1694 in music
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The year 1694 in music involved some significant events.
- Musician Johannes Kelpius and his group of "mystics" arrive at the Wissahickon Creek in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, bringing instruments that became an integral part of their church life.
- The semi-opera The Rape of Europa by Jupiter, with music by John Eccles and text by Peter Anthony Motteux, is staged in London.
Published popular music
- It is hypothesised that Pachelbel's Canon was composed (but not published) at this time for one of his students, Johann Christoph Bach, for his wedding day.
- Tomaso Albinoni – 12 Sonata a tre (Op. 1)
- Dieterich Buxtehude – VII suonate, op. 1 (date of publication unknown, but the print is listed in book fair catalogues of 1694)
- Arcangelo Corelli – Op. 4, 12 trio sonatas
- Henry Purcell – Music for the Funeral of Queen Mary for Mary II of England
- Johann Paul von Westhoff – Sonate a Violino solo con basso continuo
- Tomaso Albinoni – Zenobia, Regina de' Palmireni
- John Eccles – Macbeth
- Francesco Gasparini – Il Roderico
- Johann Philipp Krieger – Hercules unter denen Amazonen
- Alessandro Scarlatti – Pirro e Demetrio, premièred in Naples
- July 4 – Louis-Claude Daquin, composer (died 1772)
- August 5 – Leonardo Leo, composer (died 1744)
- September 5 – František Václav Míča, conductor and composer (died 1744)
- date unknown – Pierre-Claude Foucquet, organist and harpsichordist (died 1772)
- March 11 – Jean-Nicolas Geoffroy, organist and harpsichordist (born 1633)
- May 1 – Maria Elisabeth Lämmerhirt, wife of Johann Ambrosius Bach and mother of Johann Sebastian Bach (born 1644)
- May 17 – Johann Michael Bach, composer, brother of Johann Christoph Bach (born 1648)
- October 12 – Delphin Strungk, organist and composer (born 1600/1601)
- December 20 – Erasmus Finx, hymn-writer (born 1627)
- date unknown – René Ouvrard, writer and composer (born 1624)