Canon in D is certainly the most popular and enduring work of Johann Pachelbel (1653-1674). With its repetitive and foundational bass line and the lyrical imitative themes that follow, this music has proven to be especially well suited as a wedding processional, with the flexibility to reduce or lengthen the music as needed for the occasion.
Here it has been arranged by William Himes for brass band with flexible scoring, meaning it is playable by as few as 12 players but works equally well with a traditional size band. There is an optional cut reducing the total length of the piece by around 1.30 minutes if required.
PDF download includes score and full set of parts.
The sheet music for this is available from Solid Brass Music Company at www.solidbrassmusic.com
Difficulty Level: 4th Section +
Soprano Cornet Eb (optional)
1st Cornet Bb (2 players)
2nd Cornet Bb
Flugel Horn Bb (optional)
1st Horn Eb
2nd Horn Eb
1st Trombone Bb
2nd Trombone Bb
Euphonium Bb (2nd player optional)