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Pachelbel Canon    15:59 on Sunday, July 24, 2005 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes
(Piccguy)
I have been looking everywhere for the sheet music for Pachelbel Canon, and can not find it anywhere. I went to the local, and some what distant music retailers around here, and they did not have it, at all. Does anybody have the Piccolo/Flute sheet music for Pachelbel Canon?

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Re: Pachelbel Canon    17:02 on Sunday, July 24, 2005 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes
(KC)
Are you sure that you looked very hard? I only ask because I found 20 different arrangments of it at Flute World. There are tons of arrangments of it that you can buy. Just do a google search on your computer.

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Re: Pachelbel Canon    22:31 on Sunday, July 24, 2005 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes
(kippsix)
I just played a version of it this morning with along with strings,piano and voice. Though, I can`t say I`ve ever heard a piccolo play it! It just doesn`t seem piccolo-y to me.

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Re: Pachelbel Canon    16:22 on Monday, July 25, 2005 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes
(Kym)
Hey, that is like one of the most popular pieces of all time, im sure you`ll find it somewhere, if you can`t find a part specifically for flute then try violin and piano because they would work also, you might even be able to find free sheet music on this website for that piece. Good Luck!


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Re: Pachelbel Canon    16:55 on Monday, July 25, 2005 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes
(Kym)
This site has got the violin parts to it but you can use them its the same for flute http://www.freesheetmusic.net/pachelbel.html Good Luck!


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Re: Pachelbel Canon    22:18 on Monday, July 25, 2005 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes
(Bilbo)
kippsix,
You played a version of the Pachelbel canon that has voice? What was the voice doing in this? Never heard that one yet. I`m just curious.

~Bilbo

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Re: Pachelbel Canon    12:10 on Tuesday, July 26, 2005 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes
(kippsix)
Bilbo, I play it at church. Our music director has written a beautiful counter melody for voice ("Make Us a Eucharistic People") that is sung over the Pachebel. Voice enters after the 4 measure piano, then 4 measure violin, then 4 measure flute. We continue with the canon under ther voices as they sing the counter melody over the canon for eight measures, then they fade for the instrumental "fast" part. That then repeats the sequence two more times with the instruments (piano, flute, violin) alternating on the "fast" part each time the voices go out.

It is actually very lovely and I get excited to play it whenever it is scheduled. There is always only one flute and usually one violin, but Sunday was one of the times that we had all of the violins that usually only play seasonally.

If anyone is interested I can supply a link for more info on the music.

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Re: Pachelbel Canon    00:56 on Wednesday, July 27, 2005 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes
(Kara)
That piece of music is found all over the place. Especially on the internet. I fail to understand how you could not find this music.

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Re: Pachelbel Canon    07:41 on Wednesday, July 27, 2005 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes
(Bilbo)
Thanks kippsix for the description.
I bet it`s a beautiful rendition.

BTW Guys, THe earliest version that I have of this piece is entitled:

"Kanon und Gigue fur 3 Violinen mit Generalbass" by Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706) -This may be the original orchestration. The original notes extend down to a low G(below the treble staff in all three parts of the canonic lines and as such would have been not very playable on flute. This piece is technically in the form of a strict 4/4 meter Canon with entries after every two measures and with an "Ostinato" -a repeated Bass pattern (all written in quarter notes, aka: the British crotchet) that may be played by a lower instrument such as Cello &/or aditionally, a keyboard instrument such as a Harpsichord/Cembalo, Forte-Piano, Clavichord, Organ, Etc.. . The Keyboard (If used) would be required to realize the "GeneralBass" or "Thoroughbass", which means that the keyboard forms the chord notes to the harmony by improvising from the bass line on the spot. -A particular characteristic of the Baroque period that very few keyboard players today can accomplish.

What is usually missing from most performance is the second movement a Gigue. It`s has the binary form
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with a modified, less strict canonic style to the thematic material in the same way as the canon.

Yes, there are many versions available for various instrumentations which are equally beautiful to the original intent of Pachelbel. They may or may not adhere to the "canon form" and the original notes but will suffice at any wedding or otherwise. One need only look around a music shop.

~Bilbo-stepping down from soapbox

   

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