Posts Tagged ‘Canon in D Major’

Chaconne in F Minor for Harpsichord!

August 12, 2017

Johann Pachelbel, best know for his Canon in D Major (and rightly so) was a prolific composer during the Middle German Baroque period.  He composed more than 200 compositions for organ, works for other keyboards (e.g., harpsichord), sacred music, and chamber music.  His exact birthdate is unknown (but it was sometime in August (ca. 1653) due to his baptism in early September), so to honor this wonderful composer during his birthday month, here is his Chaconne in F Minor for harpsichord.  Enjoy!


An Organ Master!

September 1, 2016

Pachelbel_signatureJohann  Pachelbel . . . [while we know he was born in 1653 (in Nuremberg, Germany), we don’t know the exact date of birth — but he was baptized on September 1st — so today will have to do] . . . was considered one of the most important composers of the middle Baroque era as well as one of the great organ masters of the generation before Johann Sebastian Bach.   Of course, my favorite piece would be the Canon in D Major. . . enjoy!

Fresh Version of Canon in D!

April 5, 2014

Pachelbel’s Canon in D Major is one of those classics that I rarely tire of hearing.   Then I ran across this version by the Piano Guys’ Steven Sharp Nelson (Rockelbel’s Canon in D for four cellos) and was simply blown away!  Fun, fresh, and very entertaining.  Enjoy!

Hop-ing Good Time!

March 5, 2013

Here’s a new take on one of my classical favorites by the late 17th Century Baroque composer Johann Pachelbel . . . his Canon in D.    While the Canon in D was written in the late 17th Century, it wasn’t published until 1919 and it didn’t really become very popular until several decades later (the 1970s).  This version incorporates an unusual combination of classical Korean instruments and hip-hop (including some pretty neat choreography).   Hopefully this will put a bounce in your step and a smile on your face.   Happy Tuesday!


A [G]lass Performance!

July 31, 2012

I remember “playing” water glasses during my youth, but Robert Tiso has taken this artform to another level.  Here he is playing Johann Pachelbel’s Canon in D Major on the glass harp!  Simply amazing (and beautiful)!