1672 in music
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The year 1672 in music involved some significant events.
- March – Jean-Baptiste Lully quarrels with his regular collaborator, the playwright Molière, who brings in Marc-Antoine Charpentier to replace him.
- Arcangelo Corelli visits Paris, where he incurs the jealousy of Jean-Baptiste Lully.
- John Banister organizes Europe’s first major public concert series at Whitefriars in London.
Published popular music
- New Court Songs
- Jean-Baptiste Lully – Marche
- Antonio Draghi – Gl'atomi d'Epicuro
- Juan Hidalgo de Polanco – La estatua de Prometeo
- Antonio Masini – Achille in Siro
- Giovanni Maria Pagliardi – Caligula delirante
- Antonio Sartorio – Adelaide
- January 16 – Francesco Mancini, composer (died 1737)
- March 21 – Stefano Benedetto Pallavicino, librettist for Agostino Steffani, Antonio Lotti and others (died 1742)
- April 6 – André-Cardinal Destouches, French composer of opera (died 1749)
- June 11 – Francesco Antonio Bonporti, priest and composer (died 1748)
- September 8 (baptized) – Nicolas de Grigny, organist (died 1703)
- December 21 – Benjamin Schmolck, hymn-writer (died 1737)
- date unknown – Carlo Agostino Badia, opera composer (died 1738)
- January – Denis Gaultier, lutenist and composer (born 1603)
- June 17 – Orazio Benevoli, composer (born 1605)
- July 13 – Henry Cooke, actor, singer and composer (born 1616)
- November 6 – Heinrich Schütz, composer (born 1585)
- December 17 – Giovanni Antonio Boretti, composer
- date unknown
- probable – François Dufault, lutenist and composer (born c.1604)
- Jan Clarke, "From the Palais-Royal to the Guénégaud: Life after Molière". Accessed 28 February 2013
- Penny Cyclopedia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (1837), vol 8, p468. Accessed 28 February 2013
- Index of Poems Contained within New Court Songs 1672. Accessed 28 February 2013