Johann Pachelbel

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Born: 1653-1706
Nationality: German
Education/Training: under Kaspar Prentz, a protége of J.K. Kerll; University of Altdorf
Best Known For: although he was a busy organist throughout his life, he was prolific composer who wrote for organ, harpsichord, chamber ensembles and various vocal media
Notable Compositions:
Kanon und Gigue in D-Dur für drei Violinen und Basso Continuo (Canon in D), 1680; Hexachordum Apollinis (Apollo'sLyre), 1699; Musicalische Sterbensgedancken (Musical Thoughts on Death), 1683; Musicalische Ergotzung (Musical Delight), 1691-95; Acht Chorale zum Praeambulieren, 1693
Assignments: deputy organist of St. Stephen's Cathedral; court organist at Eisenach, in the employ of Prince Johann Georg, Duke of Saxe-Eisenach; organist fo the Predigerkirche at Erfurt; musician and organist at the Wurttemberg court under Duchess Magdalena Sibylla; town organist at Gotha; organist at St. Sebald in Nuremberg until his death
Curious Facts:
like the Bachs, the Pachelbels were a family of composers; one of Johann's sons emigrated to America and became one of the most polished musicians in the Colonies in the first half of the 18th century
REPERTOIRE : Magnificat in G major
CONCERTDATES
Rejoice! 12/05/2004
El Camino College Christmas Concert 12/19/1969
REPERTOIRE : Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied
CONCERTDATES
Soar 10/02/2005
REPERTOIRE : Nun Danket Alle Gott (Now Thank We All Our God)
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A Carolful Christmas 12/17/1982
A Carolful Christmas 12/18/1982
A Carolful Christmas 12/19/1982
Renaissance/Baroque Festival 02/03/1979
Sixteenth and Seventeenth Century Music 02/15/1970
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