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ⓘ 1603 in music




                                     

ⓘ 1603 in music

  • Giovanni Artusi attacks the "crudities" and "licence" in the works of Claudio Monteverdi.
  • Sebastian Aguilera de Heredia leaves his post as organist of Huesca Cathedral to become maestro de musica at La Seo Cathedral in Saragossa.
  • Orlando Gibbons becomes a member of the Chapel Royal.
                                     

1. Publications

  • Claudio Monteverdi – Il quatro libro de madrigali a cinque voci di Claudio Monteverdi Maestro della Musica del Ser.mo Sig.r Duca di Mantova fourth book of madrigals a 5, published in Venice
  • Ascanio Mayone – Il Primo libro di diversi capricci per sonare, keyboard music
  • Carlo Gesualdo – Sacrarum cantionum liber primus, 2 vols. Naples: Costantino Vitale
                                     

2. Classical music

  • Tomas Luis de Victoria – Officium Defunctorum, composed for the funeral obsequies of Maria of Austria, Holy Roman Empress, performed on April 22 and 23
                                     

3. Births

  • November – Francesco Foggia, composer died 1688
  • Denis Gaultier, French lutenist and composer died 1672
  • William Smith, liturgical composer died 1645
  • date unknown
  • March 18 – King John IV of Portugal, composer, patron of music and the arts, and writer on music died 1656
  • probable – Benedetto Ferrari, composer and theorbo player died 1681
                                     

4. Deaths

  • July 4 – Philippe de Monte, Flemish composer born 1521
  • August 16 – Cardinal Silvio Antoniani, amateur musician born 1540
  • June – Baldassare Donato, composer and singer born 1525-1530
  • August 2 – Rinaldo dallArpa, composer, singer and harpist
  • date unknown – Ambrosio Cotes, Spanish composer born c.1550
  • October 23 – Johann Wanning, Dutch-born composer, kapellmeister and alto singer born 1537
  • September 25 – Stefano Felis, Neapolitan composer and music teacher born c.1538