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Some of The Greatest Pachelbel's Canon Major

Pachelbel's Canon (also known as Canon in D major, or, more formally, Canon and Gigue

in D major for three Violins and Basso Continuo (Kanon und Gigue in D-Dur für drei Violinen und Basso Continuo)) is the most famous piece of music by Johann Pachelbel. It was written in or around 1680, during the Baroque period, as a piece of chamber music for three violins and basso continuo, but has since been arranged for a wide variety of ensembles. The Canon was originally paired with a gigue in the same key, although this composition is rarely performed or recorded today. It is well known for its chord progression, which has become one of the most used in popular music.



The first 9 bars of the Canon in D: the violins play a three-voice canon over the ground bass which provides the harmonic structure. Colors are used above to differentiate and highlight the individual canonic entries. (click to enlarge)

These post are reviewing some of the greatest hits in the classical world which was originally composed in the 1680's by Johann Pachelbel and the first variation was arranged by George Winston. Highly recommended, enjoy!

Performed by the Slovak Chamber Orchestra

Canon In C Major Piano Version

Played by Funtwo. "I learned to play guitar with GuitarMasterPro.net. Practice, Practice, Practice and get a copy of Guitar Master Pro, that's how I did it!"

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1 comment(s):


January 30, 2008 at 10:22 PM

Absolutely Fantastic ! Marvelous !

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