Canon in D composed by Johann Pachelbel
8” x 10” WATERCOLOUR ON PAPER, 2018 – Listen along on YouTube
The low notes begin as dark blue and purple on the top left with higher blue chords. At 0.12 the violin appears as magenta. The lows continue in blue and purple. At 0.42 the higher notes appear in orange and move to high yellows at 0.53. The mid tones continue as magenta with low blue and purple cello underpinning. From 1.30 the violins are lively orange with high yellows. At 1.48 the violin is magenta with purple bass. From 1.58 the melody is blue with high magenta hints and purple lows. From 2.25 the highs are yellow with orange at 2.39 and 2.47. Magenta continues on the midrange with low blue. At 3.14 oranges return through the high sections with yellow on the highest notes. The outro also has mid-range magenta notes and lower blues.
This piece is one of a kind and was commissioned for someone special. While the paint may fall differently on the paper, future interpretations of this song will capture the same colours and moments as heard in the song.