Johann Friedrich Doles
German composerDied when: 81 years 291 days (981 months)
Star Sign: Taurus
Johann Friedrich Doles (23 April 1715 – 8 February 1797) was a German composer and pupil of Johann Sebastian Bach.Doles was born in Steinbach-Hallenberg.
He attended the University of Leipzig.He was Kantor at the Leipzig Thomasschule, conducting the Thomanerchor from 1756 to 1789; in that year (1789) he directed the performance of Bach's motet Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied that reportedly made a deep impression on Mozart.
Doles wrote a manuscript treatise on singing which may preserve some elements of Bach's own methods.