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I am looking for Pachelbel Canon in D. I searched the web. Unfortunately, there is a plethora of arrangements.

What is confusing that that some arrangements start the melody in the treble clef, and other start the melody in the bass clef.

Most of them start with the the melody in the bass clef. Does it matter which clef the melody is in?

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Originally Posted by MartyM
Does it matter which clef the melody is in?


So long as the notes are the same, I wouldn't have thought so.

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An arrangement can choose the register for a given melody.

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Since the work is not originally a work for piano, an arrangement of it for piano can be just about anything, and can be easy or difficult, depending upon who arranged it.

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My favorite arrangement is George Winston's "Variations on the Canon." He rewrites it in the key of C. I like the studio version the best. You can probably find a PDF of the sheet music by searching on Google.



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Trying to find a good arrangement of the Canon in D for solo piano can make you crazy. I have purchased far too many versions over the years, and after finding parts I liked in different versions, I ended up taping together different arrangements so I could make a version that had all the variations I wanted it to have. Right now I’m played with my partner a version for piano and violin arranged by Brian Crain, it probably works stand alone as well so you might look at that one (oh, it’s in C though)

Another idea is to try checking on musicnotes.com where you can pick a version and hear a sample. This is tricky though because it’s just a computer playing, so sometimes it can be hard to get a good feel for it from that.

Musicnotes.com does have George Winston’s version btw, but if you’re more of a beginner, I wouldn’t recommend starting with that.

Good luck!

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This is my favorite arrangement - which just happens to be done by Lee Galloway - who was a high school classmate of mine in the early 1960s (we were in Choir and Madrigals together).

https://youtu.be/AwCgS4ZZ7pM

I believe I downloaded the score for "free" somewhere on the internet a couple of years ago - but it can be purchased from halleonard.com for $3.99.

https://www.halleonard.com/product/...mp;keywords=lee+galloway&subsiteid=1


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Originally Posted by Carey
This is my favorite arrangement - which just happens to be done by Lee Galloway - who was a high school classmate of mine in the early 1960s (we were in Choir and Madrigals together).

https://youtu.be/AwCgS4ZZ7pM

I believe I downloaded the score for "free" somewhere on the internet a couple of years ago - but it can be purchased from halleonard.com for $3.99.

https://www.halleonard.com/product/...mp;keywords=lee+galloway&subsiteid=1





A very nice solo piano version indeed!



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Originally Posted by Carey
This is my favorite arrangement - which just happens to be done by Lee Galloway - who was a high school classmate of mine in the early 1960s (we were in Choir and Madrigals together).

https://youtu.be/AwCgS4ZZ7pM

I believe I downloaded the score for "free" somewhere on the internet a couple of years ago - but it can be purchased from halleonard.com for $3.99.

https://www.halleonard.com/product/...mp;keywords=lee+galloway&subsiteid=1



This is the one I have as well. It seems to be the most popular for intermediate pianists.


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Yep, the Galloway version (ending) is the one I used for the ending of my many-arrangements-taped-together version!!

I should get that piece back into my fingers. I wonder how confused I’d be playing the Canon in C major with a violinist and playing a solo version in D by myself...


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Originally Posted by MartyM
I am looking for Pachelbel Canon in D. I searched the web. Unfortunately, there is a plethora of arrangements.


Here is Paul Barton playing the piece nine different ways: Pachelbel Canon in D - 8 arrangements

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I am looking for Pachelbel Canon in D. I searched the web. Unfortunately, there is a plethora of arrangements.


Here is Paul Barton playing the piece nine different ways: Pachelbel Canon in D - 8 arrangements

Good find. Is his elephant listening?


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Originally Posted by Carey
This is my favorite arrangement - which just happens to be done by Lee Galloway - who was a high school classmate of mine in the early 1960s (we were in Choir and Madrigals together).

https://youtu.be/AwCgS4ZZ7pM

I believe I downloaded the score for "free" somewhere on the internet a couple of years ago - but it can be purchased from halleonard.com for $3.99.

https://www.halleonard.com/product/...mp;keywords=lee+galloway&subsiteid=1




That's truly lovely.

Could I just ask a quick question about the fingering of it please?
Watching Lee Galloway play it, from the beginning he plays the first three notes of the bass clef four quavers with his left hand and reaches an octave with his right to play the fourth of the four with his thumb.
Is there any technical reason to prefer this way rather than reaching over to play all four with the LH? Or does he just prefer to keep his hands still where possible?


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Originally Posted by Lillith
That's truly lovely.

Could I just ask a quick question about the fingering of it please?
Watching Lee Galloway play it, from the beginning he plays the first three notes of the bass clef four quavers with his left hand and reaches an octave with his right to play the fourth of the four with his thumb.
Is there any technical reason to prefer this way rather than reaching over to play all four with the LH? Or does he just prefer to keep his hands still where possible?

Good pickup. Economy of motion, I suppose. I also noticed his hands seem to be rather awkwardly tense. Can’t argue with the result though. His arrangement is widely played.


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That's truly lovely.

Could I just ask a quick question about the fingering of it please?
Watching Lee Galloway play it, from the beginning he plays the first three notes of the bass clef four quavers with his left hand and reaches an octave with his right to play the fourth of the four with his thumb.
Is there any technical reason to prefer this way rather than reaching over to play all four with the LH? Or does he just prefer to keep his hands still where possible?

Good pickup. Economy of motion, I suppose. I also noticed his hands seem to be rather awkwardly tense. Can’t argue with the result though. His arrangement is widely played.
Per the score, all four notes are clearly written for the left hand, yet Lee chooses to play the 4th note with his RH - for whatever reason. I do recall reading somewhere that Lee was having issues with arthritis - which may possibly explain the tenseness you observed. I really don't know. The result is fine.


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Thank you - as you say can't argue with the result though his hands do look uncomfortable.

I was simply wondering which way to go with it myself - probably try both and see smile


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FWIW I learned it with the arpeggios in the L hand alone, but if I were to start over now, might try the other way.....again for economy of motion.


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Thanks cmb13, I was going to try that but looked later on in the score and both hands do arpeggios at the same time, so one couldn't do the right thumb then anyway.
So decided to start as I have to go on smile


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Yes, thinking back that is probably why I choose the single hand as well.


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I think any good arrangement has to be in the key of D! After all it is Cannon in D. Lee Galloway’s version is quite good and was also the one that I learnt/played a few years ago. I found the score on the internet somewhere and I have now lost the score.

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