Pachelbel for Brass Choir (Canon in D)


  • Composer: Pachelbel
  • Instrumentation: Brass Choir
SKU: BWBE024 Category:


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 choir with flexible scoring, meaning it is playable by as few as 11 players. There is an optional cut reducing the total length of the piece by around 1.30 minutes if required.


  • Trumpet Eb (optional)
  • 1st Trumpet Bb (2 players)
  • 2nd Trumpet Bb
  • Flugelhorn Bb (optional)
  • 1st Horn F
  • 2nd Horn F
  • Baritone Horn (Bass Clef & Treble Clef parts supplied)
  • 1st Trombone
  • 2nd Trombone
  • Bass Trombone
  • Euphonium (2nd player optional) (Bass Clef & Treble Clef parts supplied)
  • Tuba (2nd player optional)
  • Timpani (optional)
  • Percussion (optional)

Additional information

Weight 14 oz



Brass Choir