Pezel: Johann Christoph. Sheet Music and Biography

By | September 14, 2021

Pezel Sheet Music

Johann Christoph Pezel (born 5 Dec 1639) was a German composer, violinist and trumpeter.

Pezel also identified himself using a variety of other names including Petzold, Petzel, Petzoldt, Bezel, Bezeld, Bezelius, and Pecelius. The latter caused some confusion with Czech musician Johannes Pecelius

On we have a small selection of Pezel sheet music for 2 trumpets and 2 trombones.


Pezel became a member of the town band in Leipzig in 1660 after the city fathers decided to increase the number of members from seven to eight. Ten years later he received a promotion to Stadtpfeifer (city piper).

His most productive years were between 1669 and 1686 publishing mostly instrumental music ( cornet or trombone ensembles, typical Ratsmusik). His compositions over this period included Musica vespertina lipsica (1669), Musicalische Seelenerquickungen (1675), Deliciae musicales, oder Lustmusik (1678), Musica curiosa lipsiaca (1686). In addition to this, he produced sacred vocal music and theoretical.

In 1672, Pezel went into an Augustinian monastery in Prague. However, this was short-lived, leaving to become a Protestant and returning to his music.

He died on 13 October 1694 at the age of fifty-five in Bautzen.

Pezel Sheet Music Downloads and Further Reading

Johann Pezel Sheet Music Intrada No.2

On we have a few arrangements of Pezel Sheet Music including instrumental versions of his Sonata’s No.1, No.2, No.3, No.10, No.22 all in PDF format.

For further reading on this composer why not take a look at Wikipedia and AllMusic.

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