Pachelbel's Nightmare

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Pachelbel's Nightmare

Post by Dominic » Sat Oct 02, 2021 2:24 pm

I don't care if only one of you bothers to watch this. It needs to be shared.

Make sure you have the volume up and you need subtitles, as there is a story to read.

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Re: Pachelbel's Nightmare

Post by Devil » Sat Oct 02, 2021 3:35 pm

Yes, I listened to it and watched it and enjoyed it. In its original version (piano and strings) it is delightful. This version has somehow incorporated the parts for strings into the piano and I can well understand that this must have been a nightmare to do but very cleverly done. My only negative comment is that the subtitles often pass before I have time to read them – I found this slightly annoying so I switched them off to enjoy the music and video.

Thank you, Dominic for an enjoyable few minute interlude.

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Re: Pachelbel's Nightmare

Post by jagwheels » Sun Oct 03, 2021 3:44 pm

How can 8 notes being repeated sound so wonderful. Enjoyed it immensely

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Re: Pachelbel's Nightmare

Post by Happy in Cyprus » Mon Oct 04, 2021 1:09 am

Agree Norv and Dominic, I love Pachalbel's Canon.

A few years ago we were wandering the streets of Maastricht when I heard this beautiful music being played. They were music students busking during the summer holidays. We watched and listened...and I asked them if they would come back later that day when I would have my video camera with me and I could record them playing this piece of music. They readily agreed and what you see below is the result.

Only while editing and researching the piece later did I discover that the cello only plays the same 8 notes repetitively.

What I still find amazing as I watch this video is that folks can just walk by these musicians and not be sufficiently moved to want to stop and listen.

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