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Pachelbel's Canon, Clarinet and Alto Saxophone Duet (with optional bass part)

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By Johann Pachelbel

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Composed by Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706). Arranged by David McKeown. Baroque Period, Repertoire, Wedding, Funeral, Recital. Score. 10 pages. Published by David McKeown (S0.268591).

Item Number: S0.268591

Nextto nothing is known about the origins of Johann Pachelbel’s Canon in D. Theearliest manuscript dates from the nineteenth century and the piece only emergedfrom obscurity through radio play in the 1970s. Now one of the best-loved andubiquitous classical pieces, the Canon’srepeating chord sequence has inspired countless pop tunes from the Streets of London, to I Should be so Lucky and Don’t Look Back in Anger.

This version is arranged andtransposed to a suitable key as a duet for Clarinet and Saxophone. The original note values have been doubled tomake the rhythms easier to read. There is an additional and optional Basspart at the end of the PDF which can be played on any bass instrument to addtexture and harmonic context. The full-length youtube performance is the Clarinet version of this duet and includes the optional bass.

Musicians at an intermediate leveland above will find this ideal for formal and informal performances, and beinga Canon, both parts play the melody. Full Quartet versions of this piece canalso be found by browsing from the link below. The overall performance time is aroundfour and a half minutes.

Teachers will enjoy using this arrangement as a fun way to helpwith stamina, concentration and rhythmic consistency.

Thereare many more top quality arrangements and compositions by David McKeown foryou to browse at

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