1659 in Music
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1659 in Music

The year 1659 in music involved some significant events.


  • Final printing of Parthenia, the first printed collection of music for keyboard in Britain.[1]
  • Fray García de San Francisco founds a Catholic mission in what is now El Paso, Texas, making him perhaps the first music teacher in the future United States.[2]


  • Giovanni Battista Granata - Soavi concenti di sonate musicali per la chitarra spagnuola..., a collection of guitar music, published in Bologna
  • Anthoni van Noordt - Tabulatuur-boeck van psalmen en fantasyen (Tablature-book of psalms and fantasies), a collection of organ music, published in Amsterdam

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  1. ^ Parthenia, The Harrow Replicas, Chiswick Press, London 1942
  2. ^ Burk, Meierhoff and Phillips, pg. 50
  3. ^ Johnson, Victoria, Backstage at the Revolution: How the Royal Paris Opera Survived the End of the Old Regime (University of Chicago Press, 2008), p.102

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