Pachelbel, Johann

BORN 1653, Nürnberg, Bayern - DIED 3 Mar 1706, Nürnberg, Bayern
GRAVE LOCATION Nürnberg, Bayern: St. Rochus Friedhof, Gostenhof

Johann Pachelbel was a composer of Protestant church music. He studied music in Altdorf and Regensburg and worked as an organist in Erfurt, Vienna, Stuttgart and other cities.

In 1695 he became the organist of the St. Sebaldus Church in Nürnberg. He held this position until he died in 1706. Among his pupils was Johann Christoph Bach, who later was the first teacher of his younger brother Johann Sebastian Bach.


The grave of Johann Pachelbel at the Rochus cemetery, Nürnberg.
Picture by Androom (19 Aug 2003)


Encyclopaedia Britannica, 2004

Padua, Paul Matthias

Published: 02 Jun 2010
Last update: 01 Jan 2023