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Pachelbel's Carol - Easy Guitar Quintet

By Johann Pachelbel + Traditional Cornish

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Guitar, (5 guitars or large ensemble) - Easy/Beginner - Digital Download
Composed by Johann Pachelbel + Traditional Cornish. Arranged by Derek Hasted. Classical Period, Baroque Period, Christmas. Score, Set of Parts. 12 pages. Published by Derek Hasted (S0.653521).

Item Number: S0.653521

Pachelbel's Carol - a piece for 5 guitars (or a large ensemble) with a twist in the tail!

Before you purchase - please note that I have also arranged this piece in 6 parts - the additional part is suitable for a complete beginner.

Derek Hasted writes "It was quite a few years ago that I conceived and arranged this fun little Christmas piece. Since then I’ve performed it many times in concert with my Guitar Workshop (www.guitar-workshop.org.uk), and it’s always particularly well received.

The arpeggios and countermelodies are inspired by the repeating sequences in Pachelbel’s Canon, and they end up providing a rich and totally unexpected accompaniment to a verse and chorus of the famous Christmas Carol 'The First Nowell'.

This piece is just perfect as a special item in a Christmas concert, because the title conceals the surprise in the piece - each phase brings in another guitar part, making the piece build slowly before the final guitar launches into the well-known carol.

The parts are easy and suitable for an ensemble with limited experience or one with limited chances to rehearse. In a mixed ability ensemble, there’s something for everyone; in a school guitar group, the teacher can take the Guitar 5 part if no-one in the group is comfortable in fifth position - all the other parts are first position.


I hope you enjoy playing this piece!"

This is one of a large and growing range of accessible ensembles from experienced arranger Derek Hasted, and is supplied as full score and parts. Check out Derek's other arrangements - search SheetMusicPlus for Derek Hasted and you'll see the full list, all with soundclips and sample score. Derek's website at www.derek-hasted.co.uk/smp has all the arrangements grouped by "number of instruments".



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