Johann Pachelbel

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Johann Pachelbel
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German Baroque composer, organist and teacher, who brought the south German organ tradition to its peak (born August 1653, died March 6, 1706, both in Nürnberg (Nuremburg)).

He composed a large body of sacred and secular music, and his contributions to the development of the chorale prelude and fugue have earned him a place among the most important composers of the middle Baroque era.

Pachelbel's music enjoyed enormous popularity during his lifetime; he had many pupils and his music became a model for the composers of south and central Germany. Today, Pachelbel is best known for the Canon in D, the only canon he wrote - although a true canon at the unison in three parts, it is often regarded more as a passacaglia, and it is in this mode that it has been arranged and transcribed for many different media. In addition to the canon, his most well-known works include the Chaconne in F minor, the Toccata in E minor for organ, and the Hexachordum Apollinis, a set of keyboard variations.

Pachelbel's music was influenced by southern German composers, such as Johann Jakob Froberger and Johann Kaspar Kerll, Italians such as Girolamo Frescobaldi and Alessandro Poglietti, French composers, and the composers of the Nuremberg tradition. He preferred a lucid, uncomplicated contrapuntal style that emphasized melodic and harmonic clarity. His music is less virtuosic and less adventurous harmonically than that of Dieterich Buxtehude, although, like Buxtehude, Pachelbel experimented with different ensembles and instrumental combinations in his chamber music and, most importantly, his vocal music, much of which features exceptionally rich instrumentation. Pachelbel explored many variation forms and associated techniques, which manifest themselves in various diverse pieces, from sacred concertos to harpsichord suites.
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SX-202 Johann Pachelbel - Monuments Of Baroque Organ Music album art Sweelinck*, Steigleder*, Buxtehude*, Pachelbel*, Bruhns*, Walther*, Bach*, Simon* - Walter Supper Sweelinck*, Steigleder*, Buxtehude*, Pachelbel*, Bruhns*, Walther*, Bach*, Simon* - Walter Supper - Monuments Of Baroque Organ Music (Album) Renaissance (6) SX-202 US 1952 Sell This Version
OVER. 8, OVERTONE 8 Johann Pachelbel - Toccatas, Fugue And Chorale Preludes / Concerto And Chorale Preludes album art Johann Pachelbel, Johann Gottfried Walther, Luther Noss Johann Pachelbel, Johann Gottfried Walther, Luther Noss - Toccatas, Fugue And Chorale Preludes / Concerto And Chorale Preludes(LP, Album, Mono) Overtone, Overtone, Overtone OVER. 8, OVERTONE 8 US 1954 Sell This Version
LXT 5625 Johann Pachelbel - Concerto Grosso No.8 [Christmas Concerto] album art Corelli*, Ricciotti*, Gluck*, Pachelbel*, Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra*, Münchinger* Corelli*, Ricciotti*, Gluck*, Pachelbel*, Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra*, Münchinger* - Concerto Grosso No.8 [Christmas Concerto] (Album) Decca LXT 5625 UK 1961 Sell This Version
1C 037-45 575 Johann Pachelbel - Nürnberg - Die Freie Reichsstadt album art Johann Staden, Johann Erasmus Kindermann, Johann Philipp Krieger, Johann Krieger, Georg Kaspar Wecker, Johann Pachelbel Johann Staden, Johann Erasmus Kindermann, Johann Philipp Krieger, Johann Krieger, Georg Kaspar Wecker, Johann Pachelbel - Nürnberg - Die Freie Reichsstadt(LP) EMI Electrola 1C 037-45 575 Germany 1962 Sell This Version
P4RM-8686/89 Johann Pachelbel - Carleton Choir Concert album art The Carleton College Choir, Enid M. Woodward, Johann Pachelbel, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Igor Stravinsky, Benjamin Britten The Carleton College Choir, Enid M. Woodward, Johann Pachelbel, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Igor Stravinsky, Benjamin Britten - Carleton Choir Concert(2xLP, Album) Not On Label (The Carleton College Choir) P4RM-8686/89 US 1963 Sell This Version
QIM 6334, QIM. 6334 Johann Pachelbel - Concerto Grosso N. 8 (Concerto Di Natale) /  Concerto Grosso In Re Minore Op. 3 N. 11 (L'Astro Armonico) / Kanon Und Gigue album art A. Corelli* / A. Vivaldi*, J. Pachelbel* Orchestra "Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonic"* Diretta Da Wilhelm Schuchter* A. Corelli* / A. Vivaldi*, J. Pachelbel* Orchestra "Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonic"* Diretta Da Wilhelm Schuchter* - Concerto Grosso N. 8 (Concerto Di Natale) / Concerto Grosso In Re Minore Op. 3 N. 11 (L'Astro Armonico) / Kanon Und Gigue(LP, Mono) La Voce Del Padrone, La Voce Del Padrone QIM 6334, QIM. 6334 Italy 1963 Sell This Version
LSC-2820, LSC 2820 Johann Pachelbel - Christmas Music Of The Baroque album art Buxtehude*, Pachelbel*, Sicher*, Schlick*, Daquin*, J.S. Bach*, Carl Weinrich Buxtehude*, Pachelbel*, Sicher*, Schlick*, Daquin*, J.S. Bach*, Carl Weinrich - Christmas Music Of The Baroque (Album) RCA Victor Red Seal LSC-2820, LSC 2820 US 1965 Sell This Version
MAS 410-U Johann Pachelbel - Magnificat album art Mireille Lagacé / Cavazzoni*, Titelouze*, Frescobaldi*, Scheidt*, Buxtehude*, Pachelbel*, Bach* Mireille Lagacé / Cavazzoni*, Titelouze*, Frescobaldi*, Scheidt*, Buxtehude*, Pachelbel*, Bach* - Magnificat(LP) Madrigal (4) MAS 410-U Canada 1966 Sell This Version
EXP 69 Johann Pachelbel - Organ Music By Bach And His Predecessors album art Christian Ritter / Johann Pachelbel / Diderik Buxtehude* / J. S. Bach* - Peter Hurford Christian Ritter / Johann Pachelbel / Diderik Buxtehude* / J. S. Bach* - Peter Hurford - Organ Music By Bach And His Predecessors(LP) Oryx EXP 69 UK 1966 Sell This Version
HMO 30.582 Johann Pachelbel - Organ Works album art Johann Pachelbel, Helmut Winter* Johann Pachelbel, Helmut Winter* - Organ Works (Album) The Record Society, The Record Society, The Record Society HMO 30.582 France 1966 Sell This Version
8 20 724 Johann Pachelbel - Choralbearbeitungen Für Orgel Von J.G. Walther J. Pachelbel, S. Scheidt, J.P. Sweelinck, G. B?hm album art J. G. Walther*, J. Pachelbel*, S. Scheidt*, J. P. Sweelinck*, G. B?hm* - Hannes K?stner J. G. Walther*, J. Pachelbel*, S. Scheidt*, J. P. Sweelinck*, G. B?hm* - Hannes K?stner - Choralbearbeitungen Für Orgel Von J.G. Walther J. Pachelbel, S. Scheidt, J.P. Sweelinck, G. B?hm (Album) ETERNA 8 20 724 German Democratic Republic (GDR) 1967 Sell This Version
LPX 11331, SLPX 11331 Johann Pachelbel - Baroque Organ Music  album art Gábor Lehotka Plays Buxtehude*, Pachelbel*, J.S. Bach*, Daquin* Gábor Lehotka Plays Buxtehude*, Pachelbel*, J.S. Bach*, Daquin* - Baroque Organ Music (Album) Qualiton, Qualiton LPX 11331, SLPX 11331 Hungary 1967 Sell This Version
SDD 2108 Johann Pachelbel - Kanon / Chacone / Concerto Grosso No 8 / Concerto No 2  album art Pachelbel*, Gluck*, Corelli*, Ricciotti*, The Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra*, Münchinger* Pachelbel*, Gluck*, Corelli*, Ricciotti*, The Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra*, Münchinger* - Kanon / Chacone / Concerto Grosso No 8 / Concerto No 2 (LP, Album) Ace Of Diamonds SDD 2108 Canada 1967 Sell This Version
8 20 835 Johann Pachelbel - Orgelwerke album art Johann Ludwig Krebs , Johann Pachelbel Johann Ludwig Krebs , Johann Pachelbel - Orgelwerke (Album, Comp) ETERNA 8 20 835 German Democratic Republic (GDR) 1968 Sell This Version
198 404 Johann Pachelbel - Orgelwerke  album art Johann Gottfried Walther, Johann Pachelbel, Hans Heintze Johann Gottfried Walther, Johann Pachelbel, Hans Heintze - Orgelwerke Archiv Produktion 198 404 Germany 1968 Sell This Version
BM 30 L 1520 Johann Pachelbel - Viola De Gamba Y Clavecin album art Pachelbel* / Telemann* / H?ndel* / C. Ph. E. Bach* / Abel* - Johannes Koch, Hugo Ruf, Heinrich Haferland Pachelbel* / Telemann* / H?ndel* / C. Ph. E. Bach* / Abel* - Johannes Koch, Hugo Ruf, Heinrich Haferland - Viola De Gamba Y Clavecin (Album) Fidias BM 30 L 1520 Germany 1963 Sell This Version
135 054 Johann Pachelbel - Meisterwerke Des Europ?ischen Barock album art Pachelbel* · Albinoni* · Rameau* · Purcell* · J.S. Bach* Pachelbel* · Albinoni* · Rameau* · Purcell* · J.S. Bach* - Meisterwerke Des Europ?ischen Barock (Album, Comp) Deutsche Grammophon 135 054 Germany 1968 Sell This Version
STU 70468 Johann Pachelbel - Le Canon De Pachelbel & Deux Suites Pour Cordes / Le Concerto Pour Trompette De Fasch & Deux Symphonies album art Pachelbel* / Fasch*, Maurice André, Orchestre De Chambre Jean-Fran?ois Paillard Pachelbel* / Fasch*, Maurice André, Orchestre De Chambre Jean-Fran?ois Paillard - Le Canon De Pachelbel & Deux Suites Pour Cordes / Le Concerto Pour Trompette De Fasch & Deux Symphonies (Album) Erato STU 70468 France 1968 Sell This Version
SM 93 215 Johann Pachelbel - Orgelwerke album art Pachelbel*, Diethard Hellmann Pachelbel*, Diethard Hellmann - Orgelwerke(LP) Impromptu SM 93 215 Germany 1968 Sell This Version
N5-1229 Johann Pachelbel - The Baroque Lute album art J.S. Bach*, Buxtehude*, Pachelbel* - Walter Gerwig J.S. Bach*, Buxtehude*, Pachelbel* - Walter Gerwig - The Baroque Lute (Comp, Album) Nonesuch N5-1229 US 1969 Sell This Version
33Д—026683, 33Д—026684 Johann Pachelbel - Untitled album art J. Pachelbel* / A. Raison* / L. Bo?llmann* / F. Liszt* - Леонид Ройзман J. Pachelbel* / A. Raison* / L. Bo?llmann* / F. Liszt* - Леонид Ройзман - Untitled Мелодия, Мелодия 33Д—026683, 33Д—026684 USSR 1969 Sell This Version
SAWT 9614-A Johann Pachelbel - Orgelwerke album art Johann Pachelbel, J?rgen Ernst Hansen Johann Pachelbel, J?rgen Ernst Hansen - Orgelwerke (Album) Telefunken SAWT 9614-A Germany 1969 Sell This Version
33Д—024993, 33Д—024994 Johann Pachelbel - Organ Works album art Frescobaldi* / Pachelbel* / Walther* / Sweelinck* - Leonid Roisman* Frescobaldi* / Pachelbel* / Walther* / Sweelinck* - Leonid Roisman* - Organ Works(LP, Mono) Мелодия, Мелодия 33Д—024993, 33Д—024994 USSR 1969 Sell This Version
oes 6917 Johann Pachelbel - The Baroque Head album art Johann Pachelbel, Johann Sebastian Bach, Arcangelo Corelli, Georg Friedrich H?ndel, Antonio Vivaldi, Carlo Ricciotti, Giovanni Battista Pergolesi, Christoph Willibald Gluck Johann Pachelbel, Johann Sebastian Bach, Arcangelo Corelli, Georg Friedrich H?ndel, Antonio Vivaldi, Carlo Ricciotti, Giovanni Battista Pergolesi, Christoph Willibald Gluck - The Baroque Head Orphic Egg, The Decca Record Company Limited oes 6917 UK 1971 Sell This Version
FSM 33 102 CV Johann Pachelbel - Singet Dem Herrn Ein Neues Lied = Cantate Domino Canticum Novum album art Johann Sebastian Bach, Johann Crüger, Hans Leo Hassler*, Johann Pachelbel, Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, Heinrich Schütz - Schw?bischer Singkreis Ltg. Hans Grischkat Johann Sebastian Bach, Johann Crüger, Hans Leo Hassler*, Johann Pachelbel, Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, Heinrich Schütz - Schw?bischer Singkreis Ltg. Hans Grischkat - Singet Dem Herrn Ein Neues Lied = Cantate Domino Canticum Novum(LP) Corona (2) FSM 33 102 CV Germany 1971 Sell This Version