1703 in music
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The year 1703 in music involved some significant events.
- Johann Sebastian Bach gets a job as a violinist and lackey at the lesser court in Weimar.
- Johann Sebastian Bach accepts post of Organist at the New Church in Arnstadt August 1703.
- Antonio Vivaldi starts composing for the Ospedale della Pietà in Venice.
- Alessandro Scarlatti becomes Maestro di Cappella at Santa Maria Maggiore in Rome.
- George Frideric Handel gives up his legal studies at the University of Halle for a music course at Hamburg.
- Jakob Greber makes his London debut as a theatre composer.
- Nicolas Bernier publishes his first cantatas, the earliest in the French language.
- Antonio Caldara
- Gli equivoci del sembiante
- Francesco Gasparini – Amor della patria
- Antonio Quintavalle – Il trionfo d'amore
- Domenico Scarlatti – Il Giustino
- William Corbett – As You Find It
- 20 January – Joseph-Hector Fiocco, composer and violinist (died 1741)
- 29 January – Carlmann Kolb, priest, organist and composer (died 1765)
- 27 October – Johann Gottlieb Graun, composer and violinist (died 1771)
- date unknown