Musical Journey of Johann Pachelbel

Topics: Johann Sebastian Bach, Ludwig van Beethoven, Opera Pages: 3 (1283 words) Published: October 15, 2012
Music throughout History
I personally like classical music because my wife used to sing in many competitions, which gave me a whole new appreciation for this type of music. She has sung in many different languages such as Italian, German, Hebrew, Russian, English, Bohemian, Spanish, and French. We also used classical music in our wedding by Johann Pachelbel’s “Canon in D Major”, which is heard very often in weddings. I chose to do my research paper on classical music throughout history because nobody understands the true importance behind the music, composers or how it enlightens me.

Johann Pachelbel was born in Nürnberg, England in 1653. While he was in high school Pachelbel’s father recognized that he had a special talent for music and enrolled him in advanced music training. The first two instructors to help teach Pachelbel were Heinrich Schwemmer and organist Georg Caspar Wecker. By the age of 15 Pachelbel had already been enrolled in the University of Altdorf. While working on his degree he had also been working as an organist at the Pfarrkirche which is also known as a church. In 1670 he enrolled in the Gymnasium Poeticum in Regensburg, which in Germany is equal to a high school but typically used for college students. The Gymnasium Poeticum professors had made special arrangements for him to study music outside his classes with Kaspar Prentz, who later introduced him to Italian music. After studying Italian music with Prentz he later then began his professional career. Pachelbel was not only known for a great organist, but also an amazing, historical changing, composer which lead him to composing “Canon in D Major” (Mosterd, 2011). One of my favorite songs, which was the first song that I have ever heard my wife sing in her solo ensemble competition, is “Caro mio ben” which means “Thou, all my bliss”. The composer of this song is Giuseppe Giordani who was born December 19th 1744- January 4th 1798. He was a famous Italian composer of...
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