1608 in music
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The year 1608 in music involved some significant events and new musical works.
- February 9 - The masque The Hue and Cry After Cupid, written by Ben Jonson and designed by Inigo Jones, is performed at Whitehall Palace. The masque features the music of Alfonso Ferrabosco the younger.
- June 4 - Claudio Monteverdi's latest work, Il ballo delle ingrate, is given its first performance in Mantua as part of the wedding celebrations for Francesco Gonzaga (the son of Monteverdri's patron Duke Vincenzo of Mantua) and Margaret of Savoy.  In the same year, Monteverdi asks to be allowed to resign his post with the Gonzaga family.
- Adriano Banchieri – Festino, a madrigal comedy
- Girolamo Frescobaldi – Il primo libro de' madrigali
- Girolamo Frescobaldi – Primo libro delle fantasie
- Hans Leo Hassler – Kirchenesäng, a collection of sacred songs, published in Nuremberg
- Robert Jones – Ultimum vale, with a triplicity of musicke...
- Thomas Weelkes – Ayeres Or Phantasticke Spirites for three voices
- date unknown – Francisco López Capillas, Mexican composer (died 1674)
- October 26 – Philipp Nicolai, composer (born 1556)
- date unknown
- Chambers, E. K. The Elizabethan Stage. 4 Volumes, Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1923.
- Paolo Fabbri Monteverdi, translated by Tim Carter (Cambridge University Press, 1994) p.99