1706 in music
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The year 1706 in music involved some significant events.
- Louis-Antoine Dornel succeeds François d'Agincourt as organist at the church of Sainte-Marie-Madeleine-en-la-Cité.
- David Tecchler makes the cello now on loan to Denis Brott from the Canada Council for the Arts Musical Instrument Bank.
Published popular music
- John Gostling – the "Gostling manuscript", a collection of sixty-four anthems: seventeen by Henry Purcell, twenty-three by John Blow, three by Matthew Locke, four by Pelham Humfrey, four by William Turner, and one by William Child, one by Henry Aldrich, three by Thomas Tudway, four by Jeremiah Clarke, and a few others.
- Jean-Adam Guilain – Pièces d'orgue pour le Magnificat sur les huit tons différents de l'église
- Jean-Philippe Rameau – Premier Livre de Pieces de Clavecin
- Toussaint Bertin de la Doué – Cassandre
- Francesco Mancini – Alessandro il Grande in Sidone
- Alessandro Scarlatti – Il Gran Tamerlano
- April 6 – Louis de Cahusac, librettist (died 1759)
- April 24 – Giovanni Battista Martini, violinist, harpsichordist and composer (died 1784)
- October 18 – Baldassare Galuppi, composer best known for his operas (died 1785)
- November 7 – Carlo Cecere, composer (died 1761)
- December – William Hayes, composer and organist (died 1777)
- February – Frances Purcell, widow of Henry Purcell
- March 3 – Johann Pachelbel, composer (born 1653)
- June 30 – Jacques Boyvin, French organist and composer (born c.1649)
- October 26 – Andreas Werckmeister, organist and composer (born 1645)
- December 2 – Johann Georg Ahle, organist and composer (born 1651)
- date unknown – Flavio Carlo Lanciani, opera composer (born 1667)