1608 in music

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List of years in music (table)

The year 1608 in music involved some significant events and new musical works.

Events[edit]

Classical music[edit]

  • none listed

Publications[edit]

  • Giovanni Francesco Anerio – Second book of madrigals for five and six voices (Venice: Giacomo Vincenti)
  • Costanzo AntegnatiL'Antegnata, Op. 16 (Venice: Angelo Gardano e fratelli), a collection of intabulated ricercars for the organ
  • Adriano BanchieriFestino nella sera del giovedi grasso avanti cena, Op. 18 (Venice: Ricciardo Amadino), a madrigal comedy
  • Giulio BelliMissae sacrae for four, five, six, and eight voices with continuo (Venice: Angelo Gardano e fratelli)
  • Antonio Cifra – Second book of madrigals for five voices (Venice: Giacomo Vincenti)
  • Christoph DemantiusConviviorum deliciae for six voices and instruments (Nuremberg: Balthasar Scherff for David Kauffmann), a collection of dance music
  • Juan Esquivel Barahona
    • First book of masses (Salamanca: Arti Taberniel)
    • Motecta festorum et dominicarum cum communi sanctorum for four, five, six, and eight voices (Salamanca: Arti Taberniel)
  • Melchior Franck
    • Geistliche Gesäng und Melodeyen (Sacred Songs and Melodies) for five, six, and eight voices (Coburg: Justus Hauck), mostly setting texts from the Song of Songs
    • Neue Musicalische Intraden for various instruments but especially violas, in six parts (Nuremberg: David Kauffmann)
    • Cantica gratulatoria for five voices (Coburg: Kaspar Bertsch), a wedding song
    • Der CXXI. Psalm for five voices (Coburg: Kaspar Bertsch), a setting of Psalm 121
    • Neues Echo for eight voices (Coburg: Justus Hauck)
    • Dialogus metricus for seven voices (Coburg: Justus Hauck), a Christmas motet
  • Girolamo Frescobaldi
    • Il primo libro de' madrigali
    • Primo libro delle fantasie
  • Marco da Gagliano – Fifth book of madrigals for five voices (Venice: Angelo Gardano e fratelli)
  • Bartholomäus GesiusDictum ex Psalmo XXXIIII. De excubiis et custodia Angelorum for six voices (Frankfurt an der Oder: Friedrich Hartmann), a wedding motet
  • Gioseffo Guami – Second book of motets for choir and instruments (Milan: heirs of Agostino Tradate)
  • Pierre GuédronAirs de cours for four and five voices (Paris: Pierre Ballard)
  • Cesario Gussago – Sonatas for four, six, and eight (Venice: Ricciardo Amadino)
  • Hans Leo HasslerKirchengesäng for four voices (Nuremberg: Paul Kauffmann), a collection of sacred songs
  • Sigismondo d'India – First book of villanelle alla napolitana for three voices (Naples: Giovanni Giacomo Carlino & Costantino Vitale)
  • Robert JonesUltimum vale, with a triplicity of musicke...
  • Claude Le Jeune
    • Second book of 50 psalms for three voices (Paris: Pierre Ballard), published posthumously
    • Airs for three, four, five, and six voices (Paris: Pierre Ballard), published posthumously
    • Second book of airs for three, four, five, and six voices (Paris: Pierre Ballard), published posthumously
  • Claudio Merulo – Third book of ricercari da cantare for four voices (Venice: Angelo Gardano & fratelli), published posthumously
  • Pomponio Nenna – Seventh book of madrigals for five voices (Naples: Giovanni Battista Sotile)
  • Asprilio PacelliSacrae cantiones, book 1 (Venice, Angelo Gardano e fratelli)
  • Franciscus Pappus – Sacrae cantiones, book 1 (Milan: Simon Tini & Filippo Lomazzo)
  • Vincenzo Passerini – Second book of madrigals for five voices (Venice: Ricciardo Amadino)
  • Orfeo VecchiCantiones sacrae for five voices (Antwerp: Pierre Phalèse), published posthumously
  • Thomas WeelkesAyeres Or Phantasticke Spirites for three voices

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Chambers, E. K. The Elizabethan Stage. 4 Volumes, Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1923.
  2. ^ Paolo Fabbri Monteverdi, translated by Tim Carter (Cambridge University Press, 1994) p.99