Sunday, October 9, 2011

Canon in C

   This latest installment comes from another northwest artist, Christopher Peacock. When I was younger our family went to Rosario island in the Pudget Sound for my fathers business meeting. One night we dined in the restaurant there and it being a fine dining establishment they had a live pianist. Low and behold it's Christopher Peacock, who at the time I had no clue who he was, playing for the dinner service. After listening to him play a few songs and take requests, I went up and started talking to the man. He was kind, told some stupid jokes, and eventually got to the subject of his craft. I asked him if he played Pachelbel Canon in any variation and he told me he wrote a version in the key of C. I enjoyed the variation and we went our own ways.
  A few weeks later I ended up calling his office and asked if they had any publications for any of his music. They indicated to me that they did not, yet I still inquired about this piece and its availability to me. The receptionist was kind and asked my address. Still insisting they didn't have the score, she said she would pass my message along. Another week passed by and I got in the mail a copy of the score from Christopher Peacock for the variation of Canon in C.
  I am thankful for a kind receptionist and a kind composer to have put this variation into my life. It's one of my favorites. Pachelbel has been a foundation to the peace I seek in music. Yes it's simple with four chord changes. Yes it's simple sounding. Yes it's played by many if not all pianists in their tenure as such. Thus in it's simplicity it has captivated my mind and I will always enjoy.
  I hope this helps start your hour, day, or week off with a positive emotion that you can carry throughout.

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  1. I probably shouldn't listen to your music at work. It brings tears to my eyes, especially this song. So, so beautiful. As always, I am impressed beyond proper words. You truly have a gift.

  2. Because of the history of this particular variation of Cannon in C and how it came into your lives, it holds very deep meaning with lots of warm wonderful memories. Thank you for playing it and for the joy it brings me to watch you record. Ahhhh. . . .

  3. One of my favorite songs! Nicely played.

  4. Beautiful! I shared it to Mused, My community page, on Facebook! Thank you!