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Pachelbel's Canon

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Johann Pachelbel

Johann Pachelbel (adapt. Fred Mills, arr. Calvin Custer)

General Info

Year: 1975, again in 1991
Duration: 3:10
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Chamber strings
Publisher: Brassworks Music, through Hal Leonard
Cost: Score & Parts - $60.00   |   Score Only - $5.00


Full Score
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
String Bass
Percussion I-II-III-IV, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Glockenspiel
  • Snare Drum
  • Triangle


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

The simplicity and beauty of Pachelbel's haunting theme has made it one of the most famous classical compositions ever written, as evidenced by recording sales. Calvin Custer's adaptation keeps the integrity of the original Canadian Brass arrangement.

- Program Note from publisher


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State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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Works for Winds by This Composer

Adaptable Music

  • Canon (Flex instrumentation) (arr. Sakamoto) (2011)

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