Johann Pachelbel – Life and Work

Following school and initial musical studies in Nuremberg, Altdorf and Regensburg, Johann Pachelbel went to Vienna in 1673. There he was appointed deputy organist at St Stephen’s Cathedral. After a short period in 1677 as court organist in Eisenach he moved in 1678 to the Predigerkirche in Erfurt. From 1690 onwards he worked as an organist in Stuttgart, in Gotha and finally in 1695 at St Sebald’s Church in Nuremberg, the most sought-after position in the imperial city. Pachelbel was one of the leading organists in the South German organ tradition. His vocal music, which has received little attention up until now, will be made available in this edition in its entirety for the first time. The edition contains both easily accessible and more demanding, magnificent sounding works, largely for liturgical use.