Next live concert Space Time Continuo – Pachelbel Magnificat Fugues will be on 02 April 2021 at 14h00


Pachelbel’s “Canon in D” is one of the most famous and frequently heard works in the entire classical repertoire. However, Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706) was very prolific, composing a large body of both sacred and secular works, and was enormously popular during his lifetime – as well as a major influence on J.S. Bach. After hearing Pachelbel’s Magnificat Fugues for organ – which number over 90 in all, each just one to two minutes long – cellist Amanda Keesmaat was inspired to arrange a number of the fugues for three cellos. Keesmaat, director of Space Time Continuo, invited fellow cellists Elinor Frey and Camille Paquette-Roy to join her in performing these premiere arrangements, along with Luc Beauséjour (organ) and Sylvain Bergeron (archlute) for additional music by Pachelbel, including a transcription of one of his Violin Sonatas and, yes, the famous Canon.

Recorded live from le Conservatoire de musique de Montréal (QC)
April 2nd at 2 pm,  EST – Available until April 19


Concert program

Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706)

Musicalische Ergötzung, Partita 5


Chaconne in F

Fugues Magnificat 
Primi toni #1 (tutti)
Primi toni #4 (Amanda and Luc)
Primi toni #17 (Camille and Sylvain)
Primi toni #2 (tutti)
Octavi toni #6 (3 cellos)
Quarti toni #2 (organ)
Quarti toni  #5 (3 cellos)
Quarti toni #7 (3 cellos + archlute)
Tertii toni #7 (3 cellos)
Tertii toni  #5 (3 cellos + archlute)
Quinti toni #7 (Elinor and Luc)
Quinti toni #9 (organ)
Quinti toni #3 (tutti)

Canon in D

Amanda Keesmaat, direction and cello
Elinor Frey, cello
Camille Paquette-Roy, cello
Sylvain Bergeron, archlute
Luc Beauséjour, organ

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Space Time Continuo – Pachelbel Magnificat Fugues

Recorded live in February, 2021, at the height of the pandemic, Space Time Continuo brings you the music of Pachelbel newly scored for baroque cellos and continuo. 

02 April 2021 at 14h00

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