Johann Pachelbel
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Johann Pachelbel

Johann Pachelbel Biography (Wikipedia)

Johann Pachelbel (baptised 1 September 1653 – buried 9 March 1706) was a German composer, organist, and teacher who brought the south German organ schools to their peak. 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, as well as the Chaconne in F minor, the Toccata in E minor for organ, and the Hexachordum Apollinis, a set of keyboard variations.

He was influenced by southern German composers, such as Johann Jakob Froberger and Johann Caspar 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 (c1653 - 1706): O grosses Musienlicht
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Wie Schon Leuchtet Der Morgenstern
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Wie Schon Leuchtet Der Morgenstern
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Aria Quinta in A minor (from 'Hexachordum Apollinis')
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Aria Quinta in A minor (from 'Hexachordum Apollinis')
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Canon and gigue in D major
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Canon and gigue in D major
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Chaconne in D minor
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Chaconne in D minor
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Gloria (Magnificat in C major)
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Gloria (Magnificat in C major)
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Hexachordum Appolinis: Aria Sebaldina in F minor
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Hexachordum Appolinis: Aria Sebaldina in F minor
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Canon in D major
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Canon in D major
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Canon and Gigue
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Canon and Gigue
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Sanctus
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Sanctus
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Sicut erat (Ingressus in G major)
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Sicut erat (Ingressus in G major)
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Canon and Gigue in D major
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Canon and Gigue in D major
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Canon in D
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Canon in D

Canon in D

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Les Violons du Roi
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Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern
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Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern
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Nun danket alle Gott - motet for double chorus & bc
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Nun danket alle Gott - motet for double chorus & bc
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Ciaccona (P.42)
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Ciaccona (P.42)
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Canon in D major arr. for 3 violins
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Canon in D major arr. for 3 violins

Canon in D major arr. for 3 violins

Orchestra
Polish Radio National Symphony Orchestra Katowice
Conductor
Michal Klauza
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Jauchzet dem Herrn (motet)
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Jauchzet dem Herrn (motet)
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VARIATIONS ON PACHELBEL'S CANON
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VARIATIONS ON PACHELBEL'S CANON
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Canon and gigue in D major for 3 violins and continuo
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Canon and gigue in D major for 3 violins and continuo
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Magnificat
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Magnificat
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Canon and Gigue in D major
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Canon and Gigue in D major
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Canon and Gigue in D major
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Canon and Gigue in D major
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Canon and Gigue in D major
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Canon and Gigue in D major
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Canon & Gigue
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Canon & Gigue
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Canon In D Major
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Canon In D Major
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Gott ist unser Zuversicht - motet for double chorus & bc
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Gott ist unser Zuversicht - motet for double chorus & bc
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Jauchzet dem Herrn
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Jauchzet dem Herrn
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Canon for strings and bass in D major
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Canon for strings and bass in D major

Canon for strings and bass in D major

Ensemble
Orchestre de Chambre Jean-Francois Paillard
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Canon and Gigue in D major
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Canon and Gigue in D major
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Canon In D
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Canon In D
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Canon and Gigue in D major
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Canon and Gigue in D major
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Canon And Gigue In D Major For 3 Violins And Continuo
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Canon And Gigue In D Major For 3 Violins And Continuo
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Canon
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Canon
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Magnificat in C major for soloists and ensemble
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Magnificat in C major for soloists and ensemble
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Hexachordum Apollinis - 6 arias with variations for organ
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Hexachordum Apollinis - 6 arias with variations for organ
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Lobet den Herrn in seinem heiligtum - sacred concerto
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Lobet den Herrn in seinem heiligtum - sacred concerto
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Mein Leben, dessen kreuz - aria for tenor, strings and continuo
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Mein Leben, dessen kreuz - aria for tenor, strings and continuo
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6 Chaconnes for organ
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6 Chaconnes for organ
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Guter Walther unsers Rats - aria for tenor, strings and continuo
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Guter Walther unsers Rats - aria for tenor, strings and continuo
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Suite in E minor for keyboard attrib.
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Suite in E minor for keyboard attrib.
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Johann Pachelbel (c1653 - 1706): O grosses Musienlicht
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Suite no. 6 in B flat major for 2 violins and bc [Musicalische Ergotzung,1695]
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Suite no. 6 in B flat major for 2 violins and bc [Musicalische Ergotzung,1695]
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