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Pachelbel's Canon in D, for String Quartet or String Orchestra

By Johann Pachelbel

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Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass, String Quartet, String Orchestra - Advanced Intermediate
Composed by Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706). Arranged by David McKeown. Baroque Period, Repertoire, Wedding, Funeral, Recital. Score, Set of Parts. 24 pages. Published by David McKeown (S0.268707).

Item Number: S0.268707

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 for String Quartet or String Orchestra, with parts for two Violins, Viola and Cello with an alternative part 4 for Double Bass . The originalnote values have been doubled to make the rhythms easier to read.

Musicians at an advanced intermediate level and above will find this ideal for formal andinformal performances, and being a Canon, all but the bass part play themelody. Duet versions of this piece can also be found by browsing from the linkbelow. The overall performance time is around four 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 http://www.sheetmusicplus.com/publishers/david-mckeown/6203

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