Pachelbel's canon in D Major - Very nice version
  • Classical music composed by Johann Pachelbel This is one of the greatest hits in the classical world which was composed in the 1680's by Johann Pachelbel. Sight-reading it with colleagues on 2 Guadagnini,1 Stradivari Violin and a Steinway in Sweden at 3 am :-) Probably the most juicy canon on YouTube!!! :-) www.alexandergilman.com -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 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. The piece, whose score was discovered and first published in the 1920s, and first recorded in 1940 by Arthur Fiedler[1], is particularly well known for its chord progression, and is played at weddings and included on classical music compilation CDs, along with other famous Baroque pieces such as Air on the G String by JS Bach (BWV 1068). It became very popular in the late 1970s through a famous recording by the Jean-François Paillard chamber orchestra. A non-original viola pizzicato part is also commonly added (in a string orchestra or quartet setting) when a harpsichord or organ player is not used to improvise ...

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