1579 in music

List of years in music (table)

EventsEdit

PublicationsEdit

  • Costanzo Antegnati – First book of masses for four voices (Brescia: Vincenzo Sabbio)
  • Ippolito Baccusi
    • First book of motets, for five, six, and eight voices (Venice: Francesco Rampazatto)
    • Third book of madrigals for six voices (Venice: Angelo Gardano)
  • Joachim a Burck (March 21) – Ein christlich Lied... (Mühlhausen: George Hantzsch)
  • Johannes de CleveCantiones seu harmoniae sacrae for four, five, six, seven, eight, and ten voices (Augsburg: Philipp Ulhard & Andreas Reinheckel)
  • Nicolao Dorati – First book of madrigals for six voices (Venice: Angelo Gardano)
  • Giovanni Dragoni – Third book of madrigals for five voices (Venice: heirs of Girolamo Scotto)
  • Placido FalconioPsalmodia vespertina for four voices (Brescia: Vincenzo Sabbio)
  • Stefano Felis – First book of madrigals for six voices (Venice: Angelo Gardano)
  • Eucharius HoffmannVyff geistlike olde Ostergesenge for four voices (Rostock: Augustin Ferber)
  • Fernando de las Infantas
    • Sacrarum varii styli cantionum tituli Spiritus sancti, book three, for six voices (Venice: heirs of Girolamo Scotto)
    • Plura modulationum genera (Venice: Girolamo Scotto), a book of counterpoint exercises
  • Marc'Antonio Ingegneri – Second book of madrigals for four voices (Venice: Angelo Gardano)
  • Ondřej Chrysoponus JevíčskýBicinia nova (Prague: Georg Nigrinus)
  • Orlando di LassoCorona di Madrigali
  • Giovanni de Macque – Madrigals for four, five, and six voices (Venice: Angelo Gardano)
  • Claudio Merulo – First book of madrigals for four voices (Venice: Angelo Gardano)
  • Philippe de Monte
    • Missa Benedicta es for six voices (Antwerp: Christophe Plantin)
    • Fifth book of motets for five voices (Venice: heirs of Girolamo Scotto)
  • Benedetto Pallavicino – First book of madrigals for four voices (Venice: Angelo Gardano)

BirthsEdit

  • date unknownJohn Amner, composer and choirmaster at Ely Cathedral (died 1641)
  • probableMelchior Franck, composer (died 1639)

DeathsEdit