1605 in music

The year 1605 in music involved some significant events.

List of years in music (table)


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  • Gregor AichingerPsalm 50 Miserere mei for eight, nine, ten, eleven, and twelve voices (Munich: Nikolaus Heinrich)
  • Giammateo Asola – Madrigals for six voices (Venice: Ricciardo Amadino)
  • Ippolito BaccusiLe Vergini d'Ippolito Baccusi: second book of madrigals for three voices (Venice: Ricciardo Amadino), contains settings of text from Petrarch's Vergine bella [it]
  • Ludovico Balbi – Masses and motets for eight voices (Venice: Angelo Gardano), published posthumously, also includes a Te Deum
  • Adriano Banchieri
    • Barca di Venezia per Padova [it], second book of madrigals for five voices, Op. 12 (Venice: Ricciardo Amadino)
    • L'Organo suonarino, Op. 13 (Venice: Ricciardo Amadino), a collection of organ music and instructions for playing organ during mass[1]
  • Giulio BelliCompieta, mottetti, & letanie della Madonna for eight voices (two choirs with continuo) (Venice: Angelo Gardano)
  • William ByrdGradualia, book one, for three, four, and five voices (London: Thomas East)
  • Sethus CalvisiusDer Psalter Davids Gesangweis for four voices (Leipzig), a setting of the Becker Psalter
  • Antonio Cifra – First book of madrigals for five voices (Rome: Luigi Zannetti)
  • Giovanni Croce – Magnificats for eight voices (Venice: Giacomo Vincenti)
  • Giacomo FinettiCompletorium for five voices (Venice: Ricciardo Amadino), music for Compline
  • Melchior FranckDeutsche Weltliche Gesäng und Täntze (German Secular Songs and Dances), Part 2, for four voices (Coburg)
  • Andrea Gabrieli
    • Canzoni alla francese et ricercari ariosi (Venice: Angelo Gardano), fifth book of his organ music, published posthumously
    • Canzoni alla francese per sonar, sopra stromenti da tasti (Venice: Angelo Gardano), sixth and final book of his organ music, published posthumously
  • Marco da Gagliano – Third book of madrigals for five voices (Venice: Angelo Gardano)
  • Bartholomäus GesiusChristliche Hauß und Tisch Musica (Christian House and Table Music) for four voices (Wittenberg: Lorenz Seuberlich for Paul Helwig)
  • Ruggiero Giovannelli – First book of madrigals for three voices (Venice: Angelo Gardano)
  • Tobias HumeThe first part of ayres (London: John Windet), a collection of songs accompanied by one or two viols
  • Johannes LippiusFuga a 4 (Strasburg)
  • Duarte Lobo – Magnificat for four voices (Antwerp: Plantin)
  • Claudio Merulo – Third book of madrigals for six voices (Venice: Angelo Gardano), published posthumously
  • Simone Molinaro
    • First book of Magnificats for four voices (Milan: Simon Tini & Filippo Lomazzo)
    • Concerti ecclesiastici for two and four voices (Venice: Ricciardo Amadino)
  • Claudio MonteverdiIl quinto libro de madrigali a cinque voci di Claudio Monteverdi Maestro della Musica del Serenissimo Sig.r Duca di Mantoa, col basso continuo per il Clavicembano, Chittarone, od altro simile istromento; fatto particolarmente per li sei ultimi, per li altri a beneplacito (Fifth book of madrigals for five voices) (Venice: Ricciardo Amadino)
  • Benedetto PallavicinoSacrae dei laudes... (Venice: Ricciardo Amadino)
  • Francis PilkingtonThe first booke of songs or ayres of 4. parts (London: Thomas Este)
  • Costanzo Porta
    • Psalmodia vespertina for eight voices (Venice: Angelo Gardano), a collection of vespers psalms for every solemnity along with four Magnificats
    • Motets for five voices (Venice: Angelo Gardano)
  • Michael PraetoriusMusae Sionae, Part 1
  • Enrico Antonio Radesca – First book of canzonettas, madrigals and arie alla romana for two voices (Milan: Simon Tini & Filippo Lomazzo)
  • Tomás Luis de VictoriaOfficium Defunctorum, sex vocibus, in obitu et obsequiis sacrae imperatricis

Classical musicEdit


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  1. ^ Bonta, Stephen (Spring 1969). "The Uses of the 'Sonata de Chiesa'". Journal of the American Musicological Society. Richmond, Va.: American Musicological Society. 22 (1): 56. doi:10.2307/830812. ISSN 0003-0139. JSTOR 830812.