Suite in G Major for Strings and Continuo

By Johann Pachelbel

Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706) was born in Nuremberg and served as court organist in a number of churches in central and southern Germany. He influenced many composers of his generation and later, including Johann Sebastian Bach.

Aside from his well-known Canon in D Major, Pachelbel wrote quite a few instrumental and keyboard works. The Suite in G Major is scored for 5 string parts (2 violins, 2 violas and continuo). It consists of a short, majestic overture with dynamic contrasts, followed by 5 dance movements.