Canon in D Major (4:47)

Cover of The 50 Greatest Pieces of Classical Music

From The 50 Greatest Pieces of Classical Music and 142 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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  • camune

    To listen and litsen

    2 Jun 4:48pm Reply
  • teja_91

    so so so so so so so so so so beautiful

    31 May 2:00pm Reply
  • marjo47

    Thanks Mihail, so beautiful.

    26 May 3:03pm Reply
  • Patryk10081992

    Just beautiful!

    5 May 4:34pm Reply
  • coanta

    Classical Masterpiece!

    23 Apr 2:36pm Reply
  • SuthrnGal63

    Wonderfully perfect!

    4 Feb 8:58pm Reply
  • hiddenreverse


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  • skinnydrifter


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  • uhohspagettio

    I want to marry my boyfriend with this song playing :)

    30 Jul 2014 Reply
  • gazettemessage


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  • 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 2014 Reply
  • Meethesoldier

    Still my favorite classical song ever!

    23 Jan 2014 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 2014 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
  • 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
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