Pachelbel’s Canon, but it’s played by hundreds of train horns
10 December 2019, 14:20 | Updated: 17 April 2020, 11:43
Train enthusiasts and Baroque specialists unite: this is the video for you.
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. Do watch and enjoy.
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.