1674 in music
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The year 1674 in music involved some significant events.
- Johannes Voorhout paints the only known portrait of Dieterich Buxtehude.
- Giovanni Paolo Colonna becomes chapelmaster at Bologna.
- Ariane, ou Le Mariage de Bacchus, by Robert Cambert, is one of the first French operas to be sung in Britain.
Published popular music
- Dieterich Buxtehude – Mit Fried und Freud and Klag-Lied: Muß der Tod denn auch entbinden, chorale settings (Mit Fried und Freud composed in 1671, but published in 1674)
- Pavel Josef Vejvanovský – Sonata Natalis (composed for the Christmas season)
- Bishop Thomas Ken – "Morning Hymn" (based upon Psalm 108.2)
- Jean-Baptiste Lully – Alceste
- January 9 – Reinhard Keiser, opera composer (died 1739)
- July 11 – Isaac Watts, the "father of English hymnody" (died 1748)
- September 29 - Jacques-Martin Hotteterre, composer (died 1763)
- November - Pierre Dumage, organist and composer (died 1751)
- probable – Jeremiah Clarke, composer (died 1707)
- January 12 – Giacomo Carissimi, composer (born 1605)
- February 22 - John Wilson, theatre composer (born 1595)
- February 24 – Matthias Weckmann, composer (born c.1616)
- July 14 – Pelham Humfrey, English composer and singer (born 1647)
- date unknown – Francisco Lopez Capillas, composer and chapelmaster of Mexico Cathedral (born 1608)