Johann Gottfried Schicht
German composer and conductorDied when: 69 years 140 days (832 months)
Star Sign: Libra
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.
He trained as a lawyer, studying from 1776 at Leipzig.He was the conductor of the Gewandhausorchester from 1785 to 1810, when he was succeeded by Johann Philipp Christian Schulz.
From 1810 Schicht served as 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.
He is believed to have been the editor of the first edition of Bach's motets.