1625–1673

Introduction

Born: De­cem­ber 24, 1625, Mühl­hau­sen, Thu­rin­gia, Ger­ma­ny.

Died: Ju­ly 8, 1673, Mühl­hau­sen, Thu­rin­gia, Ger­ma­ny.

Buried: Divi-Bla­sii-Kirche, Mühl­haus­en, Ger­ma­ny.

Biography

Ahle be­gan stu­dy­ing the­o­lo­gy at the Un­i­ver­si­ty of Er­furt in 1645. In 1649, he ac­cep­ted an or­gan­ist po­si­tion in St. Bla­si­us Church in Mühl­hau­sen. He lat­er served on the town coun­cil there, and be­came may­or in 1661.

His son, Jo­hann Georg Ah­le, was also a hym­nist, and po­et laur­e­ate to Em­per­or Le­o­pold I.

Works

Ahle com­posed both voice and in­stru­ment­al works, in­clud­ing about 60 or­gan piec­es.

Sources

Music

Help Needed

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Ahle (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?