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1618 in music

Summary
The year 1618 in music involved some significant events. Events *May 23 – Beginning of the Thirty Years' War (1618–1648), which will disrupt German musical establishments, and will affect the nature of the music composed by those who endured the widespread devastation, famine, and disease of this period.
  • The first Zildjian cymbals are made. *Robert Ballard becomes lutenist and composer at the court of King Louis XIII of France. *Michael East is choirmaster at Lichfield Cathedral.
Publications *Sebastián Aguilera de Heredia – Magnificats for four, five, six, and eight voices (Zaragoza: Petrus Cabarte) *Gregorio Allegri – Concerti, vol. 1 *Giovanni Francesco Anerio – Fifth book of sacrarum cantionum (Rome: Giovanni Battista Robletti) *Francesca Caccini – First book of music for one and two voices (Florence: Zanobi Pignoni) *Johannes Vodnianus Campanus – Sacrarum odarum libri duo (Two books of sacred odes) for four voices (Prague: Johann Schönfeld), book one co
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