1708 in music
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The year 1708 in music involved some significant musical events and new works.
- Alessandro Scarlatti returns to Naples from Venice.
- Johann Sebastian Bach becomes organist and concert-master at the Weimar court.
- Arcangelo Corelli returns to Rome and joins the household of Cardinal Pietro Ottoboni.
Published popular music
- Lyra Davidica (hymns)
- Isaac Watts, Hymns and Spiritual Songs
- Johann Sebastian Bach — Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit, BWV 106 (cantata)
- George Frederic Handel – La Resurrezione (The Resurrection) (oratorio)
- Jacques-Martin Hotteterre - First Book of Pieces for Transverse Flute, Op. 2/1
- January 26 – William Hayes (composer), organist, singer, conductor and composer (died 1777)
- February 8 – Václav Jan Kopřiva, composer (died 1789)
- February 11 – Egidio Duni, composer of opera comique (died 1775)
- February 25 – Felix Benda, composer (died 1768)
- April 6 – Georg Reutter II, composer of church music (died 1772)
- May 5 - Johann Adolf Scheibe, composer and critic (died 1776)
- June 19 – Johann Gottlieb Janitsch, composer (died 1763)
- date unknown
- April 19 - Angiola Teresa Moratori Scanabecchi, composer and painter (born 1662)
- May 13 – Giovanni Battista Draghi, composer and keyboardist (born c.1640)
- September 3 – Christian Liebe, organist and composer (born 1654)
- October 1 – John Blow, composer (born 1649)
- date unknown