Pachelbel: Canon in D major
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The Katherine Jenkins Collection - Early Music and the Renaissance
5. Pachelbel: Canon in D major
It’s as simple as three violins, one cello, and eight bars of music repeated 28 times. Johann Pachelbel’s Canon has risen in popularity to become one of the best-known pieces of classical music ever written. It’s hard to imagine a time when this piece wasn’t a firm favourite at weddings, but in reality, not very much is known about Pachelbel’s most famous piece.