Johann Georg Ebeling

EBELING, Johann Georg. b. Lüneberg, 8 July 1637; d. Stettin, 4 December 1676. He was the son of a bookseller and studied at the Johanneum. He also received a sound musical education at the Johanniskirche from the Cantor, Michael Jacobi. While studying at the Helmstadt University (1658-60), his musical talents were sponsored by Christian Ludwig. After spending time at the Collegium Musicum in Hamburg (1660-2), he took himself to Berlin in 1662 where he took on the post of Cantor at St Nicholas Church, succeeding Johann Crüger*. Here he also became acquainted with Paul Gerhardt*, who had been working at the church as deacon since 1657. Ebeling liked Berlin and, in spite of being offered an...

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