Canon in D Course
Canon in D is often requested as a wedding processional, but is beautiful to play at any time. Christy-Lyn’s arrangements of Canon in D are specifically crafted to work well on the harp and include glissandos, arpeggios and rolled chords that bring out the beauty of the instrument. This product includes 6 options of arrangements! They are for early-intermediate harp, mid-intermediate harp, or a build-your-own version where you can choose from 25 variations to create an arrangement that feels comfortable for you. Each of these has a big harp and small harp version.
In the music video on this page, Christy-Lyn plays the mid-intermediate version
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Difficulty level & Skills required
Early-intermediate, mid-intermediate or you can make it more difficult or slightly simpler by building your own version. The variations include rolled chords, glissandos, downward arpeggios, and 4-finger chords of different shapes.
Type of harp
Lever or Pedal harp. The big harp version is for 34 strings and larger. The small harp version is for 26 strings and larger, and many of the variations can be adapted for 22 string harps.
Big harp versions: lowest note is D, almost 2 octaves below middle C. Highest note is G, two and a half octaves above middle C. Small harp versions: lowest note is D, almost 1 octave below middle C. Highest note is E, two and a bit octaves above middle C.
The piece is in the key of D major (F set to F sharp and C levers set to C sharp). There are no lever changes during the piece.
Video Course to learn Canon in D – Early-intermediate, Mid-intermediate or Build Your Own version, for big or small harp. And sheet music for all 6 arrangements.