebe, organist and composer born 1654