1609 in music
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The year 1609 in music involved some significant events.
- October 12 - A version of the rhyme "Three Blind Mice" is published in Deuteromelia or The Seconde part of Musicks melodie (London). The editor, and possible author of the verse, is the teenage Thomas Ravenscroft. This collection follows his publication of the first rounds in English, Pammelia.
- Heinrich Schütz comes to Venice to study under Giovanni Gabrieli.
- Francis Tregian the Younger is imprisoned in England, partly for his Catholic sympathies, and perhaps begins copying out the Fitzwilliam Virginal Book.
- Eustache du Caurroy – Preces ecclesiasticae (Church prayers), two volumes of sacred music
- Ascanio Mayone – Secondo libro di diversi capricci per sonare, keyboard music
- Claudio Monteverdi – L'Orfeo (published in Venice; performed in 1607).
- John Wilbye – The Second Set Of Madrigales To 3. 4. 5. and 6. parts, apt both for Voyals and Voyces
- Il primo libro de madrigali for five voices and continuo, by members of the Nantermi family
- Lodovico Grossi da Viadana – Cento concerti ecclesiastici
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- date unknown – Alberich Mazak, Austrian composer (died 1661)
- January 4 - Giovanni Giacomo Gastoldi, choral composer (born c.1554)
- February 28 – Paul Sartorius, composer and organist (born 1569)
- March 29 - Pau Villalonga, Spanish composer of sacred polyphony
- ?May - Mikołaj Gomółka, Polish court composer (born 1535)
- May 15 – Giovanni Croce, composer (born 1557)
- July 19 - Nicolas Gistou, Flemish counter-tenor musician and composer at the Danish court (born c.1560)
- August 7 – Eustache du Caurroy, French composer (born 1549)
- ?September - Piero Strozzi, composer (born 1550)
- September 2 - Ippolito Baccusi, composer of the Venetian School (born c.1550)
- October 1 - Giammateo Asola, Italian composer (born 1532)
- date unknown