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ⓘ 1607 in music




1607 in music
                                     

ⓘ 1607 in music

  • Francesca Caccini marries Giovanni Battista Signorini.
  • Fourteen-year-old Girolamo Frescobaldi is appointed organist at the church of Santa Maria in Trastevere in Rome, thanks to his patron Guido Bentivoglio.
  • March 1 – Francesco Gonzaga writes that the Duke of Mantua is pleased with Monteverdis LOrfeo and that the work had "been to the great satisfaction of all who heard it". Its second performance takes place on this date.
  • January 6 – Lord Hays Masque is performed at Whitehall Palace, with music by Thomas Campion and other composers.
  • February 24 – Premiere of Claudio Monteverdis opera LOrfeo, with libretto by Alessandro Striggio the Younger, at the Ducal Palace of Mantua.
                                     

1. Publications

  • Hans Leo Hassler – Psalmen und christliche Gesang, published in Nuremberg
  • William Byrd – Gradualia, Book 2
  • Tobias Hume – Captaine Humes Poeticall Musicke, published by John Windet
  • Johannes Jeep – Studentengartlein, vol. 1
  • Claudio Monteverdi – Scherzi Musicali, Book 1
                                     

2. Births

  • November 6 – Sigmund Theophil Staden, German composer died 1655
  • November 1 – Georg Philipp Harsdorffer, librettist died 1658
  • March 12 – Paul Gerhardt, German hymn-writer died 1676
                                     

3. Deaths

  • March 11 – Giovanni Maria Nanino, Italian composer and teacher born 1543/4
  • June 7 – Johannes Matelart, Flemish composer born c. 1538
  • September 10 – Luzzasco Luzzaschi, Ferrarese composer born c.1545
  • September – Claudia Cattaneo, court singer and wife of Claudio Monteverdi