Canon in D
Canon in D
Performed on Original Instruments
San Francisco Early Music Ensemble Voices of Music
Katherine Kyme, Carla Moore & Cynthia Freivogel, baroque violin;
Tanya Tomkins, baroque cello, Hanneke van Proosdij, baroque organ;
David Tayler, theorbo.
About the performance:
the canon is played using not only the instruments but also the bowing techniques from the time of Pachelbel.
The string instruments are not only baroque, but they are in baroque setup:
the strings, fingerboard, bridge and other parts of the violin
appear just as they did in Pachelbel's time.
No metal hardware such as chinrests, clamps or fine tuners are used on the violins
allowing them to vibrate freely.
There are subtle differences in not only the sound and color of the instruments,
but also the different techniques of the players.
All three are playing baroque violins with baroque bows,
yet each person has her own distinct sound and bowing style,
and each bow has a different shape and balance.
Individuality of sound and technique was a highly valued quality.
We chose a baroque pitch and temperament from the time of Pachelbel.