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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Johann Pachelbel Discography Tracks

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SX-202 Johann Pachelbel - Monuments Of Baroque Organ Music album art Walter Supper / Sweelinck*, Steigleder*, Buxtehude*, Pachelbel*, Bruhns*, Walther*, Bach*, Simon* Walter Supper / Sweelinck*, Steigleder*, Buxtehude*, Pachelbel*, Bruhns*, Walther*, Bach*, Simon* - Monuments Of Baroque Organ Music(2xLP, Album, Mono) Renaissance (6) SX-202 US 1952 Sell This Version
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 UK 1961 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
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
Pachelbel* / Helmut Winter (2) Pachelbel* / Helmut Winter (2) - Organ Works (Album) World Record Club, The Record Society Australia 1967 Sell This Version
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 Hungary 1967 Sell This Version
Johann Pachelbel - Choralbearbeitungen Für Orgel Von J.G. Walther J. Pachelbel, S. Scheidt, J.P. Sweelinck, G. Böhm album art J. G. Walther*, J. Pachelbel*, S. Scheidt*, J. P. Sweelinck*, G. Böhm* - Hannes Kästner J. G. Walther*, J. Pachelbel*, S. Scheidt*, J. P. Sweelinck*, G. Böhm* - Hannes Kästner - Choralbearbeitungen Für Orgel Von J.G. Walther J. Pachelbel, S. Scheidt, J.P. Sweelinck, G. Böhm (Album) ETERNA German Democratic Republic (GDR) 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
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-François Paillard Pachelbel* / Fasch* - Maurice André, Orchestre De Chambre Jean-François Paillard - Le Canon De Pachelbel & Deux Suites Pour Cordes / Le Concerto Pour Trompette De Fasch & Deux Symphonies (Album) Erato UK 1968 Sell This Version
Johann Pachelbel - Meisterwerke Des Europäischen Barock album art Pachelbel* · Albinoni* · Rameau* · Purcell* · J.S. Bach* Pachelbel* · Albinoni* · Rameau* · Purcell* · J.S. Bach* - Meisterwerke Des Europäischen Barock (Album, Comp) Deutsche Grammophon Germany 1968 Sell This Version
Johann Pachelbel - Orgelwerke album art Johann Ludwig Krebs , Johann Pachelbel Johann Ludwig Krebs , Johann Pachelbel - Orgelwerke (Album, Comp) ETERNA German Democratic Republic (GDR) 1968 Sell This Version
BM 30 SL 1304 Johann Pachelbel - Viola De Gamba Y Clavecin album art Pachelbel*, Telemann*, Händel*, C. Ph. E. Bach*, Abel*Johannes Koch, Hugo Ruf, Heinrich Haferland Pachelbel*, Telemann*, Händel*, C. Ph. E. Bach*, Abel*Johannes Koch, Hugo Ruf, Heinrich Haferland - Viola De Gamba Y Clavecin(LP, Album) Fidias BM 30 SL 1304 Spain 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
6.41084 AS Johann Pachelbel - Klosterneuburg/Wien • Große Festorgel Der Stiftsbasilika album art Fischer*Froberger*Pachelbel*Muffat* Fischer*Froberger*Pachelbel*Muffat* - Klosterneuburg/Wien • Große Festorgel Der Stiftsbasilika(LP) Telefunken 6.41084 AS Germany 1968 Sell This Version
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 US 1969 Sell This Version
Johann Pachelbel - Untitled album art J. Pachelbel* / A. Raison* / L. Boëllmann* / F. Liszt* - Леонид Ройзман J. Pachelbel* / A. Raison* / L. Boëllmann* / F. Liszt* - Леонид Ройзман - Untitled Мелодия, Мелодия USSR 1969 Sell This Version
Johann Pachelbel - Orgelwerke album art Johann Pachelbel, Jørgen Ernst Hansen Johann Pachelbel, Jørgen Ernst Hansen - Orgelwerke (Album) Das Alte Werk 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
8 25 953 Johann Pachelbel - Orgelwerke (Hans Heintze An Der Silbermannorgel Zu Reinhardts-Grimma) album art Johann Gottfried Walther, Johann Pachelbel, Hans Heintze Johann Gottfried Walther, Johann Pachelbel, Hans Heintze - Orgelwerke (Hans Heintze An Der Silbermannorgel Zu Reinhardts-Grimma)(LP) ETERNA 8 25 953 German Democratic Republic (GDR) 1971 Sell This Version
oes 6917 Johann Pachelbel - The Baroque Head album art Johann Pachelbel, Johann Sebastian Bach, Arcangelo Corelli, Georg Friedrich Händel, Antonio Vivaldi, Carlo Ricciotti, Giovanni Battista Pergolesi, Christoph Willibald Gluck Johann Pachelbel, Johann Sebastian Bach, Arcangelo Corelli, Georg Friedrich Händel, Antonio Vivaldi, Carlo Ricciotti, Giovanni Battista Pergolesi, Christoph Willibald Gluck - The Baroque Head(LP) Orphic Egg, The Decca Record Company Limited oes 6917 UK 1971 Sell This Version
Johann Pachelbel - Adagio D'Albinoni / Concerto De Noël De Corelli / Canon De Pachelbel / Petite Musique De Nuit De Mozart album art Louis Auriacombe, Orchestre De Chambre De Toulouse, Albinoni*, Corelli*, Pachelbel*, Mozart* Louis Auriacombe, Orchestre De Chambre De Toulouse, Albinoni*, Corelli*, Pachelbel*, Mozart* - Adagio D'Albinoni / Concerto De Noël De Corelli / Canon De Pachelbel / Petite Musique De Nuit De Mozart (Album) La Voix De Son Maître France 1972 Sell This Version
Johann Pachelbel - Adagio / Canon / Paganini~Variations E. A. album art Lola Bobesco*, Ensemble D'Archets Eugène Ysaÿe, Albinoni* / Pachelbel* / Ysaÿe* Lola Bobesco*, Ensemble D'Archets Eugène Ysaÿe, Albinoni* / Pachelbel* / Ysaÿe* - Adagio / Canon / Paganini~Variations E. A. Deutsche Grammophon Germany 1972 Sell This Version
HM 948 Johann Pachelbel - Orgues Des Baleares album art Sweelinck* / Scheidt* / Boehm* / Fischer* / Pachelbel* / Scheidemann* / Francis Chapelet Sweelinck* / Scheidt* / Boehm* / Fischer* / Pachelbel* / Scheidemann* / Francis Chapelet - Orgues Des Baleares(LP) Harmonia Mundi France HM 948 France 1973 Sell This Version
Johann Pachelbel - Adagio album art Albinoni* - Pachelbel* - Boccherini*, Respighi*, Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert Von Karajan Albinoni* - Pachelbel* - Boccherini*, Respighi*, Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert Von Karajan - Adagio (Comp, Album) Deutsche Grammophon Switzerland 1972 Sell This Version