ⓘ 1703 in music

                                     

ⓘ 1703 in music

  • George Frideric Handel gives up his legal studies at the University of Halle for a music course at Hamburg.
  • Jakob Greber makes his London debut as a theatre composer.
  • Alessandro Scarlatti becomes Maestro di Cappella at Santa Maria Maggiore in Rome.
  • Antonio Vivaldi starts composing for the Ospedale della Pietà in Venice.
  • Nicolas Bernier publishes his first cantatas, the earliest in the French language.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach accepts post of Organist at the New Church in Arnstadt August 1703.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach gets a job as a violinist and lackey at the lesser court in Weimar.
                                     

1. Classical music

  • Concerto and Fugue in C minor, BWV 909
  • Denket doch, ihr Menschenkinder, BWV 1122
  • Wo Gott zum Haus nicht gibt sein Gunst, BWV 1123
  • Johann Sebastian Bach
  • Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ, BWV 1124
  • O Gott, du frommer Gott, BWV 1125
  • Henricus Albicastro – 6 Violin Sonatas, Op.5
  • Abraham ou le sacrifice dIsaac
  • Judith ou la mort dHolopherne
  • Giovanni Bononcini – Proteo sul Reno
  • Sebastien de Brossard
  • Andreas Heinrich Schultze – 6 Recorder Sonatas
  • Louis Marchand – Pieces de clavecin, Livre 2
  • Andrew Parcham – Recorder Sonata in G major
  • Antonio Caldara – La castità al cimento
  • George Frideric Handel – Keyboard Sonata in C major, HWV 577
  • Andre Campra – Motets, Livre 3
  • François Couperin – Quatre versets dun motet sacred music
  • Alessandro Scarlatti – S. Casimiro, re di Polonia
  • Gaspard Corrette – Messe du 8e Ton pour l’Orgue
  • Christian Liebe – Machet die Tore weit
                                     

2. Opera

  • Antonio Caldara
  • Gli equivoci del sembiante
  • Farnace
  • Domenico Scarlatti – Il Giustino
  • Antonio Quintavalle – Il trionfo damore
  • Francesco Gasparini – Amor della patria
                                     

3. Births

  • 27 October – Johann Gottlieb Graun, composer and violinist died 1771
  • 29 January – Carlmann Kolb, priest, organist and composer died 1765
  • 20 January – Joseph-Hector Fiocco, composer and violinist died 1741
  • John Travers, organist and composer died 1758
  • date unknown
  • Jean-Marie Leclair the younger, composer died 1777
  • John Frederick Lampe, musician died 1751
                                     

4. Deaths

  • March 31 – Johann Christoph Bach, organist and composer born 1642
  • October 3 – Alessandro Melani, composer b. 1639
  • September 14 – Gilles Jullien, composer and organist born 1639
  • November 30 – Nicolas de Grigny, organist and composer born 1672
  • probable – Jacek Rozycki, composer born c.1635