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Johann Pachelbel

Johann PachelbelAKA Johann Christoph Pachelbel

Born: 1-Sep-1653
Birthplace: Nuremberg, Germany
Died: 3-Mar-1706
Location of death: Nuremberg, Germany
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, St. Rochus Cemetery, Nuremberg, Germany

Gender: Male
Religion: Lutheran
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Musician, Composer

Nationality: Germany
Executive summary: Canon in D Major

Composer for the organ, predominantly Protestant church music influenced by his knowledge of Catholic music of Austria and Italy. He became organist for the St. Sebalduskirche in Nuremburg, 1695-1706. Johann Sebastian Bach's brother Johann Christoph Bach was a student of his, and the more famous Bach seems to have benefited from appreciation of Pachelbel's work. Today he is best known for the Canon in D Major, which was not much played in the United States until the mid part of the 20th century. It is now highly recognizable.

Wife: Barbara Gabler (m. 25-Oct-1681, d. Sep-1683 plague)
Son: (d. Sep-1683 plague)
Wife: Judith Drommer (m. 24-Aug-1684)
Son: Wilhelm Hieronymous Pachelbel (organist)
Son: Charles Theodore Pachelbel (organist)
Son: Johann Michael Pachelbel
Daughter: Amalia

    University: University of Altdorf
    University: Gymnasium Poeticum, Regensburg

    German Ancestry

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