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Pachelbel's Canon by Sylvia Woods

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  • Book
  • $9.95
  • PDF DOWNLOAD Pachelbel's Canon - ALL
  • $9.95
  • Companion CD - Pachelbel and Jesu
  • $8.95
  • mp3 Downloads - Pachelbel and Jesu
  • $8.95

For lever or pedal harp.

This book or PDF download includes a variety of arrangements by Sylvia Woods of the famous Canon by Johann Pachelbel. Two sections are included: one in the original key of D, and one in the key of G. Each section comes complete with several versions: an intermediate solo; a more difficult solo; a harp duet; and an arrangement for harp and flute, violin, or other solo instrument. Fingerings are included. For intermediate to advanced players. 40 pages. The book is spiral-bound.

Sylvia Woods has written an article to help you learn to play this piece. You can find How Great Danes and Bears Can Help You Learn To Play Pachelbel's Canon in our "Sylvia's Helpful Learning Tips" section.

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Companion CD or mp3 downloads

On the Companion CD or mp3 downloads Sylvia Woods plays most of the arrangements in her Pachelbel's Canon and Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring publications.
The purpose of these recordings is to assist harp players in learning these pieces. Since many players will want to "play along" with the CD as they are learning, Sylvia has recorded them slower than they are usually played, and as "straight" as possible, with little or no expression or rhythmic variations. The Canon was recorded at a metronome marking of 92, and Jesu at 100. In all of the duet versions, one harp part is on one track of the stereo, and the second harp part (or the flute part) is on the other. If your CD player or your speakers allow you to turn down one channel, you can play along hearing just one part.
The three versions of the Canon are played first in the original key of D, and then in the key of G. You can play the Advanced Harp Solo along with the Easy Harp Solo on the CD. The flute player took some liberties with which octave the notes are played, to fit into the range of the flute.
None of the versions of Jesu include the repeat, they go straight to the second ending. You can play the Pedal Harp Solo version of Jesu along with either duet version on the CD.

We are selling this music in a variety of formats:
  • Book and/or Companion CD, which we will mail to you
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Versatile
By Michelle R.
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All of the arrangements provided are lovely. As an intermediate player, I can manage both the "easy" and "advanced" solo arrangements included; having played it many times, the easier one has become quite leisurely to me at this point, while the more advanced version still leaves me a little flustered, if you know what I mean. My sister (a flautist) and I sometimes play the duet version together; it's a fairly simple arrangement, but it seems to make people swoon, as I suppose Canon in D always tends to do. Definitely a must-have for the lever harpist.


The Definitive Pachelbel
By Vicky Lee
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Did he write anything else we remember? Sylvia has taken the time to set down various versions of the Canon in D that you can play around with. If you need to learn it in a hurry, as I did, simply work with the first one. Totally perfect for weddings, wine tastings, visits to the elderly.


Great Arrangement
By SarahGrace
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I have only been taking harp for less than a year and a half, but I wanted a challenge. I didn't start right into the intermediate solo arrangement of Canon in D; instead I slowly worked up to the beginner solo version. Then the transition to the harder one was easier. I can now play both with ease. It was also very enjoyable, once I figured out the advanced Canon in D solo, to play Sylvia's arrangements of Canon in G. I have played these arrangements both on my Lyon & Healy Ogden and on my teacher's pedal harp. They sound lovely on both; whether you are a harper or a harpist, you will really enjoy these wonderful arrangements."


Very Good Sheet Music
By Sarah
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This version of the all-time classic Pachelbel's Canon is truly great - with different versions in level(easy, advanced)or key (D,G). I love to play it, and thanks to the detailed fingerings I learned it very quickly. I can only recommend this beautiful piece - especially for people who are playing at weddings.


Awesome!
By Hannah
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I love the different levels of difficulty! It's great to have options depending on your ability, the time you have, and the size of your harp. The arrangements were gorgeous!


Classic
By Scott Ashby
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I love playing this with my dear friend Holly who I accompany on violin, it's just one of those pieces you have to have in your repertoire!

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