1603 in music

The year 1603 in music involved some significant events.

List of years in music (table)



  • Agostino Agazzari
    • Sacrae laudes... liber secundus (Rome: Aloysio Zannetti)
    • Sacrarum cantionum... liber tertius (Rome: Aloysio Zannetti)
  • Gregor Aichinger
  • Costanzo Antegnati – Book 14: Missa Borromea, motets, and French chansons for three choirs (Venice: Angelo Gardano)
  • Adriano BanchieriFantasie o vero canzoni alla francese for organ and other musical instruments, for four voices (Venice: Ricciardo Amadino)
  • Giulio BelliPsalmi ad vesperas in totius anni festivitatibus (Vespers psalms for the feasts of the whole year) for six voices (Venice: Angelo Gardano), also includes three Magnificats
  • Sethus CalvisiusTricinia for three voices or instruments (Leipzig: Abraham Lamberg for Jacob Apel), a collection of sacred songs in German
  • Giovanni CroceDevotissime Lamentationi et Improperii per la Settimana Santa for four voices (Venice: Giacomo Vincenti), music for Holy Week
  • John DowlandThe third and last booke of songs or aires (London: Peter Short for Thomas Adams)
  • Johannes EccardHochzeitLied (Lasst uns singen) for four voices (Königsberg: Georg Osterberger), a wedding song
  • Christian ErbachMele sive cantiones sacrae ad modum canzonette ut vocant for four voices (Augsburg: Johann Praetorius)
  • Achille Falcone – Madrigals for five voices (Venice: Giacomo Vincenti), published posthumously
  • Stefano Felis – Second book of masses for six voices (Venice: Giacomo Vincenti)
  • Melchior Franck
    • Opusculum for four voices (Nuremberg: Konrad Baur), a collection of secular partsongs
    • Neuer Pavanen, Galliarden, unnd Intraden for four, five, and six voices (Coburg: Justus Hauck)
    • Noch ein ander Quodlibet dem Herrn Marx Weisen for four voices (Coburg: Justus Hauck)
  • Bartholomäus GesiusEnchiridium etlicher deutschen und lateinischen Gesengen for four voices (Frankfurt an der Oder: Friedrich Hartmann)
  • Carlo GesualdoSacrarum cantionum liber primus, 2 vols. (Naples: Costantino Vitale)
  • Claude Le JeuneLe printemps (The Spring) for two, three, four, five, six, seven, and eight voices (Paris: the widow of R. Ballard and his son Pierre Ballard), a collection of airs, published posthumously
  • Carolus LuythonSelectissimum sacrarum cantionum for six voices (Prague: Georg Nigrinus), a collection of motets)
  • Ascanio MayoneIl Primo libro di diversi capricci per sonare (Naples: Costantino Vitale), a collection of keyboard music
  • Rogier MichaelIntroitus Dominicorum dierum ac praecipuorum festorum for five voices (Leipzig: Abraham Lamberg), a collection of motets
  • Claudio MonteverdiIl quatro libro de madrigali a cinque voci di Claudio Monteverdi Maestro della Musica del Ser.mo Sig.r Duca di Mantova (Fourth book of madrigals for five voices) (Venice: Ricciardo Amadino)
  • Pomponio Nenna – Fifth book of madrigals for five voices (Naples: Giovanni Battista Sottile)
  • Giovanni Pierluigi da PalestrinaCantiones sacrae, published posthumously (Antwerp: Pierre Phalèse)
  • Benedetto Pallavicino – First book of masses (Venice: Ricciardo Amadino)
  • Tomaso Pecci
  • Peter Philips – Second book of madrigals for six voices (Antwerp: Pierre Phalèse)
  • Orfeo Vecchi
    • First book of Magnificats for five voices (Milan: Agostino Tradate)
    • First book of motets for four voices (Milan: Agostini Tradate)
    • Cantiones sacrae for six voices (Antwerp: Pierre Phalèse)

Classical musicEdit


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  1. ^ Palisca, Claude V. (1991) [1968]. Baroque Music. Prentice Hall History of Music (3rd ed.). Englewood Cliffs: Prentice Hall. p. 301. ISBN 0-13-058496-7.