In sixth grade we have worked on the song “Memories”, by Marroon 5. This has led us to go back to the end of the seventeenth century. You may wonder why. Well, for their song, Maroon 5 has used the same chord sequence with which Johann Pachelbel (prominent German composer and organist) composed the famous “Canon in D major” in his day. We have heard Pachelbel’s work and the similarity is evident. This has made us reflect on the influence that the music of the past has in later times, and how it can inspire current musicians. In this video you can see a sample of his interpretation.
José María Rosado
(Jefe del Departamento de Música)