Johann Pachelbel Biography

Pachelbel Biography

Johann Pachelbel

Johann Pachelbel (1653 - March 3, 1706) was a German Baroque composer and organist best remembered for his Canon in D, which is often heard at weddings.

Pachelbel was organist at Erfurt, in the Thuringian region of Germany and his harmonizations of church chorales seem to have been inspirational to the young Johann Sebastian Bach, whose older brother, Johann Christoph Bach, had been Pachelbel's organ student. Indeed, Pachelbel seems to have enjoyed close friendships with many members of the Bach family of musicians. Pachelbel served in the capelle in Eisenach, the home city of Ambrosius Bach and birthplace of his many children including Johann Sebastian and Johann Christoph, for a year in the 1670s. Pachelbel also stood as godfather for Ambrosius Bach's daughter (Johann Sebastian's sister) Johanna Judith Bach.

In addition to the well-known Canon in D and numerous church hymn settings, Pachelbel wrote a considerable number of cantatas for the Lutheran church and chamber sonatas for various instruments, especially the violin.

His son William Hieronymous Pachelbel was also an organist and composer.

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    Johann Pachelbel: Canon In D  Composed by Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706), arranged by Robert Schultz. For solo piano. Format: piano solo single. Baroque. D Major. 10 pages. 9x12 inches. Published by Warner Brothers.
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    Johann Pachelbel: Canon In D  Composed by Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706), arranged by Samuel Marder. For violin and piano accompaniment. Format: set of performance parts (includes separate pull-out violin part). With solo part, piano reduction and introductory text. Baroque. 7 pages. 9x12 inches. Published by C.F. Peters.
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    Johann Pachelbel: Canon In D - Easy Piano  Composed by Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706), arranged by Dan Coates. For solo piano. Format: easy piano solo single. With chord names and easy piano notation. Baroque. D Major. 5 pages. 9x12 inches. Published by Warner Brothers.
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    Johann Pachelbel: Canon In D  Composed by Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706), arranged by Simon Salz. For solo guitar. Format: guitar tablature single. With guitar tablature and standard notation. Baroque. D Major. 4 pages. 9x12 inches. Published by Warner Brothers.
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    Pachelbel's Canon - Music for Flute  Music by Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706), arranged by Keith Stent. For flute solo and piano accompaniment. Format: flute solo single. With standard notation and piano accompaniment. Baroque. D Major. 4 pages. 9x12 inches. Published by Kevin Mayhew Ltd.
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    Johann Pachelbel: Canon In D  Composed by Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706), arranged by Dan Coates. For solo piano. Format: piano solo single. Baroque. 5 pages. 9x12 inches. Published by Warner Brothers.
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    Pachelbel's Canon - Music for Cello  Music by Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706), arranged by Keith Stent. For cello solo and piano accompaniment. Format: cello solo single. With standard notation and piano accompaniment. Baroque. D Major. 4 pages. 9x12 inches. Published by Kevin Mayhew Ltd.
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    Johann Pachelbel: Canon in D  Composed by Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706), arranged by Dale Tucker. For solo organ. Format: organ solo single. With organ notation. Baroque. D Major. Series: Organ solo. 4 pages. 9x12 inches. Published by Warner Brothers.
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    Johann Pachelbel: Canon In D  Composed by Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706), arranged by Robert Schultz. For one piano four-hands (primo and secundo parts on opposing pages). Format: piano duet single. With fingerings. Baroque. D Major. 15 pages. 9x12 inches. Published by Warner Brothers.
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    Johann Pachelbel: Canon In D  Composed by Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706), arranged by Robert Schultz. For solo piano. Format: piano solo single. Baroque. D Major. 5 pages. 9x12 inches. Published by Warner Brothers.
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