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Pachelbel is a prime example of a 'one-hit wonder'; his Canon In D dwarfs all of the rest of his output. This piece of music is a firm favourite in all sorts of environments, not least as an accompaniment to the walk down the aisle at weddings.
Many composers wrote canons – but nobody else achieved quite the same fame for it. It’s a simple idea in which a melody is played and then imitated by one or more other instruments. The children’s nursery rhymes Frère Jacques and Three Blind Mice are often sung in a canon, sometimes called a round.