1687 in music

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The year 1687 in music involved some significant events.


  • January 30Louis XIV's entrance into the city hall inspires André Raison to write his offertory, subtitled "Vive le Roi de Parisiens" ("Long live the King of Parisians").
  • During a performance of his own Te Deum, Lully injures his foot with the point of his cane; this results in death from gangrene a few weeks later.
  • Jean-Nicolas Francine, Lully's son-in-law, becomes director of the Paris Opera.

Published popular music[edit]

Classical music[edit]

  • John BlowOde for New Year's Day
  • Giovanni Battista degli AntoniRicercate, Op. 1, one of the earliest examples of music for solo cello
  • Giovanni Battista degli Antoni – Versetti per tutti li tuoni, tanto naturali, Op. 2, one of the largest Italian publications of liturgical organ versets of the era