1727 in music
The year 1727 in music involved some significant events.
- April 11 – Johann Sebastian Bach gives the première of his St Matthew Passion BWV 244b (BC D 3a) at St. Thomas Church, Leipzig
- Farinelli performs at Bologna, where he meets his mentor, Antonio Bernacchi.
- The Davidov-Morrini, ex General Dupont and Holroyd violins are made by Antonio Stradivari.
- Johann Adolph Hasse arrives in Venice.
- Louis-Claude Daquin is appointed organist at St Paul's in Paris.
- Agostino Steffani visits Italy for the last time, and meets Handel at the palace of Cardinal Ottoboni in Rome.
- George Frideric Handel is commissioned to write four anthems for the coronation ceremony of King George II of Great Britain.
- George Frideric Handel – Zadok the Priest (one of the four Coronation Anthems he wrote in 1727)
- Antonio Vivaldi – La Cetra (The lyre) (Op. 9), 2 violin concertos and 1 for 2 violins, published in Amsterdam
- Antonio Bioni – Attalo ed Arsinoe
- George Frideric Handel
- Leonardo Leo – Il Cid
- Benedetto Marcello – Arianna
- Nicola Porpora – Ezio
- Antonio Vivaldi
- February 25 – Armand-Louis Couperin, organist, harpsichordist and composer (died 1789)
- March 9 – Johann Gottlieb Preller, cantor and composer (died 1786)
- March 14 – Johann Gottlieb Goldberg, harpsichordist, organist and composer (died 1756)
- March 30 – Tommaso Traetta, composer (died 1779)
- April 5 – Pasquale Anfossi, opera composer (died 1797)
- April 29 – Jean-Georges Noverre, a founder of modern ballet (died 1810)
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