Johann Pachelbel  
Johann Pachelbel
Johann Pachelbel, (baptized September 1, 1653, Nürnberg—died March 3, 1706, Nürnberg), German composer known for his works for organ and one of the great organ masters of the generation before J.S. Bach.

Pachelbel studied music at Altdorf and Regensburg and held posts as organist in Vienna, Stuttgart, and other cities. In 1695 he was appointed organist at the St. Sebalduskirche in Nürnberg, where he remained until his death. He also taught organ, and one of his pupils was Johann Christoph Bach, who in turn gave his younger brother Johann Sebastian Bach his first formal keyboard lessons.

All Pachelbel’s work is in a contrapuntally simple style. His organ compositions show a knowledge of Italian forms derived from Frescobaldi through J.J. Froberger. Of special importance are his chorale preludes, which did much to establish the chorale melodies of Protestant northern Germany in the more lyrical musical atmosphere of the Catholic south. His popular Canon in D Major was written for three violins and continuo and was followed by a gigue in the same key. His son, Wilhelm Hieronymous Pachelbel, was also an organist and composer.

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Like Allegri, whose famed Miserere eclipsed everything else he achieved in his career, Johaim Pachelbel's name is automatically linked to the ever-popular three-part Canon in D. Born in Nuremberg in the autumn of 1653, Pachelbel showed an early appetite for learning. In addition to school, he had two music teachers, one who introduced him to the fundamentals of music while the other taught him to play and compose. He was briefly at the University of Altdorf before taking a position in 1673 as assistant organist at the cathedral of St Stephen in Vienna. Four years later he became the court organist to the Duke of Saxe-Eisenach. He became restless here, and requesting a letter of reference from his employers, left after a year. His reference described him as a "rare and perfect virtuoso."

Subsequently Pachelbel became the organist at the Erfurt Predigerkirche, where he spent 12 happy years. His first wife succumbed to the plague, but within a year he had remarried and subsequently had seven children. This period was a time of increasing contentment and creative growth. In 1690, he became organist in Stuttgart at the Wurttemberg Court. The threat of a French invasion curtailed this position two years later, and Pachelbel returned to his home town of Nuremberg to take up the post of organist at St Sebald. There he lived out his final decade writing ever more imposing works.

It is not known when Pachelbel composed his famous Canon. The work is scored for three violins and continue», each violin entering in turn and elaborating on a simple theme as the piece gathers in strength and builds to a climax. But Pachelbel's importance is, in fact, perhaps greater as a composer for the organ; his chorale preludes, based on hymn tunes, strongly influenced J.S. Bach. He was also the author of a great many motets, arias, and Masses, and 13 Magnificats which feature solo singers and a choir as well as an orchestra often including wind and brass. His body of work reflects the cultural contrasts between his own Protestant ways and those of the higher Church, and certainly deserves to be known at least as well as his celebrated Canon.

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Johann Pachelbel - Canon in D Major from "London Symphony Orchestra Plays Great Classics"

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the "London Symphony Orchestra Play Great Classics"

Pachelbel - Canon In D Major
Pachelbel's Canon in D
Pachelbel's Canon in D (wedding version) played by the Academy of St. Martin's in the Field orchestra.
Pachelbel's Canon
London Symphony Orchestra
Canon of Praise: Pachelbel performed by WACO High School Treble Clef Choir
IHSMA Large Group Contest was held on Friday, May 7, 2010 at the Ft. Madison High School/Middle School in Fort Madison, Iowa. Many wonderful groups performed. WACO High School located in Wayland received two of only five division I ratings given this year. This is the WACO High School Treble Clef Choir performing.
Pachelbel's Canon in D - Harp Ensemble
Canon in D by Johann Pachelbel, arranged for harps by Susann McDonald and Linda Wood Rollo. Performed by members of the Silicon Valley Chapter of the American Harp Society at their annual "String Fever" concert. (Linda Wood Rollo is harpist seated second from right, in front row.) May 14, 2011, Immanuel Lutheran Church, San Jose, California. Lynn Bailey, organist.
Canon Pachelbel
Canon in D Medley (Classical to Rock version)
Pachelbel: Magnificat
MAGNIFICAT (Johann Pachelbel) (1653 -1706)

Orquesta Buenos Ayres Barroco
Dir: Pedro Andereggen
VIOLINES: Pedro Andereggen, Andrés Espina, Esteban Turco y Lucas Cáceres
VIOLA: Olga Kneeteman
VIOLONCELLOS: Giselle Mirabello y Maria Onelia Funes
CONTRABAJO: Cesar Guzmán

Coral del Siglo XXI
SOPRANOS 1 Cecilia Schumacher (4), Claudia Jáuregui, Elizabeth Espósito, Elizabeth Fanego, Isabel Siny,asiki Akena, Mirta Kogan.
SOPRANOS II Andrea Hernández, Claudia Dovenna, Lucila De Stefano (4), María Inés Bergero, Verónica Dragovits.
CONTRALTOS Carmen Chaves, Marcela Corral, Mónica Venier (4), Silvina Ponce Dawson, María Laura Garau (4), Vanesa Viola.
TENORES Andrés Pinto, José Luis González del Cerro, Pablo Matallana (4), Roberto Shinsato, Sebastián Ormeño.
BAJOS Joaquín Tejero, Jórg Buck (4)., Pablo Barragán, Pablo Giampaolo.

Continuo: Federico Ciancio

Dirección General: Guillermo Dorá

Concierto relizado el 22 de noviembre de 2011 en la Iglesia del Corazón Eucaristico de Jesús

J. Pachelbel - Prelude & Fugue in D Minor
Johann Pachelbel- Christ lag in Todesbanden
1: Christ lag in Todesbanden; 2: Den Tod niemand zwingen kunnt; 3: Jesus Christus, Gottes Sohn;
4: Es war ein wunderlicher Krieg; 5: Hier ist das rechte Osterlamm
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