Johann Pachelbel was baptized September 1, 1653, in Nürnberg, Germany. In 1695 he was appointed organist at the St. Sebalduskirche in Nürnberg, where he remained until his death. He also taught organ, and one of his pupils was Johann Christoph Bach, who in turn gave his younger brother Johann Sebastian Bach his first formal keyboard lessons. Pachelbel's son was also an organist and composer.
Nanae Mimura's Transformation of Pachelbel's "Canon" is a wonderfully accessible adaptation of this widely known piece - re-worked for solo marimba (four-mallets). This version would work equally well for sacred contexts, weddings or the recital hall!
Presser’s line of the famous Canon expands to keyboard percussion (or bells) with piano accompaniment. The Canon is well suited as a teaching piece, with its deceptively “simple” opening passages, which quickly develop into ever-more-involved variations.
Canon in D by Johann Pachelbel arranged for four mallet 5 octave marimba by Andrew Beall. This seven minute solo is a very close transcription to the original piece and requires a moderate amount of comfort with mallet independence of four mallet technique.