1654 in music
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The year 1654 in music involved some significant events.
- January 12 – Première of Francesco Cavalli's opera Xerse at the Teatro SS Giovanni e Paolo in Venice
- April 21 – Francisco Lopez Capillas becomes chapelmaster of Mexico City Cathedral.
- Georg Caspar Wecker becomes organist of the Frauenkirche in Nuremberg.
- Antonio Cesti's opera Cleopatra, with libretto by Dario Varotari the Younger, becomes the first production by the newly formed Innsbruck opera company.
- Violin maker Giuseppe Giovanni Battista Guarneri opens a workshop in Cremona.
- Louis Couperin - Fugue Grave sur Urbs Beata Jherusalem
- February 3 – Pietro Antonio Fiocco, composer (died 1714)
- July 25 – Agostino Steffani, churchman, diplomat and composer (died 1728)
- September – Vincent Lübeck, organist and composer (died 1740)
- October 23 – Johann Bernhard Staudt, composer (died 1712)
- date unknown
- probable – Servaes de Koninck, composer (died c.1701)