1687 in music
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The year 1687 in music involved some significant events.
- January 30 – Louis XIV's entrance into the city hall inspires André Raison to write his offertory, subtitled "Vive le Roi de Parisiens" ("Long live the King of Parisians").
- During a performance of his own Te Deum, Jean-Baptiste Lully injures his foot with the point of his cane; this results in death from gangrene a few weeks later.
- Jean-Nicolas Francine, Lully's son-in-law, becomes director of the Paris Opera.
Published popular music
- John Blow – Ode for New Year's Day
- Giovanni Battista degli Antoni – Ricercate, Op. 1, one of the earliest examples of music for solo cello
- Giovanni Battista degli Antoni – Versetti per tutti li tuoni, tanto naturali, Op. 2, one of the largest Italian publications of liturgical organ versets of the era
- Antonio Draghi – La vendetta dell'onestà
- Giuseppe Fabrini – Lodovico
- Jean-Baptiste Lully, Pascal Collasse – Achille et Polyxène
- Bernardo Sabadini – Didio Giuliano
- February 1 – Johann Adam Birkenstock, violinist and composer (died 1733)
- June 7 – Gaetano Berenstadt, castrato singer (died 1734)
- October 12 – Sylvius Leopold Weiss, lutenist and composer (died 1750)
- November 23 – Jean Baptiste Senaillé, violinist and composer (died 1730)
- December 5 – Francesco Geminiani, composer (died 1762)
- December 26 – Johann Georg Pisendel, composer (died 1755)
- date unknown – Charles King, musician and composer
- March 22 – Jean-Baptiste Lully, composer (born 1632)
- March 28 – Constantijn Huygens, Dutch poet and composer (born 1596)
- April 25 – Johannes Caioni, priest, musician and organ repairer
- December 5 – Ercole Bernabei, composer (born 1622)
- date unknown