Canon in D major for four guitars
This is a transcription for four guitars of Johannes
Pachelbel's Canon in D major, originally written for
three violins and basso continuo.
This edition is
designed for concert performance as well as for classroom instruction. The score is
amply notated guitar fingerings for each of the four parts. Also included are separate parts for each of
Canon utilizes the form of a three part canon and an accompanying ground bass. The term “canon” refers to a
contrapuntal device in which several voices play the same melodic line,
entering one by one in sequence.
In Pachelbel’s piece,there are three voices playing in canonic
imitation, above a repeating fourth
voice, the basso continuo, which plays an repeating bass line melody.
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