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Johann Pachelbel´╗┐

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Canon and Gigue in D

Could German baroque composer Johann Pachelbel have realized that such a simple little piece, one of hundreds that he wrote, would become such a cultural touchstone? It is heard at weddings, funerals, grocery stores. It has been arranged for pretty much any combination of instruments that you can imagine. And yet it is not universally loved. Check out this inspired rant [warning: the language gets a little salty at the end]. Ensembles dedicated to historically informed performance have brought back the excitement possible with this work, with lively, inventive recordings - a cure for the common Canon.