1602 in music

Francesco Cavalli (born Pietro Francesco Caletti-Bruni 14 February 1602 – 14 January 1676) was an Italian composer of the early Baroque period. He took the name "Cavalli" from his patron, Venetian nobleman Federico Cavalli.
List of years in music (table)



  • February – Giulio CacciniLe nuove musiche [1] (The New Music), published in Florence
  • Agostino AgazzariSacrae cantiones, book 1 (Rome: Aloysio Zannetti)
  • Gregor AichingerDivinae laudes ex floridis Jacobi Pontani potissimum decerptae (Augsburg: Officina Praetoriana), settings of selections from the Floridorum of Jacobus Pontanus [fr], for three voices
  • Felice Anerio
    • Second book of Sacri hymni et cantica (Rome: Aloysio Zannetti)
    • Second book of madrigals for six voices (Rome: Luigi Zannetti)
  • Giammateo Asola
  • Ippolito BaccusiPsalmi qui diebus festivus a Sancta Romana Ecclesia in vesperis decantari solent for five voices (Venice: Ricciardo Amadino)
  • Giovanni Bassano – First book of madrigals and canzonettas for soprano or bass voice with lute or other plucked instrument (Venice: Giacomo Vincenti)
  • Lodovico Bellanda – First book of madrigals for five voices (Venice: Ricciardo Amadino)
  • Aurelio Bonelli – First book of ricercars and canzonas for four voices (Venice: Angelo Gardano)
  • Christoph DemantiusTrias precum vespertinarum for four, five, and six voices and instruments (Nuremberg: Catharina Dieterich for Konrad Agricola), a collection of music for Vespers
  • Scipione Dentice – Fourth book of madrigals for five voices (Naples: Antonio Pace)
  • Stefano Felis – Ninth book of madrigals for five voices (Venice: Giacomo Vincenti)
  • Melchior Franck
    • Musicalischer Bergkreyen for four voices (Nuremberg: Konrad Baur), a collection of secular partsongs
    • Farrago for six voices (Nuremberg: Katharina Dieterich), a collection of secular partsongs
    • Contrapuncti composti for four voices (Nurember: Konrad Baur), a collection of psalms and other church songs in German
  • Marco da Gagliano – First book of madrigals for five voices (Venice: Angelo Gardano)
  • Bartholomäus GesiusEin Gesang Vom Lob und Preiß der Edlenfreyen Kunst Musica for six voices (Frankfurt an der Oder: Friedrich Hartmann), a song in praise of Music
  • Pierre GuédronAirs de cours for four and five voices (Paris: Ballard)
  • Claude Le Jeune – First book of psalms for three voices (Paris: widow of R. Ballard)
  • Alonso Lobo – First book of masses (Madrid: Joannes Flandre)
  • Duarte LoboOpuscula Natalitiae noctis responsoria for four and eight voices (Antwerp: Plantin), a collection of liturgical music
  • Tomaso Pecci – Madrigals for five voices (Venice: Angelo Gardano), also contains two pieces by Mariano Tantucci
  • Andreas Pevernage – Masses for five, six, and seven voices (Antwerp: Pierre Phalèse), published posthumously
  • Costanzo PortaHymnodia sacra for four voices (Venice: Angelo Gardano), a collection of hymns for the whole year
  • Hieronymus Praetorius – Magnificats for eight voices (Hamburg: Philip von Ohr)
  • Orfeo Vecchi
    • Third book of masses for five voices (Milan: Agostino Tradate)
    • La Donna vestita di sole, coronata di stelle, calcante la luna (Milan: the heirs of Simon Tini & Giovanni Francesco Besozzi), a madrigal cycle
  • Lodovico Grossi da ViadanaCento concerti ecclesiastici (One Hundred Church Concertos), the first major publication to make extensive use of figured bass





  1. ^ Le nuove musiche was published in 1602 per the Gregorian calendar. Some sources list 1601, based on the Julian calendar, as the publication date.