1627 in music
The year 1627 in music involved some significant events.
- January 13 – Tarquinio Merula is officially appointed maestro di cappella in Cremona, after having been elected provisionally the previous year.
- June 21 – Christopher Gibbons election as a scholar of the Charterhouse is approved by the Governors, following his nomination in January through the Signet Office.
Published popular music
- Giovanni Battista Abatessa – Corona di vaghi fiori..., a collection of songs with alfabeto notation, for the guitar, published in Venice
- Carlo Farina
- Ander Theil newer Paduanen, Gagliarden, Couranten, französischen Arien
- Il terzo libro delle pavane, gagliarde, brand: mascherata, arie franzese, volte, corrente, sinfonie
- Girolamo Frescobaldi – Il secondo libro di toccate
- Johann Ulrich Steigleder – Tabulaturbuch, 40 variations on Vater unser
- Heinrich Schütz – Dafne
- March 23 – Lodovico Zacconi, composer (born 1555)
- May 2 – Lodovico Grossi da Viadana, Italian composer and monk (born c.1560)
- August 21 – Jacques Mauduit, composer (born 1557)
- November 30 – Pedro Ruimonte, musician and composer (born 1565)
- December – Thomas Lupo the elder, viol player and composer (born 1571)
- date unknown
- Stephen Bonta, "Merula, Tarquinio", The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, second edition, edited by Stanley Sadie and John Tyrrell (London: Macmillan Publishers, 2001).
- Christopher D. S. Field, "Gibbons, Christopher", The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, second edition, edited by Stanley Sadie and John Tyrrell (London: Macmillan Publishers, 2001).