Canon in D by Pachelbel

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.

Originally for 3 violins, organ and cello

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Canon In D – Johannes Pachelbel (1653-1706)