Pachelbel’s Pals and Partisans #0004
Some of you might know him as a one-piece composer, but Johann Pachelbel, the pride of Nuremberg, wrote many other works beyond the ubiquitous Canon in D. On our next Pipedreams program, we’ll explore that extensive other repertoire, which includes splendid variation chains from which the young Bach learned a thing or two, elaborate chorale-preludes, modest miniatures for the vespers Magnificat, and splendid virtuoso showpieces that show off the sounds of 10 different instruments. Joseph Payne, Marilyn Mason, and Antoine Bouchard share excerpts from their complete CD cycles, too.
JOHANN PACHELBEL: 3 Chorale-preludes: Komm, Gott Schöpfer, heiliger Geist; Wo Gott der Herr nicht bein uns hält; Jesus Christus, under Heiland –Marilyn Mason (1985 C.B. Fisk/Moore Hall, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI) MHS CD-512823, MHS CD-5132761, and MHS CD-5132369
The first three players, Payne, Mason and Boucher, have each essayed complete CD cycles of Pachelbel’s organ works of which there are many more than the several handfuls sampled here.