Canon and Gigue in D major (Flute quartet arr.)

The Canon and Gigue in D major by Johan Pachelbel, popularly known as Pachelbel's Canon is one of the most popular baroque pieces to be performed to the day. Like other works by pre 1700 composers, it remained undiscovered for centuries, only to be published in 1919 by Gustav Beckmann, as part of his article on Pachelbel's music. The date and circumstances surrounding the composition remain unknown, though much has been guessed (one popular theory poses that it was written for Johann Christoph Bach's, brother of Johann Sebastian, for ... more

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