1610-19

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* = approximate date

1610

Feb

  • Giordano Giacobbi’s opera L’Andromeda premiered in Bologna. Lib. R. Campeggi

May 2

  • Paolo Virchi (c. 58) dies in Mantua

May 24

  • Joachim à Burck (c. 63) dies

May

  • Eustache Du Caurroy’s Missa pro defunctis premiered at the funeral of Henry IV of France in Paris

Jul

  • Claudio Monteverdi’s Sanctissimae Virgini missa [mass of the Blessed Virgin] published in Venice

Nov 17

  • John Taverner succeeds Thomas Clayton as Gresham Professor of Music in London, a post he holds until 1638

Dec 9

  • Baldassarre Ferri born (Perugia) Italian castrato singer. Died 1680

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  • Henri Dumont born (Borgloon, Belgium) Franco-Belgian composer, organist, harpsichordist. Master of the Queen’s Music at Versailles 1673-83. Died 1684
  • Michel Lambert born (Champigny-sur-Veude, France) French composer, singing master, theorbo player. Died 1696
  • Marco Uccellini born (Forli, Italy) Italian violinist, composer, choirmaster. Died 1680
  • *William Young born (London) English composer, viola da gamba player. Died 1662
  • *Richard Allison dies. Precise birth and death dates unknown. English composer, musician
  • *Isabella Bendidio (c.64) dies
  • *Fabritio Caroso (c.80) dies
  • *Girolamo Diruta (c. 56) dies

publications

  • Adriano Banchieri’s Vezzo di perle op.23 [pearl necklace] published in Venice
  • Eustache Du Caurroy’s vocal collection Meslanges de la musique & instrumental collection Fantasies published in Paris
  • Gian Paolo Cima’s Sei sonate [6 sonatas] published in Milan
  • Giovanni Croce’s Nove lamentationi per la Settimana Santa [9 lamentations for holy week] & Sacre cantilene concertate [sacred chant concertatos] for 3 to 6 voices published in Venice
  • Christoph Demantius’s Corona harmonica [the crown of harmony] published in Leipzig
  • Michael East’s The Third Set of Bookes: wherein are Pastorals, Anthemes, Neapolitanes, Fancies, and Madrigales, apt both for Viols and Voyces published in London
  • Melchior Franck’s Musicalische Fröligkeit published in Coburg & Flores musicales published in Nuremberg
  • Robert Jones’s The Muses Gardin for Delights, or The Fifth Booke of Ayres published in London
  • Johannes Kapsberger’s Libro I de villanelle for 1 to 3 voices and guitar or theorbo published in Rome
  • Orlande de Lassus’s Missae posthumae published in Munich
  • Michael Praetorius’s Musae Sioniae achter Theil & Musae Sioniae neundter Theil published in Wolfenbüttel. The final two volumes of Musae Sioniae
  • Salamone Rossi’s Il quarto libro madrigali published in Venice
  • Johann Staden’s Venus Kräntzlein published in Nuremberg
  • Sebastián de Vivanco’s Libro de motetes containing c.70 motets published in Salamanca

Eustache Du Caurroy 1549-1609

1611

Jan 1

  • Ben Jonson’s masque Oberon, the Faery Prince premiered in London, with sets by Inigo Jones and music by Alfonso Ferrabasco & Robert Johnson

Jan 7

  • Giulio Belli appointed maestro di cappella at Imola cathedral

Jan 22

  • Lodovico D’Agliè’s ballet L’espugnazione dell’isola di Cipro [The conquest of Cyprus] premiered in Turin

Feb 3

  • Ben Jonson’s masque Love Freed from Ignorance and Folly premiered in London, with sets by Inigo Jones and music by Alfonso Ferrabasco

Feb 14

  • Marco da Gagliano, Jacopo Peri, Vittoria Archilei, Francesca & Settimia Caccini’s opera La mascherata di ninfe di Senna [the nymphs disguised as Senna], lib. Ottavio Rinuccini, premiered in Florence

May 5

  • Carlo Rainaldi born (Rome) Italian architect, set designer, composer, musician. Died 1691

May 19

  • Zhu Zaiyu (c.75) dies

Jun 22

  • Pablo Bruna born (Daroca, Spain) Spanish composer, organist, choirmaster. Blind from childhood after contracting smallpox. Died 1679

Jul 5

  • Simon Lohet (c. 61) dies in Stuttgart

Aug 20

  • Tomás Luis de Victoria (c. 63) dies in Madrid

Dec

  • Leonora Baroni born (Mantua) Italian composer, singer, lutenist, viol & theorbo player. Daughter of Adriana Basil (1580-1640). Died 1670
  • Gioseffo Guami (69) dies in Lucca

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  • Thomas Brewer born (London) English composer, viol player. Attributed with the introduction of the glee (a part song scored for three or more unaccompanied voices). Death date unknown – 1660s/70s
  • Andreas Hammerschmidt born (Most, Czech Rep) German composer of sacred vocal music, organist. Died 1675
  • Johannes Eccard (c. 58) dies in Kaliningrad

publications

  • Parthenia published in London, the first printed collection of keyboard music in England and comprised of works by John Bull, William Byrd and Orlando Gibbons
  • John Adson’s Courtly Masquing Ayres published in London
  • Robert Ballard’s Premier Livre de tablature de luth published in Paris
  • Adriano Banchieri’s Secondo libro di nuovi pensieri ecclesiastici & treatise la Mano op.25 published in Milan
  • William Byrd’s Psalmes, Songs and Sonnets … fit for Voyces or Viols published in London
  • Melchior Franck’s collection of hymns Opusculum etlicher neuer geistlicher Gesäng published in Coburg & collection of love songs Tricinia nova lieblicher amorosischer Gesänge published in Nuremberg
  • Robert Jones’s The Muses Gardin for delight, or the Fifth Booke of Ayres published
  • Johannes Kapsberger’s collection of works for lute Libro I d’intavolatura di lauto published in Rome
  • Claudio Merulo’s Terzo libro de canzoni d’intavolatura d’organo fatte alla francese published in Venice
  • Claudio Pari’s Il pastor fido [the faithful shepherd aka the second book of madrigals] published in Palermo
  • Paul Peuerl’s Newen Padovanen published in Nuremberg
  • Michael Praetorius’s Eulogodia Sionia; Hymnodia Sionia; Megalynodia Sionia & Missodia Sionia published in Wolfenbüttel
  • Thomas Ravenscroft’s folk music collection Melismata published in London
  • Heinrich Schütz’s Il primo libro de madrigali published in Venice
  • Giovanni Valentini’s Motecta published in Venice
  • Mikolaj Zielenski’s collections of sacred music Offertoria & Communiones published in Venice
Carlo Gesualdo (1566-1613)

Carlo Gesualdo (1566-1613)

1612

Jan 20

  • Vincenzo Guami succeeds his father Gioseffo Guami as organist at Lucca cathedral

Feb 26

  • Vincenzo Pellegrini succeeds Francesco Lucino as maestro di cappella at Milan cathedral

Feb 28

  • John Dowland is appointed lutenist to the English court after renouncing Catholicism

Jun 8

  • Hans Leo Hassler (47) dies in Dresden of tuberculosis

Jul

  • Claudio Monteverdi dismissed from his post at the court of Mantua by the new duke

Aug 12

  • Giovanni Gabrieli (c. 55) dies in Venice of complications due to a kidney stone

Sep 24

  • Johannes Lippius (27) dies in Speyer

Sep 30

  • Ercole Bottrigari (81) dies in Bologna

Sep

  • Giovanni de’ Bardi (78) dies in Florence

publications

  • Adriano Banchieri’s instrumental collection Moderna armonia di canzoni alla francese op.26 published in Venice
  • John Dowland’s book of psalms A Pilgrimes Solace published in London
  • Orlando Gibbons’s First Set of Madrigals and Mottets, apt for Viols and Voyces published in London
  • Pierre Guédron’s 2e livre d’airs de cour published in Paris
  • Hans Leo Hassler’s Sacri concentus book 2 published in Augsburg
  • Claude Le Jeune’s Second livre de meslanges published in Paris
  • Johannes Kapsberger’s Libro I di mottetti passeggiati for solo voice and accompaniment & Libro I di arie passeggiate for solo voice and theorbo published in Rome
  • Benedetto Pallavicino’s L’ottavo libro de madrigali for 5 voices published in Venice
  • Peter Phillips’s Cantiones sacrae for 5 voices published in Antwerp
  • Michael Praetorius’s instrumental collection Terpsichore published in Wolfenbüttel
  • Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck’s Rimes françoises et italiennes published in Leiden

Michael Praetorius – Dances from Terpsichore (Regis)

1613

Feb 15

  • George Chapman’s The Memorable Masque of the Middle Temple and Lincoln’s Inn with music by Robert Johnson and sets by Inigo Jones performed at Whitehall Palace, London

Feb 16

  • Estêvão de Brito appointed maestro de capilla at Malaga cathedral

Feb 20

  • Francis Beaumont’s The Masque of the Inner Temple and Gray’s Inn with music by John Coperario performed at Whitehall Palace, London

Feb 24

  • John Bull’s God the father, God the son premiered at the wedding of Princess Elizabeth Stuart, daughter of James I, to Frederick V, Elector Palatine in London

Apr 1

  • Giulio Belli leaves the post of maestro di cappella at Imola cathedral

Apr 19

  • Christoph Bach born (Wechmar, Germany) German composer, musician. Brother of Johannes (1604-73) and Heinrich Bach (1615-92). Father of Georg Christoph Bach (1642-1697) and the twins Johann Ambrosius Bach (1645-1695) and Johann Christoph Bach (1645-1693). Died 1661

Jul 10

  • Giulio Cesare Martinengo (c. 47) dies in Venice

Aug 8

  • Giovanni Artusi (c. 73) dies

Aug 19

  • Claudio Monteverdi appointed music director at St Mark’s, Venice, succeeding Giulio Cesare Martinengo

Aug 20

  • Sophie Elisabeth, Duchess of Brunswick-Lüneburg born (Mecklenburg, Germany) German composer, poet, playwright. Died 1676

Aug

  • John Bull flees to Flanders from England never to return following the exposure of an adulterous affair

Sep 8

  • Carlo Gesualdo (47) dies in Gesualdo, Italy

Sep 24

  • John Bull is appointed as an organist by Archduke Albert in Brussels. He is dismissed less than a year later following diplomatic pressure

Oct 22

  • Pomponio Nenna (57) dies in Rome (date disputed)

Nov 17

  • Pierre Guédro’s Ballet de Madame du Roy sœur [ballet of Madame du Roy’s sister] premiered in Paris

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  • August Nörmiger (c. 53) dies in Dresden

publications

  • Adriano Banchieri’s Terzo libro di nuovi pensieri ecclesiastici op.35 published in Bologna
  • Johannes Vodnianus Campanus’s Sacrarum odarum libri duo published in Frankfurt
  • Thomas Campion’s Two Bookes of Ayres published in London
  • Pietro Cerone’s music treatise El melopeo y maestro published in Naples
  • John Coprario’s Songs of Mourning: Bewailing the Untimely Death of Prince Henry published in London
  • Christoph Demantius’s song collection Fasciculus chorodiarum published in Nuremberg
  • Melchior Franck’s Viridarium musicum [musical garden] published in Nuremberg
  • Johannes Nucius’s treatise on counterpoint Musices poeticae published in Neisse
  • Peter Phillips’s Cantiones sacrae for 8 voices & Gemmulae sacrae for 2 or 3 voices and organ published in Antwerp
  • Francis Pilkington’s The First Set of Madrigals and Pastorals published in London
  • Michael Praetorius’s Kleine und Grosse Litaney & Urania for 2 to 4 choirs published in Wolfenbüttel
  • Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck’s Livre second des pseaumes de David, nouvellement mis en musique published in Amsterdam
  • John Ward’s First Set of English Madrigals published in London
  • Erasmus Widmann’s Musicalischer Tugendtspiegel ganz neuer Gesäng published in Nuremberg

Bill from The Masque of the Inner Temple and Gray’s Inn

1614

Feb 9

  • Jacopo Peri’s opera Marte e amore [Mars and love], lib. Ferdinando Saracinelli, premiered in Florence

Jul 11

  • William Barley (c. 49) buried in London – exact date of death unknown

Sep 4

  • Michael Praetorius’s Epithalamium premiered in Braunschweig at the wedding of Duke Frederick Ulrich

Sep 26

  • Felice Anerio (c. 54) dies in Rome

Sep 28

  • Juan Hidalgo de Polanco born (Madrid) Spanish composer, harpist, harpsichordist. Musician at the Spanish court from 1631. Died 1685

Sep

  • Giovanni de Macque (c. 65) dies in Naples

Nov 1

  • Giovanni Maria Trabaci succeeds Giovanni de Macque as maestro di cappella at Naples cathedral, a post he keeps until his death in 1647

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  • Franz Tunder born (Lübeck) German composer, organist. Established the free Abendmusik pre-Christmas Sunday concerts in Lübeck which continued until the early nineteenth century before being revived in 1926. Died 1667
  • *John Bennet dies (maybe later). Birth date unknown. English composer of madrigals
  • Ruggiero Giovannelli appointed chapel master at the Sistine Chapel, St Peter’s, Rome (until his retirement in 1624)
  • Pedro Ruimonte returns to Zaragoza for the remainder of his life

publications

  • Robert Ballard’s Diverses Pièces mises sur le luth published in Paris
  • Adriano Banchieri’s Due ripieni in applauso musicale & treatises Cartellina del canto fermo gregoriano & Frutto salutifero alli published in Bologna
  • Cesare Bendinelli’s manuscript on trumpet playing, Tutta l′arte della trombetta, completed
  • William Brade’s collection of dance pieces Newe ausserlesene Paduanen und Galliarden published in Hamburg
  • Giulio Caccini’s song collection Nuove musiche e nuova maniera di scriverle published in Florence
  • Christoph Demantius’s Erster Theil neuer deutscher Lieder published in Leipzig
  • Melchior Franck’s Recreationes musicae published in Nuremberg
  • Filipe de Magalhães’s book of plainsong, Cantus Ecclesiasticus, published in Lisbon
  • Claudio Monteverdi’s Il sesto libro de madrigali for 5 voices published in Venice
  • The first volume of Michael Praetorius’s three volume treatise Syntagma Musicum is published in Wolfenbüttel (to 1618)
  • Salamone Rossi’s Il primo libro de madrigali for 4 voices published in Venice
  • Pedro Ruimonte’s madrigal and villancico collection Parnaso español de Madrigales y Villancicos a cuatro, cinco y seis published in Antwerp
  • Claudio Saracini’s Le musiche for 1 or 2 voices and accompaniment published in Venice
  • Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck’s Livre troisieme des pseaumes de David, nouvellement mis en musique published in Amsterdam
Claudio Monteverdi - Madrigals Book 6 (Naxos)

Claudio Monteverdi – Madrigals Book 6 (Naxos)

1615

Jan 16

  • Valerio Guami succeeds his brother Vincenzo Guami as organist at Lucca cathedral

Feb 24

  • Francesca Caccini’s opera-ballet Ballo delle zingare [dance of the gypsies], lib. Caccini, premiered in Florence

Feb 26

  • Marco da Gagliano”s opera-ballet Ballo di donne turche [dance of the Turkish women], lib. Alessandro Ginori, premiered in Florence

May 21

  • Johann Schein appointed Kapellmeister to Duke Johann Ernst the Younger at Weimar, a post he holds for little more than a year

Jun 15 

  • Innocentio Alberti (c. 80) dies

Aug 7

  • Melchior Vulpius (c. 45) dies in Weimar

Aug 22

  • Christopher Gibbons baptised (London) English organist, composer. Son of Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625). Died 1676

Sep 16

  • Heinrich Bach born (Wechmar, Germany) German organist, composer. Brother of Johannes (1604-73) and Christoph Bach (1613-61). Father of Johann Christoph Bach (1642-1703) and Johann Michael Bach (1648-94). Died 1692

Nov 24

  • Sethus Calvisius (59) dies in Leipzig

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  • *Francisco Lopez Capillas born (Mexico City) Mexican composer, organist. maestro de capilla of Mexico City cathedral 1654-73. Died 1673
  • *Francesco Corbetta born (Pavia, Italy) Italian composer, guitarist, teacher. Died 1681
  • Giovanni Faustini born (Venice) Italian impresario. Librettist for 12 Francesco Cavalli operas. Died 1651
  • *Massimiliano Neri born (Brescia?) Italian composer, organist. First organist at St Mark’s, Venice 1644-64. Died 1666
  • Giovanni Antonio Rigatti born (Udine, Italy) Italian composer, singer, teacher, choirmaster. Died 1649
  • *Mikolaj Zielenski (c. 65) dies in Gniezno, Poland

publications

  • John Amner’s Sacred Hymnes of 3, 4, 5 and 6 parts for the Voyces and Vyols published
  • Adriano Banchieri’s treatise on monastic chant Al direttorio monastico di canto fermo per uso particolare della congregatione olivetana published in Bologna
  • Joachim à Burck’s hymn collection Schöne geistliche Lieder über alle Evangelia auff jede Fest unnd Sontage durchs gantze Jahr published in Erfurt
  • Christoph Demantius’s Ander Theil neuer deutscher Lieder published in Leipzig
  • Melchior Franck’s Threnodiae Davidicae [David’s threnody] & Delitiae amoris [the delights of love] published in Nuremberg
  • Girolamo Frescobaldi’s keyboard collection Toccate e partite d’intavolatura di cimbalo … libro primo (12 pieces) & French songs Recercari et canzoni franzese fatte sopra diverse oblighi in partitura … libro primo (15 pieces) published in Rome
  • Giovanni Gabrieli’s collection of instrumental works Canzoni e sonateSacrae symphoniae (volume 2) published posthumously in Venice
  • Marco da Gagliano’s book of secular duets and trios Musiche published in Venice
  • Hans Leo Hassler’s instrumental collection Venusgarten published in Nuremberg
  • Johannes Kapsberger’s instrumental collections Libro I de balli, gagliarde et correnti & Libro I di sinfonie published in Rome
  • Tarquinio Merula’s instrumental collection Il primo libro delle canzoni published in Venice
  • Johann Schein’s Cymbalum Sionium sive Cantiones sacrae published in Leipzig
  • Erasmus Widmann’s Ein hochzeitlich Ehrengesänglein published in Nuremberg

Sethus Calvisius 1556-1615

1616

Jan

  • Claudio Monteverdi’s ballo Tirsi e Clori premiered in Mantua. Lib. A. Striggio

Feb 28 

  • Kaspar Förster baptised (Gdansk) German singer, composer, mainly of cantatas. Died 1673

Mar 1

  • Maurizio Cazzati born (Luzzara, Italy) Italian composer, music director in Bologna 1657-71 and Mantua 1671-78. Composer of the earliest known trumpet sonata. Died 1678

Mar 29

  • Johann Erasmus Kindermann born (Nuremberg) German composer, organist, teacher. Died 1655

Apr 27

  • Jacopo Peri & Giulio Caccini’s opera Euridice, lib. Ottavio Rinuccini, premiered in Bologna

May 19

  • Johann Jakob Froberger baptised (Stuttgart) German composer, organist, harpsichordist. Only 2 works published in his lifetime. Nearly all surviving music is for keyboard. Died 1667

Jun 20

  • Johann Staden appointed organist at Nuremberg Spitalkirche

Jul 24

  • Giovanni Francesco Anerio ordained as a priest in Rome

Aug 19

  • Johann Schein appointed Kantor at Thomaskirche, Leipzig, a post he holds until his death in 1630

Sep 14

  • Henry Cooke born (Lichfield) English composer, singer, choirmaster, actor. Fought for the Royalists during the English Civil War. Died 1672

Oct 22

  • Tarquinio Merula appointed organist at the Church of St. Mary the Crowned in Lodi, Italy

Dec 18

  • Francesco Cavalli joins the choir of San Marco, Venice

Dec 21

  • Pietro Ziani born (Venice) Italian composer, organist, choirmaster. First organist at St Mark’s, Venice 1669-77. Died 1684

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  • William Holder born (Cambridge?) English music theorist, clergyman. Died 1698
  • *Matthias Weckmann born (Niederdorla, Germany) German composer, organist. Died 1674
  • The Collegium Musicum founded in Prague

publications

  • Melchior Franck’s Geistlichen musicalischen Lustgartens erster Theil & Lilia musicalia published in Nuremberg
  • Johannes Kapsberger’s collection of works for chitarrone Libro II d’intavolatura di chitarrone published in Rome (lost)
  • Peter Philips’s Cantiones Les Rossignols spirituels & Deliciae sacrae binis et ternis vocibus cum basso continuo organum published in Antwerp
  • Johann Staden’s collection of sacred concertos Harmoniae sacrae published in Nuremberg
  • Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck’s Sechs-stimmige Psalmen published in Berlin
  • Giovanni Valentini’s Secondo libro di madrigali published in Venice

Johann Staden 1581-1634

1617

Jan 6

  • Ben Jonson’s masque The Vision of Delight premiered in London, with sets by Inigo Jones and music by Nicholas Lanier

Jan 11

  • Francisco de Santiago appointed maestro de capilla at Seville cathedral

Jan 16

  • Thomas Weelkes leaves his post as organist at the Chapel Royal in London

Feb 22

  • Ben Jonson’s masque Lovers Made Men premiered in London, with sets by Inigo Jones and music by Nicholas Lanier

Mar 9

  • Domenico Belli’s opera Andromeda, lib. Giacinto Andrea Cicognini, premiered in Florence

Apr 5

  • Alonso Lobo (62) dies in Seville

Jun 26

  • Michael Praetorius’s Concertgesang premiered in Hessen

Aug 8

  • Tarquinia Molza (54) dies in Mantua

Aug 16

  • Giovanni Bassano (c. 58) dies in Venice

Aug 31

  • Alessandro Grandi appointed cantor at San Marco in Venice

Oct 31

  • Heinrich Schultz’s cantata Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied [Sing to the Lord a new song] premiered in Dresden

Nov 1

  • Heinrich Schultz’s cantata Nun lob, mein Seel, den Herren [Now Praise, my soul, the Lord] premiered in Dresden

Dec 29

  • John Bull appointed organist at Antwerp cathedral

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  • *Robert Jones (c. 40) dies
  • Cesare Bendinelli (c. 73) dies in Munich

publications

  • Antoine Boësset publishes in Paris the first of nine books of airs de cour for four or five voices
  • William Brade’s collection of dance pieces Newe ausserlesene liebliche Branden, Intraden, Mascharaden, Balletten, All’manden, Couranten, Volten, Aufzüge und frembde Tänze published in Hamburg and Lübeck
  • Thomas Campion’s The Third and Fourth Booke of Ayres published in London
  • Marco da Gagliano’s Il sesto libro de madrigali published in Venice
  • Pierre Guédron’s 3e livre d’airs de cour published in Paris
  • Biagio Marini’s Affetti musicali op.1 [affected music] published in Venice
  • Claudio Pari’s Third book of madrigals published in Palermo
  • Salamone Rossi’s Balletto published in Venice
  • Johann Schein’s collection of instrumentals Banchetto musicale newer [banquet of new music] published in Leipzig
  • Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck’s motet collection Canticum in honorem nuptiarum published in Kaliningrad
  • Giovanni Valentini’s Missae concertatae published in Venice
  • Johann Woltz’s Nova musices organicae tabulatura published in Basel, a compendium by varoius composers that includes all of Simon Lohet’s organ works

A modern score for Ben Jonson’s masque Lovers Made Men

1618

Jan 22

  • Lodovico D’Agliè’s ballet Gli elementi [the elements] premiered in Turin

Feb 25

  • Lodovico D’Agliè’s ballets La sfera di cristallo [the crystal ball] and Il cappriccio premiered in Turin

Feb 26

  • Lodovico D’Agliè’s ballet I trionfi del Petrarca [the triumphs of Petrarch] premiered in Turin

Apr 21

  • Heinrich Schütz’s wedding concert Wohl dem, der ein tugendsam Weib hat premiered at a wedding in Dresden

Jun 1

  • Johann Franck born (Guben, Germany) German poet, hymnwriter. Died 1677

Jun 15

  • Heinrich Schütz’s wedding concert Haus und Güter erbet man von Eltern premiered at a wedding in Leipzig

Sep 9

  • Joan Cererols born (Martorell, Catalonia) Catalan composer, musician, choirmaster, Benedictine monk. Died 1680

Dec 10

  • Giulio Caccini (67) dies in Florence

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  • *Solomon Eccles born (London) English composer, Quaker, father of John Eccles (1668-1735). Burned most of his music and books when he became a Quaker. Died 1683
  • Girolamo Giacobbi’s opera Andromeda performed in Salzburg, possibly the first opera to be staged outside Italy (see 2/1610)
  • Charles Racquet appointed organist at Notre Dame, Paris, a post he holds until 1664

publications

  • Michael East’s The Fourth Set of Bookes, wherein are Anthemes for Versus and Chorus, Madrigals and Songs of other Kindes, apt for Viols and Voyces & The Fifth Set of Bookes, wherein are Songs full of Spirit and Delight, So Composed that they are as apt for Viols and Voyces published in London
  • Francesca Caccini’s Il primo libro delle musiche published in Florence
  • Pierre Guédron’s 4e livre d’airs de cour published in Paris
  • Biagio Marini’s Madrigali e symfonie published in Venice
  • Giovanni Priuli’s Sacrorum concentuum I published in Venice
  • Johann Schein’s Opella nova, geistlicher Concerten published in Leipzig
  • Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck’s Vierstimmige Psalmen, auss dem ersten, andern und dritten Theil seiner aussgangenen frantzösischen Psalmen published in Berlin
  • Giovanni Valentini’s Salmi, hinni, Magnificat, antifone, falsibordone et motetti published in Venice
  • Erasmus Widmann’s Gantz neue Cantzon, Intraden, Balletten, Courranten published in Nuremberg

Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck 1562-1621

1619

Jan 29

  • Daniell Bachelar (46) buried in Lee, Kent

Feb 11

  • Francesca Caccini’s opera La fiera [the fair], lib. Michelangelo Buonarroti, premiered in Florence

Jun 1

  • Stefano Landi’s opera La morte d’Orfeo [the death of Orpheus], lib. Landi and Alessandro Mattei, premiered in Rome

Aug 6

  • Barbara Strozzi aka Barbara Valle born (Venice) Italian composer, singer. Died 1663

Aug 9

  • Heinrich Schultz’s wedding cantata Siehe, wie fein und lieblich ist’s [behold how good and how pleasant it is] premiered in Leipzig

Sep 19

  • Domenico Belli and his wife Angelica appointed as musicians to the court of the Medici in Florence

Sep 25

  • Jacopo Peri & Marco da Gagliano’s opera Lo sposalizio di Medoro ed Angelica premiered in Florence. Lib. A. Salvadori, after L. Ariosto

Oct 8

  • Philipp von Zesen born (Schierau, Germany) German poet, writer, hymnwriter. Died 1689

Oct 23

  • Nicholas Yonge (c. 59) buried in London

Dec 30

  • Giovanni Battista Grillo appointed first organist at San Marco, Venice

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  • *Anthoni van Noordt born (Amsterdam) Dutch composer, organist. Died 1675
  • Johann Rosenmüller born (Oelnitz, Germany) German composer, organist, choirmaster, trombonist. Died 1684
  • *Juan García de Zéspedes born (Puebla, Mexico) Mexican composer, singer, teacher, viol player. Died 1678
  • *Claudio Pari (c. 45) dies
  • *Wojciech Długoraj (c.62) dies

publications

  • Giovanni Francesco Anerio’s Teatro armonico spirituale published in Rome, a contender for the first oratorio
  • Adriano Banchieri’s Sacra armonia published in Venice
  • Hans Leo Hassler’s Litaney teütsch published in Nuremberg
  • Johannes Kapsberger’s collection of works for lute Libro II d’intavolatura di lauto (lost) & Libro II & III de villanelle for 1 to 3 voices and guitar published in Rome
  • Stefano Landi’s Madrigali published in Venice
  • Orlande de Lassus’s Iubilus beatae virginis, hoc est centum Magnificat published in Munich
  • Claudio Monteverdi’s Concerto: settimo libro de madrigali, con altri generi de canti published in Venice
  • Claudio Pari’s Il lamento d’Arianna, fourth book of madrigals published in Palermo
  • Giovanni Picchi’s book of harpsichord music, Intavolatura di balli d’arpicordo, published in Venice
  • Michael Praetorius’s Polyhymnia caduceatrix et panegyrica (including Il dulci jubilo) & Polyhymnia exercitatrix seu tyrocinium published in Frankfurt
  • Giovanni Priuli’s Sacrorum concentuum II published in Venice
  • Heinrich Schütz’s Psalmen Davids sampt etlichen Moteten und Concerten op.2 published in Dresden
  • Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck’s motet collection Cantiones sacrae published in Antwerp
  • Giovanni Valentini’s Musiche concertate published in Venice
  • Erasmus Widmann’s Neue geistliche teutsche und lateinische Moteten published in Nuremberg
  • The Fitzwilliam Virginal Book (written between 1609 & 1619) is completed containing works by John Bull, William Byrd, Giles Farnaby, Thomas Morley and others
Hans Leo Hassler (1564-1612)

Hans Leo Hassler (1564-1612)

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