Year 1604 in Music History

Musicians Born in 1604

  • Jan 4 Jacob Balde, German jesuit/barok conductor (Jephthe)
  • Mar 19 Johan IV, King of Portugal (1640-56), composer, and musicologist, born at Ducal Palace of Vila Viçosa, Vila Viçosa, Portugal (d. 1656)
  • Jul 8 Heinrich Albert, German composer (Arien oder Melodien)
  • Nov 15 Davis Mell, British violinist, composer, and clockmaker, born in Wilton, England (d. 1662)
  • Dec 7 Ambrosius Reiner, German composer, born in Altdorf, Weingarten, Württemberg (d. 1672)

Musicians Who Died in 1604

  • 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, Italian priest and composer, dies of purported poisoning at 58
  • Sep 17 Lucas Osiander, German composer, dies at 69