Johann Pachelbel’s Canon and Gigue for 3 violins and basso continuo mostly fell off the orchestral playlist after his death in 1706. Almost 300 years later, though, French conductor Jean-François Paillard put it on vinyl and and had a hit.
And now it is a standard.
A canon, by the way, is compositional technique that repeats a variation of a melody. A gigue is a dance. It’s from whence the word “jig” comes.
William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 3-2-17 French conductor Jean-François Paillard
Libertarian Discusses Addict Criminalization — The Dale Kerns Campaign will discuss the impact of legal force on addicts, 11 a.m. Sunday, March 12, at the Clarion Philadelphia Airport Hotel, 76 Industrial Highway, Essington.
Kerns is seeking the Libertarian Party nomination for U.S. Senate to run against U.S Sen. Bob Casey in 2018.
This event, inspired by Kerns’ own recent loss of a loved one to drug addiction, is intended to show the negative impact that the criminalization of addiction has on families.
It also addresses how criminalization makes the growing drug epidemic significantly worse, and how the Libertarian position of decriminalization and legalization makes things better. This will be the first in a series of “Addiction is Not a Crime” events to draft a bill to propose to Congress concerning the rights of citizens suffering from drug addiction. Guests will hear a slate of speakers versed in Libertarian and addiction related fields.
Besides Kerns, speakers will be Christopher Dreisbach, CEO of Blueprints for Addiction Recovery, who is celebrating 10 years of sobriety; and Christopher Bastone, contributor on PHL Radio, who served with U.S. Air Force Intelligence.