1636 in music
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The year 1636 in music involved some significant events.
- January – Johann Erasmus Kindermann is ordered to return to Nuremberg to become second organist of Frauenkirche.
- February 23 or 24 – The masque, Triumphs of the Prince d'Amour, by William Davenant, is performed, with music composed by brothers Henry and William Lawes.
- Vittoria Aleotti becomes prioress of the Augustinian convent of St. Vito, Ferrara, Italy.
- King Charles I and Queen Henrietta Maria visit Oxford University in August. They are entertained with plays, two of which — William Strode's The Floating Island and William Cartwright's The Royal Slave — feature music by Henry Lawes.
- Heinrich Schütz – Kleine geistliche Konzerte (Small Sacred Concertos), part 1