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The First Noel/Pachelbel's Canon (2-Part)


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Media: Sheet Music
Arrangement: 2-Part Choir, Piano Accompaniment (Duet) (2PTCHOIR/PFA)
Skill Level: Intermediate - Explain this
Series: Alfred Choral Designs
Catalogue #: FMS5784
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Michael Clawson has created an exciting and interesting arrangement of the traditional English carol The First Noel. He uses Pachelbel's Canon in D as the basis of the piano accompaniment and then superimposes the traditonal melody of The First Noel. This piece is arranged for two-part voices with piano (two players) accompaniment.



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The First Noel/Pachelbel's Canon

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Customer Rating This piece is clearly written and printed, and is easy to learn. There is scope for changing the instrumentation, for example adding violins or flutes, or even vocalising the third accompaniment stave. To get the full effect, it requires a minimum of three hands on the piano line.
See more reviews by Georgina - (Surrey, United Kingdom)

Customer Rating Couple of things: arranged for TWO pianists, and you do kind of need both of them to make the pachelbel effect work well (although the primo part is mainly right hand only and could be played by a student of around grade 5/6 standard). It is a nice, if very simple arrangement for the voices. Obviously the carol's meter has been changed to common time and the melody slightly adapted to fit the canon's harmonies. I would have felt a little mean giving this 3 stars, so i think 4 stars are just about there, but would recommend it for maybe a year 8/9 choir (11/12 year olds), probably not enough there for older choirs.
See more reviews by daverob - (Enniskillen, United Kingdom)

Customer Rating Nice arrangement, although takes a bit of getting used to singing what is normally a 3/4 piece (The First Nowell) against a 4/4 piece, the Canon. The other thing to note is that the piano accomp is actually written for 4-hands, so it's really 2 voices & 2 pianists.
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Sales Rank: Not specified
Published on: 01/01/1994
Format: Vocal Score
Length: 12 pages
Language: English
Publisher: Alfred Publishing
Arranger: Michael Clawson

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