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Jhonann Pachelbel

By sahinbvb Jun 25, 2013 342 Words
Johann Pachelbel was a German Baroque composer, organist and teacher, who brought the south German organ tradition to its peak. He composed a large body of sacred and secular music, and his contributions to the development of the chorale prelude and fugue have earned him a place among the most important composers of the middle Baroque era. “Canon in D”

One of Pachelbel favorite pieces and probably one of the most recognizable pieces of classical music. Many different versions have emerged for this particular piece; from simple solo arrangement for the piano to more elaborate arrangements for different instruments. It has been used in various films like "Father of the Bride" and is a favorite choice for those who are tying the knot. "Canon in D' continues to be a favorite of many music lovers and it is believed it will remain so. In music, a canon is a contrapuntal compositional technique that employs a melody with one or more imitations of the melody played after a given duration. The initial melody is called the leader, while the imitative melody, which is played in a different voice, is called the follower. I have chosen to compare it with ‘We dance on’ by N Dubz and the Rockabel Canon. ‘We dance on’ is similar because it plays three of the same parts. It also uses some of the same instruments. The Rockabel Canon is similar because it uses some of the same instruments and it plays all the same parts. The first song is different because it has vocals. The second song is different because it was faster and the way the instruments were played was different.

Modern music covers a range of styles, genres and functions. All modern music inherits elements from the past. Modern music is often performed using the same types of instruments that were used during the classical era. Horns, new-age strings, harps and keyboards. In modern music it is common to combine various kinds of popular and ethnic music with classical music to form fusion styles.

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