Pachelbel, Canon in D (2.2 of 3), performed by Voices of Music





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Published on Nov 17, 2009

Pachelbel's celebrated "Canon in D," performed by Voices of Music, overlaid with a scrolling graphical score.


Q: Where can I get the sheet music for this piece?
A: The full score can be downloaded here
and parts that you can perform from are here:
and here's an arrangement for flute quartet (ZIP file with score and parts)

Q: Who is playing this music?
A: The group is called Voices of Music; the performers in this piece are
Katherine Kyme, Carla Moore and Cynthia Miller Freivogel, baroque violin,
Tanya Tomkins, baroque violoncello,
Hanneke van Proosdij, baroque organ, and
David Tayler, theorbo

Q: These performers are wonderful; where I can hear more?
A: Voices of Music record on the Magnatune label:
Q: Where can I get the mp3 of this?
A: This recording will be available at Magnatune pretty soon.

Q: Why does the title say "2.2 of 3"?
A: I'm planning to do three versions of this piece. The first version shows the score and the bar-graph notation; the third version will show more about how the canon works. In version 2.1, the synchronization is off and the bars are too wide; if you want to see that one, it's here:

Q: What is a "canon"?
A: As usual, Wikipedia has some good articles about this:

Q: Is there a way I could make the bar-graph scores myself?
A: The Music Animation Machine MIDI file player will generate this display; you can get the (Windows) software here:
There are lots of places on the web where you can get MIDI files; I usually go to the Classical Archives site first:
If you want to upload your videos to YouTube, you might want to read this:

Q: Could you please do a MAM video of _________?
A: First, check my "to do" list (and the related "to don't" list):
http://www.musanim.com/all/MAMToDoLis... ...
If the piece isn't listed, read the "Could you please do a MAM video of _________?" item on my main FAQ:
http://www.musanim.com/mam/mamfaq.htm... ...
and if you think I'd consider doing it, email me (stephen at musanim dot com).

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