Johann Rudolf Ahle

AHLE, Johann Rudolf. b. Mühlhausen, Thuringia, 24 December 1625, d. Mühlhausen, 9 July 1673. Ahle began his education at the Gymnasium at Mühlhausen, moved ca. 1643 to Göttingen, and started to study theology at Erfurt University in 1645. Nothing is known of his musical training in these years, but during his university years he took up the office of Kantor at the school and church of St. Andreas in Erfurt (1646). Ahle returned to Mühlhausen in 1650, where he became organist at St. Blasius in 1654. He enjoyed a high reputation as both an organist and a composer. Having predominantly published technically fastidious sacred concertos until the death of his publisher Johann Birckner in 1657,...

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