1617 in music
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The year 1617 in music involved some significant events.
- January 6 - The Vision of Delight, a masque written by Ben Jonson and designed by Inigo Jones, is performed at Whitehall Palace, probably for the first time on this date, with a second performance of January 19. The work features music by Nicholas Lanier.
- January 16 - Thomas Weelkes, organist at Chichester Cathedral, is dismissed for being drunk and disorderly.
- February 22 - Lovers Made Men, another masque by Jonson, Jones, and Lanier, is performed. (Lanier's music for the masque may have featured recitatives throughout; if so, it would have been a significant precursor of English opera, but this cannot be certain as the music has not survived.)
- Johann Schein - Banchetto musicale
- Biagio Marini – Affetti musicali (Musical Affections), Op. 1
- Johann Hermann Schein – Banchetto musicale
- April 5 – Alonso Lobo, Spanish composer (born 1555)
- August 8 – Tarquinia Molza, Italian singer (born 1542)
- date unknown
- probable – Giovanni Bassano, cornet player and composer (born c. 1558)
- Palisca, Claude V. (1991) . Baroque Music. Prentice Hall History of Music (3rd ed.). Englewood Cliffs: Prentice Hall. p. 147. ISBN 0-13-058496-7.
- Palisca, Claude V. (1991) . Baroque Music. Prentice Hall History of Music (3rd ed.). Englewood Cliffs: Prentice Hall. p. 213. ISBN 0-13-058496-7.