November 25, 2008 at 12:21 AM
So you've all heard of Rob Paravonian's Pachelbel Rant, right? If not, go to YouTube right now http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JdxkVQy7QLM and prepare to be simultaneously amused and surprised. You may laugh, but it's true — all those poor cellists out there have suffered long enough. And the rest of us have heard or played this piece far too many times to appreciate it any more.
My friends, there is hope! I have found a cure, courtesy of Ed Laut, the cello professor at the University of Kansas (and my amazing chamber music coach this semester). You will never think of the Pachelbel Canon in the same way.
Excellent!! Is there any way I can get my hands on the sheet music for that?
Excellent, just excellnt!
Thanks for posting that.
Guilty confession: I've played the Pachelbel Canon a zillion times (on the violin) and I still love it. But my favorite is actually to play it on the piano in an easy-to-intermediate arrangement. I am only self-taught on the piano and this is something that I can play that still sounds beautiful.
Mendy, if you get the sheet music for this, I'd also love a copy!
Totally hilarious.... but soooo true. I have never thought about the cello part.
Hi Mendy - yes, he'll have the sheet music available through E & E Cello Music. There website is here www.eecellomusic.com/ but I don't see the Pachelbel listed yet. I'll ask him next time I see him though. :)
Simply AMAZING!!!!! What a joy it must be to know and be taought by him!
Thanks for sharing this Maestra Ruth!
Thanks for posting!!!
In addition to the great arrangement, he has such a beautiful sound... absolutely awesome.
Whoa! Thanks so much for sharing that.
Now cello's have something! Thx for sharing. I still like the rant.
What an opportunity to have him as a coach too.
I got a laugh when I first saw your post as my sister has been been on the Canon cello rant for a while now. will have to forward her the link.
Thanks for sharing
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