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Transcript of Johann Pachelbel
Died March 9, 1706
Father was a wine dealer, so he wasn't very wealthy growing up
Pachelbel enrolled himself in university at Altdorf but had to leave a year later due to insufficient funds
Pachelbel was employed as a court organist in Eisenhack, Predigerkiche, & Stuttgart
Fun Facts The Baroque Period: Johann Pachelbel Team Silver Dorie Clevenger
Krystal Eckart Pachelbel wrote mainly for the organ and for chamber music (meant for small groups of instruments that could fit in a palace room), and his works were central in the development of keyboard and Protestant church music
Pachelbel was married to a woman named Barbara Gabler, with whom he had a son.
Both died in 1683 due to a plague, so he remarried to Judith Drommer, with whom he had seven children
Several of his children also chose a career in music; two of his children became organists, another turned out to be an instrument maker, and one of his daughters became a painter and engraver
Pachelbel only published a few of his compositions at a time because it required copper engraving which was very expensive The Bach Family and Pachelbel Pachelbel was close friends with Johann Sebastian Bach, and was a heavy influence on him
Johann Christoph Bach, Sebastian's younger brother, was Pachelbel's student
Pachelbel became the Bach's guardian after the death of their parents
Composer. Musician. Teacher. Father. 3 Compositions: Toccata in C-minor
Chaconne in F-minor Canon in D Toccata's were typically written for keyboard instruments to emphasize the dexterity of the musician's fingers a dance-like composition based on variations of chords in a bass-line