Variations on Canon in D

TrishM wrote on 2/11/2016, 10:17 AM

Hello all community members

I think most of you would be familiar with this classic piece by  Johann Pachelbel, a German composer from the Baroque period.

I have played it at many weddings as well as for church Preludes on the organ but I have played it as written.  Canon in D was composed using a basic melodic structure and Pachebel then elaborated on the melody using many variations.

This is a simple variation I came up with in which I have taken just part of the song and switched up the melody a bit. 

Thanks for listening 


PS  The cover picture is my father when he was a boy.  


Father_of_Joy wrote on 2/11/2016, 10:50 AM

Yes. I'm familiar with this tune.
However, I didn't know the composer. Your playing is great again!
And your cover picture shows that you're derived from a musical family. 

Former user wrote on 2/11/2016, 11:33 AM

Ciao Trish, canzone molto conosciuta e riproposta con le tue piccole variazioni, molto bene.
Mi piace molto la copertina dove c'è tuo padre da ragazzino.

stuallan wrote on 2/11/2016, 12:45 PM

Hi Trish,

This has to be one of my favourite baroque period songs. Your version is gentle and lovingly played. Absolutely loved it! You keep to the original with subtle yet interesting variations, very well done. I can deifintely picture you playing this at a wedding, I imagine your organ version would be quite exhilarating as well.

Amazing picture!








-Celina-Neatly- wrote on 2/11/2016, 12:55 PM

Superb.I loved it so much. Thank you this was great. Congratulation. Nice to hear.

All the best. Regards...

HellRaiser wrote on 2/11/2016, 1:48 PM

Wow, this was a nice trip to the Baroque period. Now I pull down my white wig I am german, but I've never heard the name "Pachelbel" before. Ask Frantzi, he is the master of classic. You played this nice melody very well, I like it. The sound is 95% okay *****

jimrox1 wrote on 2/11/2016, 6:05 PM

hi there, I make it simple ,,, LOVELY

Former user wrote on 2/11/2016, 7:27 PM

Hello Trish

You talent and very good music and very relaxing !  Super

Best regards Robert

SpriteBat wrote on 2/11/2016, 10:27 PM

Ah, lovely! Yes, it's a familiar piece that we hear a lot, but it's so nice to hear a new version. This doesn't sound like any other version I've heard. Gorgeously played, as always.

LOVE the photo!

Former user wrote on 2/11/2016, 11:41 PM

Hi Trishie:

I agree with Travis ("Spritebat") below.  You add your special magic to this piece.  (Always a pleasure to listen to your inventive impressions of many of these songs).  That's what keeps me coming back for more.

Always a huge fan...


GBTraveller wrote on 2/12/2016, 3:12 AM

Hi Trish,

this is a very very good job of you. played and reacted soulful and very convincing.
The name of the composer tells me nothing, but the Melody sounds to me a little familiar. Since I have to look at Wikipedia once.
Thank you for this beautiful music.

Greeting Freddy

Roxall wrote on 2/12/2016, 3:23 AM

There are moments of distortion in the recording unfortunately.. Like its mixed too loud.

Which is a shame as  this classic is beautifully played. I can hear the musical soul permeate through this track.

The instrumentation is exceptional.

The picture of your father really suits the mood as well.

Former user wrote on 2/12/2016, 4:39 AM

Of course you can not say you're not a connoisseur of music, spaces in all styles and the result is always of the highest level.
This classic song reissued tea, doing nothing but increase my respect to you.
in short, a life dedicated to music can only give these results
you are big


Former user wrote on 2/12/2016, 9:21 AM

I do not know the original song, but your interpretation is absolutely great, a sweet melody that takes you throughout the duration of the song, which reflected your feelings and your great love for music.
The music also reflects what we are, and you're rich person of feelings and important values, and that I respect a lot.


Former user wrote on 2/12/2016, 11:17 AM

that's pretty nice,I love your music style

diegoweb13 wrote on 2/12/2016, 2:02 PM

Beautiful performance.
Brava Trish.
You own merits:


Hello Diego

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gospelbj1 wrote on 2/12/2016, 9:22 PM

Bravo Trish.   Do your thing girl!!!!!!!  Beautiful.


Maboe wrote on 2/13/2016, 4:14 AM

I´m german but I don´t really know Johann Pachelbel yet, and he composed this beautiful piece. I love it!

And you interpreted it excellent, as usual. I love the interplay of all instruments. A great work, Trish!


Beamish-Spartano wrote on 2/13/2016, 9:01 AM

Hallo lady,

Sehr schöne Relaxe Musik,

schönes Klavierspiel,

lg, von Joachim.

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Hallo Musikfreunde,  jeder hat mal Probleme mit das Abmischen seine Musik der eine weniger als der Andere, ich Biete euch an für ein Kleine Betrag, das Abmischen eure Musik zu Übernehmen, bei Interesse bitte Hier oder in mein Solo Profil Anmelden, Alles andere werde ich euch bei Interesse Informieren, herzlichen Gruß Spartano!  

MW73 wrote on 2/13/2016, 9:28 AM

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Former user wrote on 2/13/2016, 12:13 PM

Hi Trich, I really like,super work


JuanIsidoro wrote on 2/13/2016, 3:37 PM

Lovely picture father and of course your piano is great....

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Me llamo Juan Isidoro. Soy de Sevilla al sur de España.Trabajo en un camion y hago musica por placer.

Espero que os guste.

My name is juan Isidoro. I’m from Seville in southern Spain.
Working a truck and do music for pleasure.I hope you like.



Former user wrote on 2/14/2016, 2:32 AM

Hi Trish!

Schön was ruhiges hier zwischendurch!!!

Klingt sehr angenehm und regt zum nachdenken und entspannen ein!!!

Haste wieder sehr schön gespielt!!!

Die ruhigen Sachen von Dir ,find ich auch immer klasse!!!

Du kannst es eben!!!

Viele liebe Grüße Chris

Piazzini wrote on 2/14/2016, 2:04 PM

Hoi Trish

you have again conjured a pleasure for the ears. Outstanding presented.

I enjoy this calm and contemplation of this piece.

en liebe gruess vom


Frantzi wrote on 2/14/2016, 3:08 PM

Deep kneefall...
nothing more to say... your kind of feeling the music
5* and Fav