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 Monuments Of Baroque Organ Music — Johann Pachelbel 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
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OVERTONE 8, OVER. 8, OV. 8 Toccatas, Fugue And Chorale Preludes / Concerto And Chorale Preludes — Johann Pachelbel Johann Pachelbel, Johann Gottfried Walther, Luther Noss Johann Pachelbel, Johann Gottfried Walther, Luther Noss - Toccatas, Fugue And Chorale Preludes / Concerto And Chorale Preludes (Album) Overtone, Overtone, Overtone OVERTONE 8, OVER. 8, OV. 8 US 1954 Sell This Version
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LXT 5625 Concerto Grosso No.8 [Christmas Concerto] — Johann Pachelbel 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
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WCX 540, C 91 110, 33 WCX 540 Nürnberg - Die Freie Reichsstadt — Johann Pachelbel 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 Columbia WCX 540, C 91 110, 33 WCX 540 Germany 1962 Sell This Version
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P4RM-8686/89 Carleton Choir Concert — Johann Pachelbel 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 Self-released) P4RM-8686/89 US 1963 Sell This Version
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QIM 6334, QIM. 6334 Concerto Grosso N. 8 (Concerto Di Natale) /  Concerto Grosso In Re Minore Op. 3 N. 11 (L'Astro Armonico) / Kanon Und Gigue — Johann Pachelbel 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
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540.026 Adagio — Johann Pachelbel Albinoni*, Vivaldi*, Pergolese*, Corelli*, Pachelbel* - Orchestre de Chambre de Guyenne, Georges Boueil Albinoni*, Vivaldi*, Pergolese*, Corelli*, Pachelbel* - Orchestre de Chambre de Guyenne, Georges Boueil - Adagio RCA Victor 540.026 France 1965 Sell This Version
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LSC-2820, LSC 2820 Christmas Music Of The Baroque — Johann Pachelbel 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
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701 Hexachordum Apollinis 1699 - Chaconne F-moll — Johann Pachelbel Johann Pachelbel, Marga Scheurich Johann Pachelbel, Marga Scheurich - Hexachordum Apollinis 1699 - Chaconne F-moll(LP, Mono) ORYX 701 UK 1965 Sell This Version
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MAS 410-U Magnificat — Johann Pachelbel 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
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ORYX 505 Trebel - Joh-Georg Stein Organ 1777 — Johann Pachelbel Helmut Winter (2) / Johann Pachelbel Helmut Winter (2) / Johann Pachelbel - Trebel - Joh-Georg Stein Organ 1777(LP) Oryx ORYX 505 UK 1966 Sell This Version
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EXP 69 Organ Music By Bach And His Predecessors — Johann Pachelbel 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
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K.LP-Ste-025447-VX Kanon — Johann Pachelbel Pachelbel* Kanon(LP, TP) Decca K.LP-Ste-025447-VX Germany 1966 Sell This Version
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HMO 30.582 Organ Works — Johann Pachelbel 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
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8 20 724 Choralbearbeitungen Für Orgel Von J.G. Walther J. Pachelbel, S. Scheidt, J.P. Sweelinck, G. Böhm — Johann Pachelbel 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 8 20 724 German Democratic Republic (GDR) 1967 Sell This Version
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LPX 11331, SLPX 11331 Baroque Organ Music  — Johann Pachelbel 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
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CL 4006 Vivaldi Pachelbel Chartrain Pasquini W.F. Bach — Johann Pachelbel Les Solistes De Liège, Géry Lemaire, Vivaldi*, Pachelbel*, Chartrain*, Pasquini*, W. F. Bach* Les Solistes De Liège, Géry Lemaire, Vivaldi*, Pachelbel*, Chartrain*, Pasquini*, W. F. Bach* - Vivaldi Pachelbel Chartrain Pasquini W.F. Bach(LP, Album) Alpha (34) CL 4006 France 1967 Sell This Version
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LPX 11331, SLPX 11331 Baroque Organ Music  — Johann Pachelbel Gábor Lehotka Plays Buxtehude*, Pachelbel*, J.S. Bach*, Daquin* Gábor Lehotka Plays Buxtehude*, Pachelbel*, J.S. Bach*, Daquin* - Baroque Organ Music (LP, Album) Qualiton, Qualiton LPX 11331, SLPX 11331 Hungary 1967 Sell This Version
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SM 93 215 Orgelwerke — Johann Pachelbel Pachelbel* - Diethard Hellmann Pachelbel* - Diethard Hellmann - Orgelwerke Impromptu SM 93 215 Germany 1968 Sell This Version
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8 20 835 Orgelwerke — Johann Pachelbel 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
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198 404 Orgelwerke  — Johann Pachelbel Johann Gottfried Walther, Johann Pachelbel, Hans Heintze Johann Gottfried Walther, Johann Pachelbel, Hans Heintze - Orgelwerke Archiv Produktion 198 404 Germany 1968 Sell This Version
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BM 30 L 1520 Viola De Gamba Y Clavecin — Johann Pachelbel 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 (Album) Fidias BM 30 L 1520 Germany 1963 Sell This Version
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135 054 Meisterwerke Des Europäischen Barock — Johann Pachelbel Pachelbel* · Albinoni* · Rameau* · Purcell* · J.S. Bach* Pachelbel* · Albinoni* · Rameau* · Purcell* · J.S. Bach* - Meisterwerke Des Europäischen Barock (Album, Comp) Deutsche Grammophon 135 054 Germany 1968 Sell This Version
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STU 70468 Le Canon De Pachelbel & Deux Suites Pour Cordes / Le Concerto Pour Trompette De Fasch & Deux Symphonies — Johann Pachelbel 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 STU 70468 France 1968 Sell This Version
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BM 30 L 1530 Lautenmusik Des Barock — Johann Pachelbel J.S. Bach*, Buxtehude*, Pachelbel* - Walter Gerwig J.S. Bach*, Buxtehude*, Pachelbel* - Walter Gerwig - Lautenmusik Des Barock (Album) Bärenreiter-Musicaphon BM 30 L 1530 Germany 1969 Sell This Version