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Author Topic: Anyone else up for participating in the Little Symphony Project?  (Read 2666 times)
hoodsmom
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« on: June 07, 2011, 10:05:05 pm »

Somehow I bumbled onto the Little Symphony Project <http://www.littlesymphony.com/> - a virtual symphony playing Pachelbel's Canon in D.  The range of the Canon is beyond that of a Mountain Ocarina, but the project organizers say that instruments not on their "official" list are welcome.  So... I arranged excerpt A for MO, mostly by dropping high notes we can't play down an octave.  I think it sounds pretty good, but I'm nowhere near ready to record.  Deadline to get your YouTube vid for the project up is July 20.  I'm hoping to eventually learn some other excerpts, but I think I'll be lucky to get an excerpt A vid in by the deadline!  If anyone else wants to represent MO, please feel free to download my arrangement <http://sites.google.com/site/ocarinastuff/finale-notepad-files-1/CanoninD-partA.pdf?attredirects=0>

Edit:  forgot to say, the arrangement's for a C-ocarina.
Edit again:  I finally got to the end of the excerpt and decided to make a couple of changes - reuploaded the corrected document (6/8)


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rama
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« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2011, 02:29:43 am »

This is really well known and awesome music, but I wonder if there is really a part for MO's in this?
I'm just a beginner with playing instruments so I could be totally off but I feel that this canon is very deep
and slow and it doesn't seem to lean much to MO's, in my opinion.

On the other hand, I love surprises!
So if you have example material or maybe even yourself playing this, I'd love to hear it! Smiley

(Yes, I can't read notes yet so I can't use your pdf. I'll work on this, promised :p )


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cerescop
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« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2011, 06:54:19 pm »

Rama, checkout Heather and Ocarina Diva's version of Pachelbel's Cannon in D for ocarina on You Tube. They did a very good job of it. Though they did use double ocarinas to accomplish the feat.


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rama
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« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2011, 07:03:04 pm »

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U4oBWmrbo1A
This one? :p

Okay, this could work :p


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hoodsmom
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« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2011, 03:47:21 am »

I really like this performance
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n4CjJ277dR8
sure wish I had the sheet music he used.

I stopped by the Little Symphony's Facebook page and they say it's OK to improvise if you can't play all the notes. 

So if you have a G ocarina and want to participate, try the version posted at TON
http://theocarinanetwork.com/topic/102164/1/#new - you have to be registered in the TON forums to see it.  Click where it says "spoiler click to toggle" in the first post to get the sheet music.

The version posted at TON seems like it's missing stuff after the fast notes, but the initial part, corresponding to Excerpt A, is all there.  If you decide to go this route, be sure you practice and record using the official Excerpt A to get the tempo.  I tried it and it sounds great with the Little Symphony's preview, but I've done most of my practicing on my C ocarina, so I'm sticking with that. 


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