Religion clean and undefiled before God and the Father, is this: to visit the
and widows in their tribulation...(James 1:27)
Wonderfully refreshing, as always.I count myself fortunate in not having been overexposed to the piece.See *How Did Pachelbel's Canon in D become the most popular wedding song?* on the Classic FM website.There is a short video, *How Pachelbel's Canon Works - A Beautiful Scrolling Score* by YouTuber, Gerubach.We know that the base line in the Canon influenced the greats who came after, Handel, Haydn etc.Now I must hunt down a biography of Pachelbel. All I know of him comes from Wikipedia. His wife and child died in the plague; and he was an influence on J.S. Bach indirectly, having taught Bach's teacher.Bach is my favourite composer and there are many books on him.In recent years I enjoyed *Music in the Castle of Heaven* by John Eliot Gardiner and *Evening in the Palace of Reason* by James R Gaines, which looks at Bach's encounters with Frederick the Great of Prussia.As a Dan Dennett admirer I read his big clever lively book, tracing the life chain from bacteria to Bach.All I can say is: Case Not Proven. The materialists cannot account for Bugs Bunny's chatter far less Pachelbel and J.S. Bach.
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