1680 in music
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The year 1680 in music involved some significant events.
- Arcangelo Corelli begins his friendship with Cristiano Farinelli.
- Antonio Stradivari sets up his own business in Cremona.
- John Blow is forced out of his job as organist at Westminster Abbey, to make room for Henry Purcell.
- Georg Muffat goes to Italy to study organ with Bernardo Pasquini.
- Johann Philipp Krieger becomes Kapellmeister of the court at Weissenfels.
- First record of the marimba in Guatemala.
Published popular music
- Pietro Simone Agostini – Il ratto delle Sabine
- Jean-Baptiste Lully – Proserpine
- Antonio Sartorio – La Flora
- Alessandro Scarlatti – L'honestà negli amori
- May 6 – Jean-Baptiste Stuck, cellist and composer (died 1755)
- November 18 (baptised) – Jean-Baptiste Loeillet, composer (died 1730)
- December 11 – Emanuele d'Astorga, composer (died 1736)
- date unknown – François Campion, guitarist and composer
- March – Johann Heinrich Schmelzer, violinist (born 1623)
- May 31 – Joachim Neander, hymn-writer (b. 1650)
- September 10 – Baldassare Ferri, castrato singer (born 1610)
- October 13
- December 10 – Marco Uccellini, violinist and composer
- December 30 – Antonio Sartorio, composer (born 1630)
- date unknown