Canon in D Major (4:47)

Cover of Summer Chillout

From Summer Chillout and 136 other releases

Pachelbel’s Canon, also known as Canon in D major (PWC 37, T. 337, PC 358), is the most famous piece of music by German Baroque composer Johann Pachelbel. It was originally scored for three violins and basso continuo and paired with a gigue in the same key. Like most other works by Pachelbel and other pre-1700 composers, the Canon remained forgotten for centuries and was rediscovered only in the 20th century. Several decades after it was first published in 1919, the piece became extremely popular, and today it is frequently played at weddings and included on classical music compilations, along with other famous Baroque pieces such as Air on the G String by Johann Sebastian Bach.


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  • gazettemessage


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  • WS9167

    oh, get me away from here i'm dying.... write me a song to set me free.... nobody writes them like they used to.... FLOATING IN SPACE!

    5 Jun 1:43pm Reply
  • ActiveInfidel

    I saw buskers play this on a street in Bath about Christmas time. Better than this, though these are quite good. I dropped a fiver in their basket, I was that impressed

    2 Mar 12:27pm Reply
  • Meethesoldier

    Still my favorite classical song ever!

    23 Jan 8:29pm Reply
  • MadCat117

    I like playing this song. It's REALLY hard, but I can play it somewhat. This song is absolutely perfect. No one could have done better.

    10 Jan 6:20pm Reply
  • bohemian_chic

    *♥.•*¨*•♫♪ *♥♥♥* ♫♪•*¨*•.♥

    8 Jan 4:16pm Reply
  • Bazooka-Klassik

    Bämmm! ... still ... listend a 100 times ... Epic Masterpiece !

    26 Nov 2013 Reply
  • JimiVonMicrodot

    Like a ray of sunshine, this is so beautiful it almost hurts. Jeez, how gay does that sound!

    15 Nov 2013 Reply
  • PatroFloyd

    It makes my cry.

    29 Sep 2013 Reply
  • radio_face

    Three hundred plus years ago. Amazing.

    17 Sep 2013 Reply
  • snakeeater36

    This is my favorite piece of music above all other i have ever listened to. It reminds me of a particular place i was at in the world those with me who may be gone now but, are much younger, They were very special people in my life and selfless!

    10 Sep 2013 Reply
  • hinjibub

    Hi Does anybody have a link to the sheet music for this version? I cannot find it for the life of me. Or does anybody have it in their files so they can send it to me direct? Please and thank you for any help. thanks ben

    19 Apr 2013 Reply
  • ActiveInfidel

    A good enough rendition - I've heard it play worse

    24 Mar 2013 Reply
  • nitty_look

    Yes, I know, it is a wedding tune here too, but it so much better than only an incidental music for weddings. Maybe I overacted a bit :) - I adore this masterpiece so that I can't find the right words to express myself, sorry...

    4 Jan 2013 Reply
  • daparry

    nitty_look: "I want it to be played on my funeral." I thought this toon was de rigeur for Californian weddings.

    17 Nov 2012 Reply
  • nitty_look

    I want it to be played on my funeral. But I guess I won't be able to hear it... Until then I keep on listen to this masterpiece ♥♥♥

    13 Oct 2012 Reply
  • cullyitfc

    so beautiful and relaxing

    18 Sep 2012 Reply
  • headey

    on toy pianos!

    17 Sep 2012 Reply
  • pure_emotion

    heaven in tunes !! ........ ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

    10 Sep 2012 Reply
  • PurplePostRock

    I feel like I just Graduated from High School Again

    3 Sep 2012 Reply
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