Very nice arrangement. I like how it gives violin II a lot of melody - which I play on viola. Best duet arrangement that I have found.
Canon in D for Two Violins
by Ryan (Llago) Smithon January 15th, 2010
I am playing this piece at a wedding with my 7 year old daughter.
It's wonderful to find Canon in D for two violins.
Sometimes putting a full quartet in place is simply not an option I feel the cello piece is essential to Canon.
Nothing beats the original, but this was very good.
A fine arrangement
by Ian Hudsonon May 13th, 2009
My wife and I could not find an arrangement for two violins of Canon in D anywhere locally. Thankfully we were able to get it through VSM with plenty of time to practice for my uncle's wedding.
It's a solid arrangement, the second violin slightly easier than the first, and the first has limited 3rd-5th position. It's not difficult, but neither it is entirely faithful to the original piece; I've played more challenging arrangements of Pachelbel's Canon. It is pretty, though, and does the job.
I don't know that everyone would agree with my assessment of Easy/Medium; a virtuoso could find it staggeringly easy, while a beginner would not be able to manage it at all. I've played since age 6 (28 now), but have been largely out of practice for years, so perhaps that helps gauge things.
Recommended for anyone needing a treble-clef duet of Canon.
Very Beautiful, and Still a Challenge
by Susanna Haleyon March 31st, 2009
This is a very beautiful arangement of one of my favorite cannons,and yet at the same time I found it very challenging to learn. It would probably be best for a more advanced violinist, but it's also good for a challenge to students who are learning new positions.
It doesn't have any fingerings written over the notes, so you can play it in whatever position you feel comfortable with, but that also means you have to figure out the fingering yourself. I think the highest position neccesary to play is sixth position.
I thought it was hard, because I've never played in a any positions higher than third position. I'm not used to playing that high, but I think it was good for me to try new things. This song challenged me to keep learning, even when it's tough, and I'm sure when I finish learning this song,it will be so beautiful, it will be worth all the time it took to learn those difficult positions.
by L.H.on September 8th, 2008
I have been playing violin for aimost 5 years. and it is very beautiful piece.I have been playing this piece for half A year. We like it so much. I am now a menber, and it is worth it.
Cannon in D & Gigue
by anonymouson November 15th, 2007
There are no proposed fingerings for positions. There seems to be too many pages for the Cannon. It would be difficult to pass that out at orchestra. Should have some repeats or codas to bring it down to at most 4 sheets.
by anonymouson May 16th, 2007
I was searching for an arrangement of this piece for two violins to use at an outdoor wedding. One violinist is very good, the other one is so-so. The arranagement works very well in this situation. I was pleased to find it. Thank you!