composed by Pachelbel
Johann Pachelbel is best known for this Canon, which is sometimes called “Pachelbel’s canon”. This piece is very beautiful and brimful of glee. It is for three violins and basso continuo. Playing a violin part is so enjoyable, however, violoncello part is boring. It is repetition of only two bars.
Score & part notes
In this arrangement (String Quaret), Violoncello and Viola take charge of part of basso continuo. When viola plays basso continuo, violoncello plays a melody part, and vice versa. Four plays could enjoy playing this beautiful music!