I love Pachelbel’s Canon. We even have a CD at home, called Pachelbel’s Greatest Hit: Canon in D, which we play on occasion. Although I do admit, while I can listen to soundtracks over and over again, the Canon album is usually a one-listen. Enough is enough.
Some of my favourite Canon pieces, though, are those where comedians get to do a take on it. I believe it can be quite boring if you are a cellist.
Rob Paravonian’s Pachelbel rant was back in 2006, but I’ve always enjoyed it.
Or the Piano Guys ‘Rockelbel’s Canon’ (around 2013). You will need to click through to YouTube to see this one.
And now we also Pachelbel’s Chicken.
The chickens are by an Australian classical duo known as Two Set Violins — Brett Yang and Eddy Chen—a classical comedy duo whose aim is (and I quote from their web site):
“Making Classical music relevant to the modern generation through fun, humor and simplicity.”
All these images are originally from YouTube.