Thursday, 21 February 2008

Not yer Rock & Roll 1

Something to soothe the furrowed brow. This is Pachelbel's Canon in D. Pachelbel was a Bavarian early baroque composer and described by some wag as 'the original one hit wonder'. So here is his one hit with grateful thanks to the kindly soul who enriched my horizons by introducing me to it. Do yourself a favour. Just take a few minutes out of your schedule. Sit back, maybe close your eyes and enjoy. It is utterly sumptuous.


Anonymous said...

I concur this is a truly beautiful piece of music, and one of my particular favourites. Did you know that "Altogether Now" by the Farm is also based on it?
Both make very calming listening when stuck in the permanent traffic jam that is the M25, or in the alternative the particular spot of car crammed irritation nearest to you! ( Well, it works for me, anyway!)

Meatbe said...

I agree. This music touches me to the core. It is a sublime piece. Thanks for sharing, Andrew.

Verdant Earl said...

Great piece of music.

And because I'm obsessed with movies, all I could think of was "Ordinary People" which used Pachelbel's Canon in D very nicely.

Sad that I just can't enjoy it on it's own merits.