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Canon in D major for three Violins and Continuo Pachelbel Help Opus Details
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This Canon by Johann Pachelbel consists of 28 variations (played by the 3 violins) over a repeating 8-note "ostinato" pattern played by the cello and the harpsichord. It has become extemely popular in recent decades because it has been adopted by the mass media and exposed to a wide public. There is an enormous number of recordings of this work by various orchestras and every other type of musical group imaginable, including rock and pop groups. Also, arangements of the sheet music have been made for every possible combination of instruments. It is not a popular work among cellists, because they have to suffer the tedium of playing the same boring 8 notes over and over again! And to their eternal chagrin, it is one of the most often requested works at weddings, the bread and butter for many chamber music ensembles!
Category: Chamber Music Other Ensembles Featuring Cello Baroque Period
Time Signature 4 /4 Key Signature   D Major also featuring Violin, Harpsichord Play MP3 using player below.

1    Bass line cannon theme, 2 bars long, repeated throughout.

2    First violin melody above the canon bass line
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