Canon in D is a composition attributed to the German Baroque composer Johann Pachelbel. Believed to have been composed in the late 17th century, around 1680, the piece is part of Pachelbel's Canon and Gigue in D major for three violins and basso continuo. The work is renowned for its graceful melody and distinctive canon structure.
The canon is a musical form where a melody is played and then imitated by one or more instruments after a delay. In the case of Pachelbel's Canon, the three violins play the same melody in a round-like fashion, creating a harmonically rich and satisfying musical texture. The basso continuo provides a supportive harmonic foundation.
Despite being composed over three centuries ago, "Canon in D" experienced a surge in popularity in the late 20th century and is now widely recognized and loved. Its timeless and soothing quality has made it a popular choice for weddings, and events. The piece's beauty lies in its simplicity, elegance, and the beauty of its repeating chord progression, making it one of the most celebrated and enduring works from the Baroque era.
Enjoy this arrangement of Pachelbel's Canon made by Jeff Peterson for Low G Ukulele.
The score includes standard notation and TAB.