1541 in Music
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1541 in Music
1530s .1540s in music .1550s
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The decade of the 1540s in music (years 1540-1549) involved some significant compositions.

Events

  • 1540
    • 4 April - Cristobal Morales leaves the position of master of the choristers at the Chapel of the Papal Basilica in St. Peter's, Rome
    • 23 April - Thomas Tallis loses his job at Waltham Abbey due to the Dissolution of the Monasteries
    • 27 April - Gioseffo Zarlino is elected capellini and mansionario of the Scuola di San Francesco in Chioggia
    • 1 May - Ambrose Lupo is taken on as a musician and composer at the court of Henry VIII
    • 30 December - Jacques Arcadelt is appointed maestro di cappella at the Sistine chapel in Rome
    • December - Nicolas Gombert dismissed from his position at the court chapel of the Emperor, Charles V
  • 1541
    • 25 May - Cristobal Morales re-joined the Papal choir at St. Peter's, Rome
    • 15 July - Jacob Buus appointed second organist at the basilica of S Marco, Venice
  • 1542
  • 1543: Thomas Tallis becomes a Gentleman of the Chapel Royal in England.
    • 20 July Tielman Susato is granted a three-year privilege to print music in the Netherlands.
  • 1544
  • 1545
  • 1547
    • 6 May Waclaw of Szamotuly joined the Chapel Royal of Sigismund II Augustus of Poland in Vilnius.
    • 28 May Jacques Arcadelt reappointed maestro di cappella at the Sistine chapel.
    • 12 June Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina marries Lucrezia de Goris in his home town of Palestrina, Lazio.
    • 9 August Cristobal Morales leaves the position of maestro di cappella at Toledo Cathedral.
    • Bologna's first public theatre, the Teatro Della Sala, was opened. It burned down in 1623.

Bands formed

Publications

1540

1541

  • Gian Domenico del Giovane da Nola - Canzone villanesche a3, books 1 and 2.
  • Martin Agricola - Book of Protestant hymns Sangbuchlein, published in Wittenberg.
  • Jhan Gero - Il Primo Libro de Madrigali Italiani et Canzoni Francese a due voci, published in Venice.

1542

1543

1544

  • Hans Neusidler - three books of lute music: Das erst Buch: ein newes Lautenbüchlein, Das ander Buch: ein new künstlich Lautten Buch, and Das dritt Buch: ein new künstlich Lauten Buch.
  • Jacques Arcadelt - "Il Quinto Libro di Madrigali" for 4 voices published in Venice.
  • Jacquet de Berchem - "Ala Dolc'ombra de le Belle Frondi" published by Antonio Gardano in Venice.
  • Francesco Corteccia - "Libro Primo de Madrigali a Quattro Voce" published by Girolamo Scotto in Venice.
  • Georg Rhau - "Newe Deudsche Geistliche Gesenge" published in Wittemberg.
  • Cipriano de Rore - "Il secondo libro de madrigali" for 5 voices published in Venice.

1545

1546

  • Giovan Thomaso di Maio - Canzone villanesche a3, book 1.

1547

1549

  • Claude Goudimel - book of chansons.
  • Hans Neusidler - Das ander Buch: ein new künstlich Lauten Buch
  • Gian Domenico del Giovane da Nola - Motets for five voices.

Sacred music

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1542

1547

Births

1540

1541

1542

1543

1544

  • Maddelena Casulana, Italian composer, lutenist and singer. First female composer of the period to have her music printed and published.
  • Ivo de Vento, Flemish composer and organist. Died 1575.

1545

1546

  • date unknown - Luca Bati, Italian composer (died 1608)

1547

1549

Deaths


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