Pachelbel - Chorale Partita with Seven Variations for five-part Tuba Ensemble
Pachelbel's, Chorale Partita, with Seven Variations, in G is based on the 17th Century Protestant German hymn tune "Alle Menschen müssen sterben" (All of Mankind is Mortal) by Jakob Hintze. The original form of the work was in C major with eight variations, composed for Organ. Bach, being greatly influenced by Pachelbel, later took up the melody for use in one of his Cantatas. Keith Terrett has done a great job arranging these elaborate variations of about six minutes in length for a five-part Tuba Ensemble of advanced performers.