Tocatas, ricercares and canzonas dominate the key pad music compiled by Erbach. He was an organist and composer who kept and taken care of (throughout the majority of his existence) the positioning of associate or complete organist for the town of Augsburg. His status was full as he captivated many college students of both Protestant and Catholic perusasions. Affects upon the type of his music had been primarily Venetian despite the fact that his key pad music is similar to Hassler’s. Beyond the framework of instrumental music, Erbach also had written items for the chapel services and liturgical festivities. Erbach was thought to have an excellent hearing for the body organ and was consulted on several occassions when tools were being constructed.