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Here is an own arrangement of Johann Pachelbel's "Canon in D" from the year 1994. But this arrangement is not only a bare feedback of this music but a development of the Canon, which was not yet out-composed in its original form by Pachelbel himself.
This canon is the source of some modern music. First of all the melody of the well-known Folksong "Streets of London" by Ralph McTell. McTells melody has its original roots in Pachelbels Canon (what ist actually a Passacaglia), and was inspired by it. Another sacred song of the 19th. Century (Suchet zuerst Gottes Reich / Seek Ye First, words by Karen Lafferty) is also based upon Pachelbels canon. In this case both melody and harmonic are taken from the canon.
Pachelbel's Canon was founded on a fixed chord scheme which is repeated several times and become melodical extentions in every next repitition. Let's listen to the chords of Pachelbel's Canon. The Chords are: D A h fis / G D e7 A
The same chord figure was used by Ralph Mc Tell for the finger picking on the guitar of "Streets of London". Listen to the first four measures of the song:
Even a musical specialist might have problems with the trial to estimate to which of the two songs ("Streets of London" or "Seek Ye First") this melody belong.
And now let's listen to the first four measures from Pachelbel's Canon:
You can clearly hear how the same chords and harmonization is used in all cases.
Let's analyze the measures 5 to 8 of "Seek Ye First":
If we put them together with the measures 5 to 8 of "Streets ofF London", then we feel: they do not fit.
But the impression is deceptive. If I take now the melody of the refrain of "Streets of London" and set it parallel to the measures 5 to 8 of "Seek Ye First":
Quite dissonant. The whole measures without any exception. But if I transpose the refrain melody of "Streets of London" one note higher: it fits.
In the whole ensemble only Pachelbels Canon is still missing. Here is it:
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The Refrain or the superior voice of "Seek Ye First" is directly taken from the Canon in D by Johann Pachelbel:
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For comparison listen to the original by Pachelbel:
And now both combined:
These examples show how the "Canon in D" by Johann Pachelbel influenced a sacred song of the 19. Century and a Folksong of the 20. Century. But both songs can't deny their true musical roots.
Many measures of the melody for "Streets of London" were taken without changes from the old sacred song "Seek Ye First". The truth is: both songs are different arrangements of the same musical data base which is Pachelbel's "Canon in D". In case of "Streets of London" we can further say that there were taken chords and melodies from "Seek Ye First" (which depends on Pachelbel's Canon) and from Pachelbel's Canon itself. So we have to say, Pachelbel is the true father of "Seek ye first" and "Streets of London".
Alison Vardy, Solo Celtic Harpist with a beautiful Arrangement of Streets of London / Canon in D
Doug Wagner arranged Seek Ye First / Canon in D-Dur.
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