On This Day

1604 in Music

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 4 Jacob Balde, German jesuit/barok conductor (Jephthe)
  • Mar 19 Johan IV, composer/king of Portugal (1640-56)
  • Jul 8 Heinrich Albert, German composer (Arien oder Melodien)
  • Nov 15 Davis Mell, English composer, born in Wilton (d. 1662)
  • Dec 7 Ambrosius Reiner, German composer, born in Altdorf, Weingarten, W├╝rttemberg (d. 1672)

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 17 Santino Garsi da Parma, Italian composer, dies at 61
  • May 4 Claudio Merulo, Italian organist and composer, dies at 71
  • Aug 31 Giovanale Ancina, composer, dies at 58
  • Sep 17 Lucas Osiander, German composer, dies at 69