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

Books | 2-Part Choir, Piano Accompaniment (Duet)

Publisher: Alfred Publishing
Format: Sheet Music | Vocal Work

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.

Skill Level: Intermediate Explain this
Published on: 01 January 1994
No of pages: 12
Language: English
Catalogue No: FMS5784

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        10 out of 10


        Warwickshire GB
        A big hit with choir and audiences
        For piano duet so need 2 pianists! One part is very quite easy so that person can be the conductor too!
        Confirmed purchase: 12 November 2015
        Published on: 17 November 2015
        10 out of 10


        Tuneful arrangement with 2 easy parts.
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        Confirmed purchase: 14 November 2014
        Published on: 29 November 2014
        10 out of 10


        Oxford GB
        It was what I wanted and expected. I didn't have to wait too long. This is not the first time that I have been pleased with the response. I will use this site again. (and again). Thank you.
        I can't think of any bad points.
        Confirmed purchase: 09 September 2014
        Published on: 26 September 2014

        Musicroom Reviews

        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.
        Anonymous - (Surrey, United Kingdom)
        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.
        Anonymous - (Kingswinford, United Kingdom)
        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.
        Anonymous - (Enniskillen, United Kingdom)

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