Pachelbel - Canon and Gigue in D (Combattimento)

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Pachelbel: Canon en Gigue in D - Combattimento - Live concert HD

Combattimento speelt Pachelbels 'Canon en gigue in D' in Het Zondagochtend Concert.

Op het programma:
Pachelbel: Canon en gigue in D

De uitvoerenden:
Combattimento, bestaande uit:
Reinier Reijngoud [viool]
Quirine van Hoek [viool]
Johan Olof [viool]
Marjolijn Boersma [viool]
Marjolein Dispa [altviool]
Wouter Mijnders [cello]
Erik Olsman [contrabas]
Sören Leupold [chitarrone]
Pieter Dirksen [klavecimbel]

Opname: het Zondagochtend Concert van 25 december 2016, in Het Concertgebouw te Amsterdam.


Johann Pachelbel (Baptised September 1, 1653 – buried March 9, 1706) was a German composer, organist, and teacher who brought the south German organ tradition to its peak. He composed a large body of sacred and secular music, and his contributions to the development of the chorale prelude and fugue have earned him a place among the most important composers of the middle Baroque era.

Pachelbel's music enjoyed enormous popularity during his lifetime; he had many pupils and his music became a model for the composers of south and central Germany. Today, Pachelbel is best known for the Canon in D.

Pachelbel's Canon is the name commonly given to a canon by the German Baroque composer Johann Pachelbel in his Canon and Gigue for 3 violins and basso continuo (German: Kanon und Gigue für 3 Violinen mit Generalbaß) (PWC 37, T. 337, PC 358), sometimes referred to as Canon and Gigue in D or simply Canon in D. Neither the date nor the circumstances of its composition are known (suggested dates range from 1680 to 1706), and the oldest surviving manuscript copy of the piece dates from the 19th century.

Pachelbel's Canon, like Pachelbel's other works, although popular during his lifetime, soon went out of style, and remained in obscurity for centuries thereafter. A 1968 arrangement and recording of it by the Jean-François Paillard chamber orchestra became unexpectedly popular over the next decade, and in the 1970s the piece began to be recorded by many ensembles; by the early 1980s its presence as background music was deemed inescapable. From the 1970s to the early 2000s, elements of the piece, especially its chord progression, were used in a variety of pop music songs. Since the 1980s, it has also been used frequently in weddings and funeral ceremonies in the Western world.

The canon was originally scored for three violins and basso continuo and paired with a gigue. Both movements are in the key of D major. Although a true canon at the unison in three parts, it also has elements of a chaconne.
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