Johann Pachelbel was a German Baroque composer,
organist and teacher, who brought the south German
organ tradition to its peak. He composed a large body
of sacred and secular music, and his contributions to
the development of the chorale prelude and fugue have
earned him a place among the most important composers
of the middle Baroque era.
Chaconne in D minor (PWC 41, T. 204, PC 147, POP 14) is
an organ chaconne by Johann Pachelbel. It is one of the
six surviving chaconnes by the composer, and one of his
best known organ works. Nothing is known about the date
of composition of the piece. The Andreas Bach Buch was
probably compiled in early 18th century, possibly
between 1707 and 1713, although these dates are not
certain. Chaconne in D minor may represent a later
stage of development in Pachelbel's style, similar to
the four Pachelbel toccatas preserved in ABB, all of
which seem to be late works.
Although originally written for Organ, I created this
arrangement for solo Concert (Pedal) Harp.