Canon

Composer
Johann Pachelbel
Year of composition
2000
Arranger
Lyricist
none
Difficulty
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
Duration
3 minutes
Genre
Classical music
Instrumentation
Quartet (Clarinet in Bb)
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Pachelbel's "Canon" has always interested performers and listeners. I've transposed it from D to Eb putting the Clarinets in F to facilitate the more rapid passages. All the parts, with the exception of the Bass Clarinet, are a challenge. The Bass Clarinet part could be played on a 4th Bb Clarinet. The metronome mark of 52 crotchets (quarter notes)seems comfortable. A single "piano" dynamic is shown at the start but the contours of the music will suggest cresc. and dim. as the music progresses.

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