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1607 in music

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The year 1607 in music involved some significant events. Events *January 6 – Lord Hay's Masque is performed at Whitehall Palace, with music by Thomas Campion and other composers. *February 24 – Première of Claudio Monteverdi's opera L'Orfeo, with libretto by Alessandro Striggio the Younger, at the Ducal Palace of Mantua. *March 1 – Francesco Gonzaga writes that the Duke of Mantua is pleased with Monteverdi's L'Orfeo and that the work had "been to the great satisfaction of all who heard it". Its second performance takes place on this date. *Fourteen-year-old Girolamo Frescobaldi is appointed organist at the church of Santa Maria in Trastevere in Rome, thanks to his patron Guido Bentivoglio. *Francesca Caccini marries Giovanni Battista Signorini. Publications *Agostino Agazzari **First book of madrigaletti for three voices (Venice: Ricciardo Amadino) **Second book of madrigaletti for three voices (Venice: Ricciardo Amadino) *Gregor Aichinger **Cantiones ecclesia
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