1540s in music

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The decade of the 1540s in music (years 1540–1549) involved some significant compositions.

Events[edit]

Bands formed[edit]

Publications[edit]

1540[edit]

1541[edit]

  • Gian Domenico del Giovane da Nola – Canzone villanesche a3, books 1 and 2.

1542[edit]

1543[edit]

1544[edit]

  • Hans Neusidler – three books of lute music: Das erst Buch: ein newes Lautenbüchlein, Das ander Buch: ein new künstlich Lautten Buch, and Das dritt Buch: ein new künstlich Lauten Buch.

1545[edit]

1546[edit]

  • Giovan Thomaso di Maio – Canzone villanesche a3, book 1.

1547[edit]

1549[edit]

  • Claude Goudimel – book of chansons.
  • Hans Neusidler – Das ander Buch: ein new künstlich Lauten Buch
  • Gian Domenico del Giovane da Nola – Motets for five voices.

Sacred music[edit]

1541[edit]

1542[edit]

Births[edit]

1540[edit]

1542[edit]

1545[edit]

1546[edit]

  • date unknownLuca Bati, Italian composer (died 1608)

1549[edit]

  • December 9 – Costanzo Antegnati – Italian organ builder, organist, and composer
  • date unknownKaspar Ulenberg, German theologian, poet, and composer (died 1617)

Deaths[edit]