1621 in music
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The year 1621 in music involved some significant events.
- January 6 – Andrea Salvadori's poem, "Donne musiche parlano dall'Inferno" (Women musicians speak from Hell) is performed at the court's Epiphany celebrations in 1621.
- August 3 – The masque The Gypsies Metamorphosed, written by Ben Jonson and designed by Inigo Jones, is performed for the first time; it is repeated twice more in August and September. The masque features the music of Nicholas Lanier.
- The San Bartolomeo Theater, the first opera house, opens in Naples.
- Thomas Ravenscroft – The Whole Booke of Psalmes
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- March 28 – Heinrich Schwemmer, German music teacher and composer (died 1696)
- February 15 – Michael Praetorius, composer and theorist (born 1571)
- March 28 – Ottavio Rinuccini, librettist (born 1562)
- June 21 – Kryštof Harant, nobleman, traveller, writer and composer (born 1564) (executed)
- August 23 – Antonio Il Verso, composer (born 1565)
- October 16 – Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck, composer, organist and teacher (born 1562)
- November 30 – Francesco Rasi, Italian singer and composer (born 1574)
- date unknown
- *Harness, Kelley Ann (2006). Echoes of Women's Voices: Music, Art, and Female Patronage in Early Modern Florence. University of Chicago Press. ISBN 0-226-31659-9, pp. 179-180
- Operaglass: List of composers