Canon In D Major
Canon In D Major, also known as Pachelbel's Canon or Canon and Gigue for 3 violins and basso continuo is the most famous composition of Johann Pachelbel. It was originally scored for three violins and basso continuo and paired with a gigue in the same key. The song was composed in the 1600s, but like many songs of the era, it was largely forgotten until its rediscovery in the 1900s. The song was modernly published in 1919, and became extremely popular. To this day, the song is well recognized and often played at weddings and concerts. Due to it's popularity and public domain status, it has found it's way into numerous video games.
- 1 Games
- 1.1 Dragon Ball 3: Gokuuden (FC)
- 1.2 Dark Ages (DOS)
- 1.3 Might and Magic: Secret of the Inner Sanctum (NES)
- 1.4 King Arthur's World (SNES)
- 1.5 Utopia: The Creation of a Nation (SNES)
- 1.6 Anyone For Cards? (MAC)
- 1.7 Anyone For Cards? (W16)
- 1.8 Beauty and the Beast (NES)
- 1.9 Kung Fu Kim: A Game of Defense (W32)
- 2 Links
Dragon Ball 3: Gokuuden (FC)
Dark Ages (DOS)
The entirety of Pachelbel's Canon is played when you successfully complete an episode.
The song is named file14.da1 in the game files.
Might and Magic: Secret of the Inner Sanctum (NES)
In the NES port of the first Might and Magic game, Canon In D Major is used as the title and ending music. The entire song is played, clocking in at just under four minutes, which is unusually long for an NES game. The song loops.
On the official soundtrack, Canon In D Major is given the title メイン・テーマ (Mein Tema/Main Theme) and is track 4. The song is track 4 in the NSF file.
King Arthur's World (SNES)
Utopia: The Creation of a Nation (SNES)
Anyone For Cards? (MAC)
Pachelbel's named is shortened for the game's title of the song.
Anyone For Cards? (W16)
Pachelbel's named is shortened for the game's title of the song. The song appears to have been arranged specifically for OPL2-based output as the bass sounds particularly quiet in OPL3 and MIDI-based output.
Due to the length of the song, it only loops once in the recording. The file name for this song is PACHBEL.MID.
Beauty and the Beast (NES)
Kung Fu Kim: A Game of Defense (W32)
Canon is named KFK9.MID