- 1708 in music
The year 1708 in music involved some significant events.
Alessandro Scarlattireturns to Naples from Venice.
Johann Sebastian Bachbecomes organist and concert-master at the Weimarcourt.
Published popular music
*"Lyra Davidica" (hymns)
George Frederic Handel- "La Resurrezione" (The Resurrection) (oratorio)
André Campra- "Hippodamie"
George Frideric Handel
Nicola Porpora- "Aggripina"
January 26- William Hayes (composer), composer
February 8- Vaclav Jan Kopriva, composer
February 9- Egidio Romoaldo Duni, composer of opera comique
April 6- George Reuter, composer
April 8- Georg Reutter, composer of church music (died 1772)
June 19- Johann Gottlieb Janitsch, composer
November 4- Robert Praelisauer, composer
December 4- Marianus Konigsperger, composer
*"date unknown" -
Lavinia Fenton, actress, the original Polly Peachum (died 1760)
January 23- Thomas Bullis, composer
May 27- Jacques Danican Philidor, composer
August 4- Vincenzo De Grandis, composer
October 1- John Blow, composer (born 1649)
*"date unknown" -
Giovanni Battista Draghi, composer and keyboardist (born c. 1640)
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