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Ruth Kuefler

The Antidote to the Pachelbel rant

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 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.

From Mendy Smith
Posted via on November 25, 2008 at 6:13 AM

Excellent!!    Is there any way I can get my hands on the sheet music for that? 

From Jim Glasson
Posted via on November 25, 2008 at 11:40 AM

Excellent, just excellnt!

Thanks for posting that.

From Karen Allendoerfer
Posted via on November 25, 2008 at 11:39 AM

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!

From Jodi B
Posted via on November 25, 2008 at 12:01 PM

Totally hilarious.... but soooo true. I have never thought about the cello part.


From Ruth Kuefler
Posted via on November 25, 2008 at 1:14 PM

Hi Mendy - yes, he'll have the sheet music available through E & E Cello Music. There website is here but I don't see the Pachelbel listed yet. I'll ask him next time I see him though. :) 

From Royce Faina
Posted via on November 25, 2008 at 3:46 PM

Simply AMAZING!!!!! What a joy it must be to know and be taought by him!

Thanks for sharing this Maestra Ruth!

From MarĂ­a Frades
Posted via on November 25, 2008 at 3:51 PM

Thanks for posting!!!

In addition to the great arrangement, he has such a beautiful sound... absolutely awesome.


From Tom Holzman
Posted via on November 25, 2008 at 6:53 PM

Whoa!  Thanks so much for sharing that.

From Vincent Le
Posted via on November 25, 2008 at 10:27 PM

Now cello's have something! Thx for sharing. I still like the rant.

From Cris Zulueta
Posted via on November 26, 2008 at 6:53 PM


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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