Hexachordum Apollinis is considered Pachelbel’s finest composition in variation form. It consists of six Arias each comprising a theme and variations. The first. Hexachordum Apollinis: Aria Prima in D Minor. 3. Hexachordum Apollinis: Aria Secunda in E Minor Hexachordum Apollinis: Aria Tertia in F Major. Find album reviews, stream songs, credits and award information for Johann Pachelbel: Hexachordum Apollinis – Edoardo Bellotti on AllMusic –

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There is a distinct difference between Aria Sebaldina and the preceding five arias. These file s are part of the Werner Icking Music Collection. According to the old hexachordal principle the sixth aria should’ve been in B-flat major. Title-page transcription Hexachordum Apollinis Sex Arias exhibens Organo pnevmatico, vel clavato cymbalo modulandas quarum singulis suae sunt subjectae Variationes, Philomusorum in gratiam adornatum.

Please obey the copyright laws of your country. Pachelbel writes that music is the finest of the arts, governing human emotions and desires, and expresses nexachordum “belief of many” that music comes from the “Dreymal-Heilig” sung by angels [4] and from the movement of celestial bodies a belief, Pachelbel points out, shared by Pythagoras and Plato. His apollinnis on this disc has complete self-assurance and a startling directness which brings it all very much alive.

Retrieved from ” http: John Butt is a highly respected scholar, although his energies have been concentrated more towards the performance practices current in Bach’s time.

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Pachelbel Hexachordum Apollinis Ciaconna I. Hexachordum Apollinis is considered Pachelbel’s finest composition in variation form. Of all published works by Pachelbel, Hexachordum Apollinis had the widest distribution and survives in more than 10 copies in various libraries in BerlinLondonThe HagueRochesterand other cities.


Gramophone products and those of specially selected partners from the world of music. Ferdinand Tobias Richter and Dietrich Buxtehude. It comprises six arias with variations, on original themes, and is generally regarded as one hexachorsum the pinnacles of Pachelbel’s oeuvre. The description given in Welter p.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Sebaldus Church in Nuremberg, where Pachelbel was working at the time.

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He uses its resources very sparingly and with unerringly sound judgement. Butt’s choice would seem particularly sensible. Javascript is required for this feature. They may not be public domain elsewhere. Naxos Apo,linis not enabled. Scholar Willi Apel once suggested that the aria’s melody may have been a traditional tune associated somehow with the church, and not an original Pachelbel composition.

The collection contains six arias with variations, all heexachordum original, secular themes. Sebaldina almost certainly refers to St. Hexachordum Apollinised.

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First of all, the first arias are arranged so that their keys span a perfect fifththe keys of a hexachord. More information about this can be found here. Aria Quinta for organ. The frontispiece, created by Cornelius Nicolaus Schurz, describes the collection as “six arias to be played on the organ, or the harpsichord, to whose simple melodies are added variations for the pleasure of Friends of the Muses.

The first five encompass the span of a perfect fifth but the sixth is something of an enigma; its home key deviates from the expected sequence forming the hexachord, it is in triple time while the others are in quadruple and it contains eight variations as against the five or six of the previous Arias.


It would be hard to argue against such convincing playing. The collection includes a preface hexachordumm which Pachelbel dedicates the work to Dieterich Buxtehude and Ferdinand Tobias Richter and briefly discusses the nature of music.

A separate page of the preface illuminates a cabalistic aspect of Hexachordum Apollinis: This final Aria, sub-titled ”Aria Sebaldina” after the patron saint of the church in Nuremberg where Pachelbel was organist, has long intrigued scholars. Problems playing hexacbordum files? Retrieved from ” https: Whether you want to see what we think of today’s latest releases or discover what our critics thought of your favourite recordings from the past, you will find it all in our full-searchable Reviews Database.

Like much non-liturgical keyboard music of the time, Hexachordum Apollinis was not specifically intended for a particular instrument; indeed, the title-page of the original manuscript, reproduced in the accompanying booklet, depicts both apolljnis organ and a harpsichord. Compositions by Johann Pachelbel Compositions for keyboard Variations books compositions.

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Other instances of numerological devices in Hexachordum Apollinis may exist, but as of are yet to be researched.