1702 in music
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The year 1702 in music involved some significant events.
- Johann Sebastian Bach leaves Lüneburg.
- Georg Philipp Telemann becomes director of Leipzig opera, and founds Leipzig Collegium Musicum.
- 17-year-old George Frideric Handel succeeds his teacher Friedrich Wilhelm Zachow as organist at Halle.
- Alessandro Scarlatti leaves Naples and seeks the patronage of Prince Ferdinando de' Medici.
Published popular music
- Tavern Bilkers, burlesque by John Weaver
- Giovanni Henrico Albicastro – Sonate a violino solo col basso continuo
- Friedrich Nicolaus Brauns – St John Passion (formerly attributed to Reinhard Keiser)
- Marc-Antoine Charpentier – Judicium Salomonis, performed for the opening of the French parliament
- Johann Caspar Ferdinand Fischer – Ariadne musica
- Francesco Scarlatti – Psalm 110 (Dixit dominus)
- Francisco Valls – Missa Scala Aretina
- January 6 – José de Nebra, composer (died 1768)
- February 7 – Carl August Thielo, composer (died 1763)
- February 27 – Johann Valentin Görner, composer (died 1762)
- March 5 – Michael Mietke II, German harpsichord maker (died 1754)
- March 13 – Burkat Shudi, Swiss-born harpsichord maker (died 1773)
- March 27 – Johann Ernst Eberlin, composer (died 1762)
- July 22 – Alessandro Besozzi, oboist and composer (died 1793)
- date unknown – Antoine Gilis, composer (died 1781)
- July 6 – Nicolas Lebègue, French harpsichordist, composer and organist (born 1632)
- July 16 – Étienne Loulié, musician, pedagogue and musical theorist (born 1654)
- September 17 – Olaus Rudbeck, composer (born 1630)
- December – José de Cascante, organist and composer (born 1646)