This lovely gentle song as a harmonic link to Pachelbel’s very famous Canon. When asked to arrange it for a family wedding, I took advantage of this. The voices come in after 8 bars after the bassoons have played the ground bass and the trumpets have given a reminder of the tune.

The score and an mp3 of the orchestration are found below. The instruments are those I had access to on the joyous day.

As the deer pants for water – Full Score

As the deer – Trumpet

As the deer – Flute

As the deer – Bassoon

As the deer – Violin

As the deer – Violin top