On This Day

May 1880 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • May 21 Pablo Luna, Spanish composer (De España vengo), born in Alhama de Aragón, Spain (d. 1942)

Deaths in Music

  • May 9 Johann Hermann Berens, German composer, dies at 54
  • May 10 John Goss, English composer and organist (Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven), dies at 79
  • May 16 Karl August Krebs, composer, dies at 76
  • May 26 John Curwen, English Congregationalist minister and founder of Tonic sol-fa music system, dies at 63