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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About 20 toccatas by Pachelbel survive, including several brief pieces referred to as toccatinas in the Perreault catalogue.

At the time, scordatura tuning was used to produce special effects and execute tricky passages. Only two volumes of Pachelbel’s organ music were published and distributed during his lifetime: Today, Pachelbel is best known for the Canon in Das magnifiact as the Chaconne in F minorthe Toccata in E minor for organ, and the Hexachordum Apollinisa set of magnifidat variations.

Pachelbel’s other chamber music includes an aria and pqchelbel 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. They are characterized by consistent use of pedal point: Works for Organ and Keyboard.

However, the same can be said of only a few of his vocal compositions. However, most of the preludes are much shorter than the toccatas: The piece begins with a chorale fugue not shown here that turns into a four-part chorale setting which starts at bar That job was better, but, unfortunately, he lived maagnificat only two years before fleeing the French attacks of the War of the Grand Alliance.

Walther’s biography, magnififat inis the only source to state that Pachelbel studied with Wecker; there is no direct evidence for that. Lorenz Hauptschule and the Auditorio Aegediano in Nuremberg, then on 29 Mzgnificat he became a student at the University of Altdorfwhere he was also appointed organist of St.

Partly due to their simplicity, the toccatas are very accessible works; however, the E minor and C minor ones which receive more attention than the rest are in fact slightly more complex.

Johann Pachelbel – Wikipedia

This page was last edited on 28 Decemberat Hyperion offers both CDs, and downloads in a number of formats. These latter features are also found in Pachelbel’s Vespers pieces and sacred concertos, large-scale compositions which are probably his most important vocal works.


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. The Magnificat settings, most composed during Pachelbel’s late Nuremberg years, are influenced by the Italian-Viennese style and distinguish themselves from their antecedents by treating the canticle in a variety of ways and stepping away from text-dependent composition.

Johann Pachelbel died at the age of 52, in early Marchand was buried on 9 March; Mattheson cites either 3 March or 7 March as the death date, yet it is unlikely that the corpse was allowed to linger unburied as long as six days.

Ten months later, Pachelbel married Judith Drommer Trummertdaughter of a coppersmith[19] on 24 August In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikisource.

Problems playing these files? Only a few chamber music pieces by Pachelbel exist, although he might have composed many more, particularly while serving as court musician in Eisenach and Stuttgart. 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.

Unfortunately, both Barbara and their only son died in October during a plague.

He accepted, was released from Gotha inand arrived in Nuremberg in summer, with the city council paying his per diem expenses.

Household instruments like virginals or clavichords accompanied magniicat singing, so Pachelbel and many of his contemporaries made music playable using these instruments. The school authorities were so impressed by Pachelbel’s pacheelbel qualifications that he was admitted above the school’s normal quota. The six chaconnes, together with Buxtehude’s ostinato organ works, represent a shift from the older chaconne style: Complete Organ Symphonies, Series I.

Organ Music for Manuals Only: Product Description Product Details magmificat the accumulated evidence indicates beyond doubt that he was one of the greatest and most productive composers of his time and that he left a musical legacy whose value increases with the ages.

The singing of the Magnificat at Vespers was usually accompanied by the organist, and earlier composers provided examples of Magnificat settings for organ, based on themes from the chant.

Magnificat, P.246 (Pachelbel, Johann)

The site is also available in several languages. Edition of selected works, Score, Anthology, Urtext edition. In some respects, Pachelbel is similar to Haydnwho too served as a professional musician of the Stephansdom in his youth and as such was exposed to music of the leading composers of the time.

At the time, Vienna was the center of the vast Magnifocat empire and had much cultural importance; its tastes in music were predominantly Italian.


Although a few two- and four-voice works are present, most employ three voices sometimes expanding to four-voice polyphony for a bar or two. 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.

A pwchelbel of similar density is also found in the ending of the shorter D minor piece, where three voices engage in imitative pachlbel.

In pairs of pachelbe, 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.

Mensural notation from Much of Mabnificat liturgical organ music, particularly the chorale preludesis relatively simple and written for manuals only: In the original sources, all three use white notation and are marked pachelvel breve.

One important feature found in Gott ist unser Zuversicht and Nun danket alle Gott is that their endings are four-part chorale settings reminiscent of Pachelbel’s organ chorale model: Complete Vocal Works, Volume 5. Complete Preludes and Fugues for Organ. Both are gentle free-flowing pieces featuring intricate passages in both hands with many accidentalsclose to similar pieces by Girolamo Frescobaldi or Giovanni de Macque.

Magnificat in D (Johann Pachelbel) – ChoralWiki

As the Baroque style went out of fashion during the 18th century, the majority of Baroque and pre-Baroque composers were virtually forgotten. Organ Music for the Christmas Season. Retrieved from ” https: It is built on two contrasting themes a slow chromatic pattern and a lively simplistic motif which appear in their normal and inverted forms and concludes with both themes appearing simultaneously.

This concerns not only beautiful music, but rather a deepening of our understanding of Pachelbel as a key figure between southern and central German traditions, and the recognition of an oeuvre which has all too often been pushed into the shadows by the mighty Bach.

Of the eleven extant motets, ten are scored for two four-part choruses. It is possible that they served to help singers establish pitchor simply act as introductory pieces played before the beginning of the service.