The Complete Vocal Works Johann Pachelbel is known today as a composer of organ music and of a world-famous instrumental canon which frequently. Magnificat in C major, P composer. Johann Pachelbel () ‘For those who know Pachelbel only through the Canon, this album will be revelatory . Among the finest, most performed, and frequently studied of Pachelbel’s works are the 95 short preludial fugues on the Magnificat. They rank among the most.

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Distinct features of Pachelbel’s vocal writing in these pieces, aside from the fact that it is almost always very strongly tonal, include frequent use of pacheelbel fugues and writing for paired voices.

Toccata in F major. All movements are in binary formexcept for two arias. Johann Pachelbel [1] baptised 1 September — buried 9 March [2] was a German composer, organistand teacher who brought the south German organ schools to its peak.

Johann Pachelbel

Sebald, Nuremberg his native citythey constitute a magnificent culmination to magnificatt prolific career. Although a few two- magnificay four-voice works are present, most employ three voices sometimes expanding to four-voice polyphony for a bar or two.

This period of Pachelbel’s life is the least documented one, [9] so it is unknown whether he stayed in Regensburg until or left the same year his teacher did; at any rate, by Pachelbel was living in Viennawhere he became a deputy organist at the famous Saint Stephen Cathedral Stephansdom.


Canon in D major Strings magnifixat piano. The site is also available in several languages. Ten months later, Pachelbel married Judith Drommer Trummertdaughter of a coppersmith[19] on 24 August Pachelbel explores a very wide range of styles: Unfortunately, both Barbara and their only son died in October during a plague.

The Fugues on the Magnificat for Organ or Keyboard

Pachelbel’s Canona piece of chamber music scored for three violins and basso continuo and originally paired with a gigue in the same keyexperienced a tremendous surge in popularity during the s.

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The gigue which originally accompanied the canon is a simple piece that uses strict fugal writing. Biography portal Classical music portal.

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Complete Preludes and Fugues pzchelbel Organ. Magnificat in C major, P composer. He wrote more than two hundred pieces for the instrument, both liturgical and secular, and explored most of the genres that existed at the time. Two Masses for Organ.

Extreme examples of note repetition in magnificwt subject are found in magnificat fugues: The chorale prelude became one of his most characteristic products of the Erfurt period, since Pachelbel’s contract specifically required him to compose the preludes for church services.

They include both simple strophic and complex sectional pieces of varying degrees of complexity, some include sections for chorus. The former are either used to provide harmonic content in instrumental sections or to double the vocal lines in tutti sections; the violins either engage in contrapuntal textures of varying density or are employed for ornamentation.


Of the eleven extant motets, ten are scored for two four-part choruses. They had five sons and two daughters. Local organists in Nuremberg and Erfurt knew Pachelbel’s music and occasionally performed it, but the public and the majority of composers and performers did not pay much attention to Pachelbel and his contemporaries.

Lorenz Hauptschule and the Auditorio Aegediano in Nuremberg, then on 29 June he became a student at the University of Altdorfwhere he was also appointed organist of St. David; Gieberl, Albert C.

Johann Pachelbel – Wikipedia

Fugue in C major pachelbfl organ One of Pachelbel’s many C major fugues on original themes, this short piece uses a subject with a pattern of repeated notes in a manner discussed above. Several renowned cosmopolitan composers worked there, many of them contributing to the exchange of musical traditions in Europe.

In Pachelbel published Hexachordum Apollinis the title is a reference to Apollo ‘s lyrea collection of six variations set in different keys.

Also composed in the final years were Italian-influenced concertato Pachekbel and a set of more than ninety Magnificat fugues. The final piece, which is also the most well-known today, is subtitled Aria Sebaldinaa reference to St. Toccatas, Carillons and Scherzos for Organ: