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A [[StandardSnippet very well-known piece]] of ClassicalMusic (technically BaroqueMusic). 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]] of ClassicalMusic (technically BaroqueMusic). 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, [[ProgressiveInstrumentation each one displaced from the one before 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.


A [[StandardSnippet 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.

Enjoy it by clicking [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Af372EQLck here]]. Fun fact: The one we commonly hear about the canon is actually a rendition by the French conductor [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean-Francois_Paillard Jean-François Paillard]] in 1969. What he did was slowed down the tempo and tuned it in Romantic style. [[https://youtu.be/soIQ52hkMXw Here]] is the rendition played according to the original manuscripts (which is actually a half-step lower, in the key of D-flat major).

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A [[StandardSnippet very well-known piece]] of ClassicalMusic.ClassicalMusic (technically BaroqueMusic). 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.

Enjoy it by clicking [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Af372EQLck here]]. Fun fact: The one we commonly hear about the canon is actually a rendition by the French conductor [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean-Francois_Paillard Jean-François Paillard]] in 1969. What he did was slowed down the tempo and tuned it in Romantic style. [[https://youtu.be/soIQ52hkMXw Here]] is the rendition played according to the original manuscripts (which is actually sounds a half-step lower, in the key of D-flat major).
major[[note]]BaroqueMusic tuning was generally pitched lower than we're used to, around A415, although it varied widely; the modern standard of A440 was developed much later. [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Concert_pitch#History_of_pitch_standards_in_Western_music It's a long story]].[[/note]]).


The piece is the TropeNamer and TropeCodifier for the PachelbelsCanonProgression.

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The piece is the TropeNamer {{Trope Namer|s}} and TropeCodifier for the PachelbelsCanonProgression.


* In the year 2000, the piece was heavily sampled by Vitamin C for her hit "Graduation (Friends Forever)", which resulted in the WeirdAlEffect for millions of millennials who associate the Canon with their high school graduations.[[invoked]]

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* In the year 2000, the piece was heavily sampled (albeit transposed down to C major) by Vitamin C for her hit "Graduation (Friends Forever)", which resulted in the WeirdAlEffect for millions of millennials who associate the Canon with their high school graduations.[[invoked]]


* ''Canon D (Part of the Memories #1)'', one of the [[PublicDomainSoundtrack tracks]] composed for the VideoGame/PumpItUp series by Andamiro's in-house band [=BanYa=], with a regular and full track version (a first for the game's original tunes). The song is highly popular with PumpItUp fans, not only for the song's Classical rock- style melody, but because of the [[{{Animesque}} anime-style]] video that accompanies it, for both having [[VisualEffectsofAwesome animation that's considered to be higher quality than most other BGAs in the franchise]] and for its narrative that provides doses of TearJerker and CrowningMomentofHeartwarming. The video is even the Trope page for the game! A later remix called Canon X.1 was later released, only it's not a follow up to the first story (despite the video officially being titled Canon-D Part of the Memories #1), and instead tells a separate story that's [[ShoutOut inspired by]] "Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion."

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* ''Canon D (Part of the Memories #1)'', one of the [[PublicDomainSoundtrack tracks]] composed for the VideoGame/PumpItUp ''VideoGame/PumpItUp'' series by Andamiro's in-house band [=BanYa=], with a regular and full track version (a first for the game's original tunes). The song is highly popular with PumpItUp ''Pump It Up'' fans, not only for the song's Classical rock- style melody, but because of the [[{{Animesque}} anime-style]] video that accompanies it, for both having [[VisualEffectsofAwesome animation that's considered to be higher quality than most other BGAs in the franchise]] and for its narrative that provides doses of TearJerker and CrowningMomentofHeartwarming. The video is even the Trope page for the game! A later remix called Canon X.1 was later released, only it's not a follow up to the first story (despite the video officially being titled Canon-D Part of the Memories #1), and instead tells a separate story that's [[ShoutOut inspired by]] "Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion."


* Mother3 uses it in the theme of the Magypsies.
* Goldenrod City in PokemonGoldAndSilver and its remakes utilizes it.

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* Mother3 ''VideoGame/Mother3'' uses it in the theme of the Magypsies.
* Goldenrod City in PokemonGoldAndSilver ''VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver'' and its remakes utilizes it.








* TayZonday's arrangement "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RSCzMT8IMME Canon In Z]]."

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* TayZonday's Music/TayZonday's arrangement "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RSCzMT8IMME Canon In Z]]."


* ''[[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda Pachelbel's]] [[IncrediblyLamePun Ganon]],'' an OverclockedRemix track by djpretzel that rearranges Zelda's Lullaby and ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime's'' opening theme in an R&B style, with this as its backing track.

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* ''[[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda Pachelbel's]] [[IncrediblyLamePun Ganon]],'' an OverclockedRemix Music/OverclockedRemix track by djpretzel that rearranges Zelda's Lullaby and ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime's'' opening theme in an R&B style, with this as its backing track.


* Used during the "not-wedding" on Series/{{Charmed}} in Season 3.

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* Used during the "not-wedding" on Series/{{Charmed}} ''Series/{{Charmed}}'' in Season 3.



* Used as background music in ''WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation'' star BenCroshaw's new Escapist format ''Judging By The Cover''.

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* Used as background music in ''WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation'' star BenCroshaw's Creator/BenCroshaw's new Escapist format ''Judging By The Cover''.


* The first two games in the ''Main/AtelierSeries'' make use of it for their hardest to attain endings.

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* The first two games in the ''Main/AtelierSeries'' ''VideoGame/{{Atelier}}'' series make use of it for their hardest to attain endings.


Enjoy it by clicking [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Af372EQLck here]]. Fun fact: The one we commonly hear about the canon is actually a rendition by the French conductor [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean-Francois_Paillard Jean-François Paillard]] in 1969. What he did was slowed down the tempo and tuned it in Romantic style. [[https://youtu.be/soIQ52hkMXw Here]] is the rendition played according to the original manuscripts.

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Enjoy it by clicking [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Af372EQLck here]]. Fun fact: The one we commonly hear about the canon is actually a rendition by the French conductor [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean-Francois_Paillard Jean-François Paillard]] in 1969. What he did was slowed down the tempo and tuned it in Romantic style. [[https://youtu.be/soIQ52hkMXw Here]] is the rendition played according to the original manuscripts.
manuscripts (which is actually a half-step lower, in the key of D-flat major).



* In the year 2000, the piece was heavily sampled by Vitamin C for her hit "Graduation (Friends Forever)", which resulted in the WeirdAlEffect for millions of millennials who associate the Canon with their high school graduations.

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* In the year 2000, the piece was heavily sampled by Vitamin C for her hit "Graduation (Friends Forever)", which resulted in the WeirdAlEffect for millions of millennials who associate the Canon with their high school graduations.[[invoked]]


* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qNeBdp7L4_U "Canon Rock"]], a rock remix of the piece that quickly became popular on the Internet - to the point where newspapers took notice of it. TheOtherWiki [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canon_Rock_%28music%29 has an article.]]

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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qNeBdp7L4_U "Canon Rock"]], a rock remix of the piece that quickly became popular on the Internet - to the point where newspapers took notice of it. TheOtherWiki Wiki/TheOtherWiki [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canon_Rock_%28music%29 has an article.]]


Enjoy it by clicking [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Af372EQLck here]].

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Enjoy it by clicking [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Af372EQLck here]].
here]]. Fun fact: The one we commonly hear about the canon is actually a rendition by the French conductor [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean-Francois_Paillard Jean-François Paillard]] in 1969. What he did was slowed down the tempo and tuned it in Romantic style. [[https://youtu.be/soIQ52hkMXw Here]] is the rendition played according to the original manuscripts.

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* Mother3 uses it in the theme of the Magypsies.
* Goldenrod City in PokemonGoldAndSilver and its remakes utilizes it.

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* A skit on ''Radio/JohnFinnemoresSouvenirProgramme'' portrayed Pachelbel himself as [[CreatorBacklash utterly sick]] of the Canon, being much more enthusiastic about his Fugue, his Sonata, or his Hexachordum Apollonis, eventually being forced to play it and singing about how much it annoyed him that this was all he was remembered for. ("All that it does is go dooby-dooby-dooby-dooby...")

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