1631 in music
The year 1631 in music involved some significant events.
- January 9 – The masque Love's Triumph Through Callipolis, written by Ben Jonson and designed by Inigo Jones, is performed at Whitehall Palace; the work features music by Nicholas Lanier.
- In Venice, the plague outbreak of 1629–1631, after reducing the population by one third, comes to an end. Claudio Monteverdi writes a mass for a service of thanksgiving, held at St Mark's Basilica.
- Marco Marazzoli is one of several musicians who accompany Cardinal Antonio Barberini on a visit to Urbino.
- Earliest known bentside spinet, made by Hieronymus de Zentis.
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- Stefano Landi – Sant'Alessio (with libretto by Giulio Rospigliosi): Palazzo Barberini alle Quattro Fontane, 18 February 1632.
- October – Pierre Beauchamp, choreographer, dancer and composer (died 1705)
- October 3 – Sebastian Anton Scherer, composer (died 1712)
- January 3 – Michelagnolo Galilei, lutenist and composer (born 1575)
- March 24 – Philipp Dulichius, composer (born 1562)
- August 6 – Juan Blas de Castro, singer and composer (born 1561)
- date unknown – Christoph Straus, German choral composer (born 1575)
- Frank Hubbard (1967)
- Margaret Murata, "Land, Stefano", New Grove Dictionary of Opera, new edition, edited by Stanley Sadie (London: Macmillan Publishers, 1998).