Monday, June 9, 2008

Canon in D: True Art

I love being up late at night. I'm usually busy writing and sometimes reading. But some nights I take time off, relax, and listen to music.

This is one such night.

A soft rain is falling just outside my window, and that makes it even better. I love a spring or summer rain, and when it is accompanied by my favorite music, it puts me about as close to heaven as one can get.

I have heard other favorites tonight, such as Moonlight Sonata and Fur Elise, and now I am listening to Canon in D Major, my all-time favorite.

Canon in D seems to fit every mood. If you're happy, you become euphoric; if you're stressed out, it relaxes you. And if you're sad, although it might bring you to tears in the beginning, it soothes your soul in the end.

The version below is a particularly lovely arrangement. And as I listen to it tonight, I am thinking of Johann Pachelbel, the German composer who created this work of art, imagining how proud he would be to know his music is still being enjoyed over 300 year later.

Now, that is true art. And no one appreciates it more than I tonight.

1 comment:

Sandra Ree said...

I have always loved this particular arrangement. What a lovely post, Brenda. :)

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