1659 in music
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The year 1659 in music involved some significant events.
- Final printing of Parthenia, the first printed collection of music for keyboard in Britain.
- Fray García de San Francisco founds a Catholic mission in what is now El Paso, Texas, making him perhaps the first music teacher in the future United States.
- Giovanni Battista Granata – Soavi concenti di sonate musicali per la chitarra spagnuola..., a collection of guitar music, published in Bologna
- Anthoni van Noordt – Tabulatuur-boeck van psalmen en fantasyen (Tablature-book of psalms and fantasies), a collection of organ music, published in Amsterdam
- January 17 – Antonio Veracini, violinist and composer
- September 10 – Henry Purcell, composer
- date unknown – Matteo Goffriller, cello maker
- April 15 – Simon Dach, hymn-writer (born 1605)
- date unknown – Giovanni Francesco Busenello, opera librettist
- Parthenia, The Harrow Replicas, Chiswick Press, London 1942
- Burk, Meierhoff and Phillips, pg. 50
- Johnson, Victoria, Backstage at the Revolution: How the Royal Paris Opera Survived the End of the Old Regime (University of Chicago Press, 2008), p.102