1642 in music

The year 1642 in music involved some significant events.

List of years in music (table)



  • Christoph DemantiusMorgenröthe for five voices (Freiberg: Georg Beuther), written for the funeral of Hedwig on May 30
  • Johannes Eccard & Johann Stobaeus – Part 1 of Der Preussischen Fest-Lieder/ vom Advent an biß Ostern (The Prussian Feast-day Songs: From Advent to Easter) for five, six, and eight voices (Elbing: Wendel Bodenhausen)
  • Claudio MonteverdiSelva morale e spirituale
  • Nicodemo Parisi – Messa e salmi concertati a 5 voci facili da cantarsi... (Venice: Bartolomeo Magni), collected by his brother, Filippo Parisi, and including two of his compositions
  • Johann RistDes Daphnis aus Cimbrien Galathee (Hamburg: Jacob Rebenlein), a collection of pastoral songs, music by Heinrich Pape

Popular musicEdit

Classical musicEdit

  • Cornelis PadbruéSynphonia in nuptias..., written for the wedding of Mathaeus Steyn and Maria van Napels





  1. ^ Timothy J. McGee, The Music of Canada (New York and London: W. W. Norton & Company, Inc., 1985): 13. ISBN 0-393-02279-X (cloth); ISBN 0-393-95376-9 (pbk).