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Pachelbel's canon in D, Piano transcription, performed by Lee Galloway.

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At 03:15 PM 4/8/2004 -0400, you wrote: Dear Mr. Galloway:

I'm an administrator on Wikipedia ( Wikipedia is a non-profit, volunteer project to create a free encyclopedia.

Some years ago, I downloaded your version of Pachelbel's canon from your now-defunct page ( I'd like your permission to post it to Wikipedia article on Pachelbel's canon (

Typically, multimedia content posted to Wikipedia is released under the GNU free documentation license (, which grants others the ability to freely copy, modify, and redistribute material. It is our preference that you release it to us under that license. However, if you do not wish others to redistribute the song, you could simply grant us exclusive permission to distribute it.

Thank you for your time. I look forward to your reply.

Sincerely, Mark *********

Response #1[edit]

You may post it under the license that you prefer, allowing others to download it.


Response #2[edit]

You may post it under the license that you prefer, allowing others to download it. I forgot to mention, please reference my website in some way, so that people can find me it they are interested in my music.


Media of the day This file was selected as the media of the day for 20 February 2011. It was captioned as follows:
English: Canon in D (Pachelbel's Canon) (arrangement for solo piano) Performed by Lee Galloway. Note that this arrangement is not exactly a canon like the original composition.

Media of the day This file was selected as the media of the day for 03 March 2010. It was captioned as follows:
English: Pachelbel's Canon, by Johann Pachelbel

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current21:30, 16 December 2006
2 min 51 s (3.65 MB)Raul654 (talk | contribs)Reverted to earlier revision
08:14, 30 January 2005
2 min 51 s (3.65 MB)Raul654 (talk | contribs)
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