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Pachelbel: Canon in D (arr. by Oborin) in D Major

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Johann Pachelbel - Arrangements of Canon in D :
Canon in D (arr. by Oborin)
Canon in D (arr. by Oborin)   in D Major by Pachelbel piano sheet music
Key: D Major Year: 1680
Level: 2 Period: Baroque
piano sheet music Piano score: PS Edition (36 kB)
piano music mp3 recording Canon in D (arr. by Oborin) - FREE SAMPLE (mp3 file)

Pachelbel’s most famous work, the beautiful and hypnotic canon in D never fails to fascinate its listener.
The work, originally scored for three violins and basso continuo is presented here in two very nice arrangements for piano by the distinguished Russian pianists Sergey Liapunov (1859-1924) and Lev Oborin (1907-1974).
Liapunov’s version is a fairly complete transcription of Pachelbel’s original, while Oborin has shortened and simplified it to meet the needs of the beginner or intermediate pianist. Whichever version you choose, it will enable you to enter the meditative mood created by the basso ostinato in the bass – this two-bar melody in the left hand is played 28 times (12 in Oborin’s version), but be prepared to want to go on playing it forever. For the right hand, both versions are useful studies for improving essential elements of piano technique: finger, double note and chord playing, touch and articulation, voice playing, and so on.

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