Johann Christian Schickhardt was a German composer and woodwind player. Schickhardt was born in Braunschweig (Brunswick) and received his musical education at the Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel court under the patronage of Augustus William, third son and heir of Anthony Ulrich, Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel.Schickhardt’s compositions include sonatas for solo recorder and basso continuo (op. 1 and op. 17) as well as trio sonatas for two recorders and basso continuo (op. 16). Besides these, there are also compositions that stand between the chamber and larger scale concert music styles, e.g., his op. 19, 6 concertos (C,d,G,F,e,c) for four recorders and basso continuo and his six sonatas (Op. 22) for 2 recorders, oboe, and basso continuo. Some short works by Schickhardt can also be found in the The Compleat Tutor to the Hautboy, an oboe tutor published by Walsh and Hare about 1715.[Additionally, Schickhardt wrote a recorder concerto in G minor and L’Alphabet de la musique (op. 30, c. 1735), which contains sonatas in all 24 keys.