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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Chorale preludes constitute almost half of Pachelbel’s surviving organ works, in part because of his Erfurt job duties which required him to compose chorale preludes on a regular basis. Among the finest, most performed, and most studied of Pachelbel’s works are the 95 short, preludial fugues on the Magnificat.

His profound effect on the history of music is most notable in the enormous popularity of his Canon in D Major as well as the intense respect shown by students, scholars, and keyboard artists studying the composer’s incredible legacy of keyboard masterworks. The suites do not adhere to a fixed structure: The E-flat major and G minor fantasias are variations on the Italian toccata di durezze e ligature genre.

Elements of the choral writing sound not unlike that of Pachelbel’s predecessor Schiitz—though director Ng’s informative and well-researched pachelvel notes point out that Pachelbel would have absorbed the concerted Italianate style while an magniicat in Vienna. Ten months later, Pachelbel married Judith Drommer Trummertdaughter of a coppersmith[19] on 24 August The toccata idiom is completely absent, however, in the short Prelude in A minor:.

Pachelbel’s other variation sets include a few arias and an arietta a short aria with variations and a few pieces designated as chorale variations. Pachelbel wrote more than one hundred fugues on free themes. Chorale phrases are treated one at a time, in the order in which they occur; frequently, the accompanying voices anticipate the next phrase by using bits of the melody in imitative counterpoint.


His fugues are magnificzt based on non-thematic material, and are shorter than the later model of which those of J.

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They have two Adagio sections which juxtapose slower and faster rhythms: Walther’s biography, published inis the only source to state that Pachelbel studied with Wecker; there is no direct evidence for that. However, Pachelbel’s collection was intended for amateur violinists, and scordatura tuning is used ppachelbel as a basic introduction to the technique. In Pachelbel published Hexachordum Apollinis the title is a reference to Apollo ‘s magnificta collection of six variations set in different keys.

Click here for details. The marriage took place in the house of the bride’s father. The most famous of Pachelbel’s organ chaconnes, performed on a church organ in Trubschachen, Switzerland by Burghard Fischer.

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Orchestral material and maghificat products. Nevertheless, Pachelbel’s fugues display a tendency towards a more unified, subject-dependent structure which was to become the key element of late Baroque fugues.

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The Magnificat Fugues were all composed during Pachelbel’s final years in Nuremberg. The second employs the violins in an imitative, sometimes homophonic structure, that uses shorter note values.

Magnificat in D (Johann Pachelbel)

Since the latter was greatly influenced by Italian composers such as Giacomo Carissimiit is likely through Prentz that Pachelbel started developing an interest in contemporary Italian music, and Catholic church music in general. 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.


Pachelbel’s chamber music is much less virtuosic than Biber ‘s Mystery Sonatas or Buxtehude ‘s Opus 1 and Opus 2 chamber sonatas. They are characterized by consistent use of pedal point: Canon in D major. However, most of the preludes are much shorter than the toccatas: As a chronological order is not possible in many cases, the individual works have been arranged according to scoring within their groups.

Of these, the five-part suite in G major Partie a 5 in G major is a variation suite, where each movement begins with a theme from the opening sonatina; like its four-part cousin Partie a 4 in G major and the third standalone suite Partie a 4 in F-sharp minor it updates the German suite model by using the latest French dances such as the gavotte or the ballet. Lorenz church the same year. The site is also available in several languages. Fugue in C major for organ One of Pachelbel’s many C major fugues on original themes, this short piece uses a subject with a pattern of repeated notes in a manner discussed above.

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. The remaining five works are all in triple meter and display a wide variety of moods and techniques, concentrating on melodic content as opposed to the emphasis on harmonic complexity and virtuosity in Buxtehude’s chaconnes.