Joseph Ahrens (April 17, 1904 in Sommersell – December 21, 1997 in Berlin) was a German composer and organist. Ahrens received early training in organ and choral music, and studied at the Berlin Staatlich Akademie für Kirchen- und Schulmusik from 1925 to 1928 under Alfred Sittard, Max Seiffert, and Wilhelm Middelschulte. In 1928 he became a docent at the school. Between 1931 and 1940 Ahrens was the organist for the Berliner Philharmoniker, simultaneously serving as the organist for the Cathedral of St. Hedwig after 1934. From 1945 to 1957 he was organist at the Salvatorkirche in Berlin-Wilmersdorf. Taking a professorship in church music at the Berlin Hochschule für Musik in 1945, he remained there until 1969, serving as deputy director from 1954 to 1958.

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  • Joseph Johannes Clemens Ahrens (* 17. April 1904 in Sommersell; † 21. Dezember 1997 in Berlin) war ein deutscher Komponist und Organist. (de)
  • Joseph AhrensFichier:Defaut.svg Joseph Ahrens est un organiste et compositeur allemand, né le 17 avril 1904 à Sommersell en Rhénanie-du-Nord-Westphalie et mort le 21 décembre 1997 à Berlin. (fr)
  • Joseph Ahrens (17 kwietnia 1904 w Sommersell -21 grudnia 1997 w Berlinie) to niemiecki kompozytor. Tworzył głównie muzykę organową i kościelną. (pl)
  • Joseph Ahrens (April 17, 1904 in Sommersell – December 21, 1997 in Berlin) was a German composer and organist. Ahrens received early training in organ and choral music, and studied at the Berlin Staatlich Akademie für Kirchen- und Schulmusik from 1925 to 1928 under Alfred Sittard, Max Seiffert, and Wilhelm Middelschulte. In 1928 he became a docent at the school. Between 1931 and 1940 Ahrens was the organist for the Berliner Philharmoniker, simultaneously serving as the organist for the Cathedral of St. Hedwig after 1934. From 1945 to 1957 he was organist at the Salvatorkirche in Berlin-Wilmersdorf. Taking a professorship in church music at the Berlin Hochschule für Musik in 1945, he remained there until 1969, serving as deputy director from 1954 to 1958. Ahrens was a noted organ improviser. His compositions often combined elements of prior liturgical music styles (such as Gregorian chant) with modern techniques like dodecaphony. A large portion of his output is written for the Catholic Church. His daughter is the organist Sieglinde Ahrens. (en)
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  • Joseph Johannes Clemens Ahrens (* 17. April 1904 in Sommersell; † 21. Dezember 1997 in Berlin) war ein deutscher Komponist und Organist. (de)
  • Joseph AhrensFichier:Defaut.svg Joseph Ahrens est un organiste et compositeur allemand, né le 17 avril 1904 à Sommersell en Rhénanie-du-Nord-Westphalie et mort le 21 décembre 1997 à Berlin. (fr)
  • Joseph Ahrens (17 kwietnia 1904 w Sommersell -21 grudnia 1997 w Berlinie) to niemiecki kompozytor. Tworzył głównie muzykę organową i kościelną. (pl)
  • Joseph Ahrens (April 17, 1904 in Sommersell – December 21, 1997 in Berlin) was a German composer and organist. Ahrens received early training in organ and choral music, and studied at the Berlin Staatlich Akademie für Kirchen- und Schulmusik from 1925 to 1928 under Alfred Sittard, Max Seiffert, and Wilhelm Middelschulte. In 1928 he became a docent at the school. Between 1931 and 1940 Ahrens was the organist for the Berliner Philharmoniker, simultaneously serving as the organist for the Cathedral of St. Hedwig after 1934. From 1945 to 1957 he was organist at the Salvatorkirche in Berlin-Wilmersdorf. Taking a professorship in church music at the Berlin Hochschule für Musik in 1945, he remained there until 1969, serving as deputy director from 1954 to 1958. (en)
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