History Music / PachelbelsCanon

19th Mar '16 4:09:36 AM Dontfollowmeman
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*Used as background music in ''WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation'' star BenCroshaw's new Escapist format ''Judging By The Cover''.
19th Nov '15 8:41:26 AM Jeduthun
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A very well-known piece of ClassicalMusic. Written by Johann Pachelbel, it is the first movement of "Canon and Gigue in D", the less-famous second movement being more lively and dance-like. The canon involves a two-bar-long [[PachelbelsCanonProgression ostinato]] (repeating bass progression), over which three instrumental parts each play the same melodic material but starting at different times, each one displaced from the one before by a distance of two bars (one rotation of the ostinato) throughout the canon; this material is written in such a way that the three parts harmonize. The piece is usually performed with a string orchestra, but arrangements of it exist for almost every standard ensemble you can think of. Though Pachelbel was largely forgotten after his death (noted primarily for being a family friend/music tutor of the Bachs and thus indirectly influencing the works of [[Music/JohannSebastianBach J. S.]]), this piece's rediscovery in 1919 skyrocketed him to fame, albeit of the OneHitWonder variety.

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A [[StandardSnippet very well-known piece piece]] of ClassicalMusic. Written by Johann Pachelbel, it is the first movement of "Canon and Gigue in D", the less-famous second movement being more lively and dance-like. The canon involves a two-bar-long [[PachelbelsCanonProgression ostinato]] (repeating bass progression), over which three instrumental parts each play the same melodic material but starting at different times, each one displaced from the one before by a distance of two bars (one rotation of the ostinato) throughout the canon; this material is written in such a way that the three parts harmonize. The piece is usually performed with a string orchestra, but arrangements of it exist for almost every standard ensemble you can think of. Though Pachelbel was largely forgotten after his death (noted primarily for being a family friend/music tutor of the Bachs and thus indirectly influencing the works of [[Music/JohannSebastianBach J. S.]]), this piece's rediscovery in 1919 skyrocketed him to fame, albeit of the OneHitWonder variety.



By the way, "canon" the musical term has nothing to do with {{canon}} the literary term for a creator's definitive body of work. Also, don't confuse it with the pieces of music that use ''cannons,'' which you'll find under OrchestralBombing.

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By the way, "canon" the musical term has nothing to do with {{canon}} "{{canon}}" the literary term for a creator's definitive body of work. Also, don't confuse it with the pieces of music that use ''cannons,'' which you'll find under OrchestralBombing.
19th Nov '15 8:34:28 AM Jeduthun
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It's commonly featured in collections of "light" or "soothing" music, and is often played at weddings. It is also a popular selection for use in {{Public Domain Soundtrack}}s. It's the ''[[Music/LynyrdSkynyrd Free Bird]]'' of classical music, exacerbated by its own repetitiveness: [[PachelbelsCanonProgression cellists in particular detest it because it involves playing the same 8-note progression 27 times without variation]].

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It's commonly featured in collections of "light" or "soothing" music, and is often played at weddings.weddings, second only to LohengrinAndMendelssohn. It is also a popular selection for use in {{Public Domain Soundtrack}}s. It's the ''[[Music/LynyrdSkynyrd Free Bird]]'' of classical music, exacerbated by its own repetitiveness: [[PachelbelsCanonProgression cellists in particular detest it because it involves playing the same 8-note progression 27 times without variation]].
18th Nov '15 7:22:54 PM Jeduthun
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By the way, "canon" the musical term has nothing to do with {{canon}} the literary term for a creator's definitive body of work. Also, don't confuse it with the pieces of music that use ''cannons,'' which you'll find under OrchestralBombing.
6th Nov '15 9:44:38 AM Willbyr
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* It features in and is one of the themes of ''{{Kanon}}'', which names itself after the piece.

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* It features in and is one of the themes of ''{{Kanon}}'', ''VisualNovel/{{Kanon}}'', which names itself after the piece.
16th Apr '15 4:46:43 PM jboone93
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* Used as background music during "Decomposing Composers" by Creator/MichaelPalin sang on Creator/MontyPython's ''Audioplay/MontyPythonsContractualObligationAlbum''.

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* Used as background music during "Decomposing Composers" by Creator/MichaelPalin sang on Creator/MontyPython's ''Audioplay/MontyPythonsContractualObligationAlbum''. ''Audioplay/MontyPythonsContractualObligationAlbum''.
* Used in the final episode of ''WebAnimation/LlamasWithHats'' [[spoiler:from the point where Carl discovers Paul's dead body until Carl kills himself.]]
11th Mar '15 11:10:29 AM Patachou
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* Used during the "not-wedding" on Series/{{Charmed}} in Season 3

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* Used during the "not-wedding" on Series/{{Charmed}} in Season 33.
* Used as background music during "Decomposing Composers" by Creator/MichaelPalin sang on Creator/MontyPython's ''Audioplay/MontyPythonsContractualObligationAlbum''.
10th Mar '15 3:28:49 PM ironballs16
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It's commonly featured in collections of "light" or "soothing" music, and is often played at weddings. It is also a popular selection for use in {{Public Domain Soundtrack}}s. It's the ''[[Music/LynyrdSkynyrd Free Bird]]'' of classical music, exacerbated by its own repetitiveness: cellists in particular detest it because it involves playing the same 8-note progression 27 times without variation.

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It's commonly featured in collections of "light" or "soothing" music, and is often played at weddings. It is also a popular selection for use in {{Public Domain Soundtrack}}s. It's the ''[[Music/LynyrdSkynyrd Free Bird]]'' of classical music, exacerbated by its own repetitiveness: [[PachelbelsCanonProgression cellists in particular detest it because it involves playing the same 8-note progression 27 times without variation.
variation]].
13th Dec '14 4:19:16 AM Patachou
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A very well-known piece of ClassicalMusic. Written by Johann Pachelbel, it is the first movement of "Canon and Gigue in D", the less-famous second movement being more lively and dance-like. The canon involves a two-bar-long [[PachelbelsCanonProgression ostinato]] (repeating bass progression), over which three instrumental parts each play the same melodic material but starting at different times, each one displaced from the one before by a distance of two bars (one rotation of the ostinato) throughout the canon; this material is written in such a way that the three parts harmonize. The piece is usually performed with a string orchestra, but arrangements of it exist for almost every standard ensemble you can think of. Though Pachelbel was largely forgotten after his death (noted primarily for being a family friend/music tutor of the Bachs and thus indirectly influencing the works of [[JohannSebastianBach J. S.]]), this piece's rediscovery in 1919 skyrocketed him to fame, albeit of the OneHitWonder variety.

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A very well-known piece of ClassicalMusic. Written by Johann Pachelbel, it is the first movement of "Canon and Gigue in D", the less-famous second movement being more lively and dance-like. The canon involves a two-bar-long [[PachelbelsCanonProgression ostinato]] (repeating bass progression), over which three instrumental parts each play the same melodic material but starting at different times, each one displaced from the one before by a distance of two bars (one rotation of the ostinato) throughout the canon; this material is written in such a way that the three parts harmonize. The piece is usually performed with a string orchestra, but arrangements of it exist for almost every standard ensemble you can think of. Though Pachelbel was largely forgotten after his death (noted primarily for being a family friend/music tutor of the Bachs and thus indirectly influencing the works of [[JohannSebastianBach [[Music/JohannSebastianBach J. S.]]), this piece's rediscovery in 1919 skyrocketed him to fame, albeit of the OneHitWonder variety.



It is also known by the names "Canon in D", "Pachelbel's Canon in D", and "Kanon D-dur" (the German name, meaning "D major Canon"). The piece is, of course, in D major--ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. This hasn't stopped it from being [[MisattributedSong misattributed]] to everyone under the sun, particularly [[WolfgangAmadeusMozart Mozart]].

It's commonly featured in collections of "light" or "soothing" music, and is often played at weddings. It is also a popular selection for use in {{Public Domain Soundtrack}}s. It's the ''[[LynyrdSkynyrd Free Bird]]'' of classical music, exacerbated by its own repetitiveness: cellists in particular detest it because it involves playing the same 8-note progression 27 times without variation.

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It is also known by the names "Canon in D", "Pachelbel's Canon in D", and "Kanon D-dur" (the German name, meaning "D major Canon"). The piece is, of course, in D major--ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. This hasn't stopped it from being [[MisattributedSong misattributed]] to everyone under the sun, particularly [[WolfgangAmadeusMozart [[Music/WolfgangAmadeusMozart Mozart]].

It's commonly featured in collections of "light" or "soothing" music, and is often played at weddings. It is also a popular selection for use in {{Public Domain Soundtrack}}s. It's the ''[[LynyrdSkynyrd ''[[Music/LynyrdSkynyrd Free Bird]]'' of classical music, exacerbated by its own repetitiveness: cellists in particular detest it because it involves playing the same 8-note progression 27 times without variation.



* The influence of the piece can be heard in many of EmilieAutumn's songs, since as a child she would mentally play the piece each night to suppress her auditory hallucinations (as quoted from [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emilie_Autumn The Other Wiki]]). A few bars of the melody are shoehorned into "Save You", and the first half of the ostinato is used in "Ancient Grounds" and "Let the Record Show".

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* The influence of the piece can be heard in many of EmilieAutumn's Music/EmilieAutumn's songs, since as a child she would mentally play the piece each night to suppress her auditory hallucinations (as quoted from [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emilie_Autumn The Other Wiki]]). A few bars of the melody are shoehorned into "Save You", and the first half of the ostinato is used in "Ancient Grounds" and "Let the Record Show".
27th Sep '14 6:03:40 AM shamblingdead
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* Used during the "not-wedding" on Series/{{Charmed}} in Season 3
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