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An important German composer of Protestant church music, Johann Pachelbel brought to his art an element acquired from familiarity with Catholic forms of music in Vienna and Italy. He was employed as an organist at Erfurt, then at court in Stuttgart, as organist at Gotha, and finally from 1695 in his native city of Nuremberg, where he died in 1706.
Although chamber music represents only a small part of Pachelbel’s achievement as a composer, his Canon and Gigue have in recent years won enormous popularity.
As a leading performer on the instrument, Pachelbel wrote a considerable amount of organ music, including a series of organ chorales based on well-known Lutheran hymn tunes. Other organ music includes works in forms later used by J.S. Bach: fugues, toccatas, fantasias and a set of six chaconnes.
Pachelbel composed several sacred concertos, works for voices and a small group of instruments.
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