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Canon D Major

Set of Parts Soloistically Augmenting

By Johann Pachelbel

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3 violins and basso continuo or string orchestra (Score & Parts) - intermediate
Set of Parts Soloistically Augmenting. Composed by Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706). Edited by Helmut W. May. Arranged by Helmut May. Sheet music. Concertino (Chamber Orchestra). Classical. Set of solo parts. 111. 16 pages. Duration 3'. Schott Music #CON 111-71. Published by Schott Music (HL.49001696).

Item Number: HL.49001696

9x12 inches.

With this work, Pachelbel, who was born in Nuremberg, created one of the most popular orchestral pieces of the baroque period. In the canon two of the strictest contrapuntal forms are combined: The three violin parts form an extensive canon with entries of two bars distance. To this, a ground bass (basso ostinato) has been added repeating its two-bar tone formula 28 times. The technical mastery of the piece can be ad-mired just as much as its effect lies in the melodic and sensuous power of its string tones. The modest technical demands on the musicians are diametrically opposed to the compositional -level: They do not go beyond the third position.

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