Johann Gottfried Schicht

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Johann Gottfried Schicht

Johann Gottfried Schicht (29 September 1753 – 16 February 1823) was a German composer and conductor.

Schicht was born in Reichenau, in the Electorate of Saxony, and studied from 1776 at the Leipzig Rechtswissenschaft. He was the conductor of the Gewandhausorchester from 1785 to 1810, and then the cantor of the Thomanerchor until 1823, when he died, aged 69, in Leipzig.

His most important work is a great choirbook from 1819. Besides that, he wrote masses, motets, cantatas, a setting of the 100th Psalm, four Te deums, one piano concerto, sonatas and capriccio.

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