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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It included, among other types, several chorales written using outdated models. Please use the dropdown buttons to set your preferred options, or use the checkbox to accept the defaults. Most of this music is harmonically simple and makes little use pavhelbel complex polyphony indeed, the polyphonic passages frequently feature reduction of parts.

The Fugues on the Magnificat for Organ or Keyboard

When former pupil Johann Christoph Bach married in Octoberthe Bach family celebrated the marriage on 23 October magnificaf Ohrdrufand invited him and other composers to provide the music; he probably attended—if so, it was the only time J.

Complete Vocal Works, Volume 5. See also Johann Mattheson’s Pulpit Obituary ofwhere Mattheson specifically addresses this claim and gives reasons as to why it is not true.

The school authorities were so impressed by Pachelbel’s academic qualifications that he was admitted above the school’s normal quota. Perreault writes, “this work may well count as the first true string quartet, at least within the Germanophone domain. Johann Gottfried Walther famously described Pachelbel’s vocal works as “more perfectly executed than anything before them”. Two Masses for Organ.

Johann Pachelbel – Wikipedia

In pairs of preludes and fugues Pachelbel aimed to separate homophonic, improvisatory texture of the prelude from the strict counterpoint of the fugue. Today’s keyboard artist should note that many of these works do not require a pedal and can be played on the piano or harpsichord as well as the organ.


Today, Pachelbel is best known for the Canon in Das well as the Chaconne in F minorthe Toccata in E minor for organ, and the Hexachordum Apollinisa set of keyboard variations. Each piece magnivicat beautifully served by the ensemble’ The Sunday Times. Great Fugues for Solo Keyboard. That job was pwchelbel, but, unfortunately, he lived there only two years pachelbe fleeing the French attacks of the War of the Grand Alliance.

Furthermore, no other Baroque composer used pedal point with such consistency in toccatas. Hyperion offers both CDs, and downloads in a number of formats. Although Pachelbel was an outstandingly successful organist, composer, and teacher at Erfurt, he asked permission to leave, apparently seeking a better appointment, and was formally released on 15 Augustbearing a testimonial praising his diligence and fidelity.

Magnificat in D (Johann Pachelbel)

Compare the earlier D major toccata, with passages in the typical middle Baroque style, with one of the late C major toccatas:. The suites do not adhere to a fixed structure: The double fugues exhibit a typical three-section structure: In Pachelbel published Hexachordum Apollinis the title is a reference to Apollo ‘s lyrea collection of six variations set in different keys.

This is partly due to Lutheran religious practice where congregants sang the chorales.

However, he did influence Johann Sebastian Bach indirectly; the young Johann Sebastian was tutored by his older brother Johann Christoph Bachwho studied with Pachelbel, but although J. The text of the contract is also given in Welter, pp. Pachelbel married twice during his stay in Erfurt.

The contrapuntal devices of stretto, diminution and inversion are very rarely employed in any of them. Pachelbel’s apparent affinity for variation form is evident from his organ works that explore the genre: Easy Organ Christmas Album: Pachelbel’s other chamber music includes an aria and variations Aria con variazioni in A major and four standalone suites scored for a string quartet or a typical French five-part string ensemble with 2 violins, 2 violas and a violone the latter reinforces the basso continuo.

The final piece, which is also the most well-known today, is subtitled Aria Sebaldinaa reference to St. Each set follows the “aria and variations” model, arias numbered Aria prima through Aria sexta “first” through “sixth”.


Organ Music for the Christmas Season. Scordatura only involves the tonicdominant and sometimes the subdominant notes. Pachelbel’s use of repercussion subjects and extensive repeated note passages may be regarded as another characteristic feature of his organ pieces. Meanwhile, in Nuremberg, when the St.

Bach’s father, Johann Ambrosius Bachand became a close friend of Johann Ambrosius and tutor to his children. Toccatas, Carillons and Scherzos for Organ: They had five sons and two daughters.

Much of Pachelbel’s liturgical organ music, particularly the chorale preludesis relatively simple and written for manuals only: Four works of the latter type were published in Erfurt in under the title Musicalische Sterbens-Gedancken “Musical Thoughts on Death”which might refer to Pachelbel’s first wife’s death in the same year. Toccata in E minor. The King’s Singers are equally stylish, though miked far too close for comfort’ Classical Music Magazine. There are 95 pieces extant, covering all eight church modes: In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikisource.

Toccata in F major. Chaconne in F minor for organ The most famous of Pachelbel’s organ chaconnes, performed on a church organ in Trubschachen, Switzerland by Burghard Fischer Chaconne in F minor for organ Played by Tibor Pinter on the sample set of the Marcussen organ, Moerdijk, Netherlands. The texts are taken from the psalmsexcept in Nun danket alle Gott which uses a short passage from Ecclesiastes.

The canon is actually more of a chaconne or a passacaglia: As always with such ventures, new discoveries are to be expected regarding the body of works, source material and the context of the works. Problems playing these files?

Organ Music for Manuals Only: