Tuesday, November 21, 2017

The (in)famous Pachelbel Rant

Following my most recent Sunday Morning Music entry, I had a number of people ask to hear Rob Paravonian's (in)famous "Pachelbel Rant".  I've put it up before, but how can I resist doing so again?

Great stuff!



Magson said...

Steven Sharpe Nelson of "The Piano Guys" is a cellist who complains about how boring the 8 notes of the cello line are. This is his attempt at making it more fun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LV5_xj_yuhs

Magson said...

Sorry... hit the button too soon. From the description:

Story behind the song:
Ask any cellist. They'll tell you about what's it's like to play the cello part of Pachelbel's Canon in D. It's the same 8 notes over and over and over again. The good news is, it's easy to memorize. The bad news is you don't know when to stop. There's a rumor floating around that says Pachelbel either died while writing it, never finishing the cello part or that he dated a cellist and it did NOT go well. This arrangement is dedicated to all the cellists that have fallen asleep while playing this song...or at least wanted to fall asleep. Steven Sharp Nelson actually began writing this arrangement while bored at a wedding.

Quartermaster said...

Poor guy. Scarred for life by the Cello. I played the Violin and Canon in D Major is a nice piece of work.

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