1668 in music
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The year 1668 in music involved some significant events.
- Dietrich Buxtehude becomes organist at the Marienkirche in Lübeck.
- Joseph Haines joins the troupe of performers at Hatton Garden, London.
- Antonio Draghi is appointed to the court of Leopold I, Holy Roman Emperor, at Vienna.
- Thomas Tomkins' Musica Deo Sacra is published posthumously by his son, Nathaniel.
- Richard Duckworth's Tintinnalogia, or, the Art of Ringing, the first work on change ringing, is compiled and published complete by Fabian Stedman in London.
- Gaspar de Verlit – Missae et motettae nec non quator antiphonae B. Mariae Virginis, vol. 2
- November 10 – François Couperin, French organist and composer (died 1733)
- November 27 – Pantaleon Hebenstreit, German dance teacher, musician, composer and inventor of the pantalon (died 1750)
- date unknown – John Eccles, English composer (died 1735)
- April 7 – Sir William Davenant, English poet and playwright, author of The Siege of Rhodes, considered the first opera in English (born 1606)
- October 23 – Giovanni Rovetta, Venetian composer (born 1596)
- December 2 – Albertus Bryne, English composer and organist (born 1621)
- Eisel, John C. (September 2014). "Stedman, Fabian (bap. 1640, d. 1713)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/68907. Retrieved 2015-04-23. (subscription or UK public library membership required)
- Hyperion Records: John Eccles. Accessed 21 February 2013