Johann Pachelbel is unfairly viewed as a one-work composer, that work being the popular, Canon in D major, for three violins and continuo. He was an important figure from the Baroque period who is now seen as central in the development of both keyboard music and Protestant church music. Some have summarized his primary contribution as the uniting of Catholic Gregorian chant elements with the Northern German organ style, a style that reflected the influence of the Protestant chorale. A Lutheran, he spent several years in Vienna, where he was exposed to music by Froberger and Frescobaldi, which influenced his work with the chorale-prelude. His music in this genre would, in turn, influence the compositions of Johann Sebastian Bach, among others. It should be noted that many of Pachelbel's works are difficult to date, thus rendering ...
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Composition Highlights

Title Year Avg. Duration Genre
Canon and gigue, for 3 violins & continuo in D major, T. 337 1700 06:10 Chamber Music
Toccata, for organ in C major (II), T. 232 1706 02:23 Keyboard
Ciacona, for organ in F minor, T. 206 1706 08:26 Keyboard
Chorale Variations on "Werde Munter, mein Gemüte" for organ, T. 86 1706 05:56 Keyboard
Der Herr is König, darum toben die Völker, motet for double chorus, T. 351 1706 04:04 Choral
Fugue, for organ in D minor, T. 276 1706 02:45 Keyboard
Fantasia, for organ in G minor (Dorian), T. 255 1706 03:11 Keyboard
Ciacona, for organ in D minor (Dorian mode), T. 204 1706 05:56 Keyboard
Chorale Prelude "Vom Himmel hoch da komm ich her" (I), for organ (Choräle 6), T. 6 1693 01:49 Keyboard
Hexachordum Apollinis, collection of aria & variation sets (6) for keyboard, T. 211-216 1699 17:26 Keyboard
Aria Sexta, "Sebaldina," for keyboard in F minor (Hexachordum 6), T. 216 1699 08:56 Keyboard
Chorale Prelude "Christ lag in Todesbanden," for organ, T. 22 1706 04:38 Keyboard
Chorale Prelude "Gelobet seist du, Jesu Christ," for organ, T. 38 1706 01:44 Keyboard
Magnificat Fugue, for organ in tone 6, No. 9, T. 173 1706 01:25 Keyboard
Chorale Prelude "Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr," for organ (I), T. 14 (also attrib. Buttsett) 1706 03:16 Keyboard
Magnificat Fugue, for organ in tone 6, No. 10. T. 174 1706 01:35 Keyboard
Magnificat Fugue, for organ in tone 6, No. 4, T. 168 1706 01:23 Keyboard
Toccata and Fugue, for organ in B flat major, T. 247 1692 02:40 Keyboard
Prelude, for organ in D minor, T. 222 1706 05:47 Keyboard
Chorale Prelude "Nun komm der Heiden Heiland", for organ, T. 58 1706 03:05 Keyboard
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