Composer
PACHELBEL
Title
Canon
Instrumentation
flute, A clarinet, bassoon
Transcriber
Don Stewart
Publisher
Trillenium Music
Grade
2+
Product Code
20T150000920

Canon
By Johann Pachelbel 1653-1706
Transcribed by Don Stewart
Score and Parts

The Canon is in fact a set of short canonic variations superimposed on a ground bass fragment of only two bars, and in its original form was written for three treble voices and continuo.  Now, it has been heard in every conceivable re-orchestration, almost always to good effect, which speaks very well for Pachelbel's conception.

 

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