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22 March 2023, 12:18
Train enthusiasts and Baroque specialists unite, this is the video for you. Canon alla Hornpipe.
An enduring Baroque masterpiece has been given an adventurous new outing, and there’s no chance of this performance falling off the rails.
The horns, pitch-perfectly assembled, are synced to a backing track. Pavel made the video back in 2017, but it’s just been rediscovered and people are appreciating its magnificence.
Maybe there was a mix-up in the type of conductor booked? In any case, it’s clearly a masterpiece...
Hlavní nadraží Praha - znělka 02 (Dlouhá verze)
The famous Canon is based on a ground bass: an eight-bar phrase of music that’s repeated 28 times with increasingly complex figurations above the bass line. Here’s a fantastic explainer video from the channel gerubach.
How Pachelbel's Canon works
Pachelbel’s Canon was much admired by J.S. Bach and other contemporaries, and continues to be one of the most popular pieces of music, voted to number 41 in the Classic FM Hall of Fame 2022. If you’re a fan, make sure you vote for it in this year’s poll.