1724 in music
The year 1724 in music involved some significant musical events.
- Johann Sebastian Bach composes the Sanctus for his later Mass in B minor.
- John Frederick Lampe arrives in Britain.
- Joseph Bodin de Boismortier moves to Paris from Perpignan.
- Agostino Steffani is elected honorary president of the Academy of Antient Musick in London.
- Johann Adolph Hasse arrives in Naples.
- The Le Saraste violin is made by Antonio Stradivari (now owned by the Real Concervatorio Superior de Música in Madrid, Spain).
- In Rome, Domenico Scarlatti meets Farinelli and Johann Joachim Quantz.
- Marriage of the daughter of music publisher, Jean-Baptiste Christophe Ballard and printer François Boivin.
- Sébastien de Brossard's collection of manuscripts is bought by King Louis XV of France.
- Renatus Harris builds his last organ, that of St Dionis Backchurch in the City of London.
- 7 April Johann Sebastian Bach premieres his St John Passion (BWV 245, BC D 2a) at St. Nicholas Church, Leipzig.
- William Croft – Musica sacra
- Benedetto Marcello – Estro poetico-armonico: parafrasi sopra li primi venticinque salmi, vols. 1–4 (Venice: Appresso Domenico Lovisa)
- Johann Sebastian Bach
- Joseph Bodin de Boismortier – Les Quatre Saisons (cantata)
- François Couperin – L'Apothéose de Corelli
- Turlough O'Carolan – John Drury (composed for the wedding of a local couple, John Drury and Elizabeth Goldsmith)
- Jean-Philippe Rameau – Pieces de Clavessin
- George Frideric Handel – Giulio Cesare (Julius Caesar); Tamerlano (Tamburlaine), both first performed in London
- Leonardo Vinci – Turno Aricino
- Antonio Vivaldi – Il Giustino
- February 26 – Gottfried Heinrich Bach, mentally handicapped son of Johann Sebastian Bach (d. 1763)
- July 18 – Duchess Maria Antonia of Bavaria, composer, singer, harpsichordist and patron (d. 1780)
- August 28 – Diamante Medaglia Faini, Italian poet and composer (died 1770)
- August 29 – Giovanni Battista Casti, opera librettist (died 1803)
- September 14 – Ignaz Vitzthumb, composer and conductor (died 1816)
- October 1 – Giovanni Battista Cirri, cellist and composer (died 1808)
- December 8 – Claude Balbastre, organist, harpsichordist and composer (died 1799)
- date unknown – Joan Rossell, Catalan composer (died 1780)
- March 7 – Wolfgang Nicolaus Pertl, musician and grandfather of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
- May 21 – Antonio Salvi, librettist for Vivaldi (born 1664)
- June 7 (buried) – Johann Hugo von Wilderer, composer (born c.1670)
- June 24 – Johann Theile, singer and composer (born 1646)
- August 24 – Andreas Kneller, composer (born 1649)