Wedding Music

A very famous piece of classical music, and often played at weddings - but not recommended for the Bridal March

Full Title Canon In D – Johannes Pachelbel (1653-1706)

Notes Pachelbel was a German composer of the eighteenth century. This canon (originally for three violins and bass) is instantly recognisable from the first few notes. It works very well on the organ. I don’t recommend this piece for the Entrance of the Bride, because it takes a long time to reach its climax, and co-ordination with the Bridal procession can be fraught in most churches. It is much more useful just before the Bridal March, because it is very sectional, and can be cut to length or extended, if the bride is a little early or late.

Duration Can be easily cut to length or extended

Performers required

  • Originally for 3 violins, organ and cello,
  • Organ alone
  • Piano alone
  • Solo Instrument accompanied by Organ or Piano

Source of printed music to follow

(sounds fast to me, too)

© Fergus Black

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