Monday, August 4, 2008

Sorry, Pachelbel; I Couldn't Resist!

11 comments:

C. Marie Byars said...

I could relate, although I do like the Canon in D. But I've played it on the organ, and the footpedals (thankfully in my case---i'm not a virtuoso footpedalis) were those notes he mentioned. And, too, I played an instrument bigger than me---a scrawny girl playing the euphonium (baritone horn) that no one knew what it was! And the "Taco Bell" crack---I think of that because on the old show Designing Women had this dingbat assistant who had a fierce crush on Anthony who called the piece "Taco Bell's Canon in D."

Joyce said...

Marie-I like the piece, but my goodness, it's so over-used! My daughter and I have an agreement- no Pachelbel's Canon for her wedding (whenever that might be!).

Lady Sterling said...

Hi-Larious! But so true and theoretically you understand why it haunts us everywhere we listen. ;-)

Kevin Davis said...

I enjoyed perusing - I'll check back.

Joyce said...

K-Now I'm worried I'm going to be like that guy and hear it at every turn!
Kevin-welcome!

arduous said...

That's hilarious! And even funnier because just a couple weeks, I noticed a rock song which had the melody for Pachelbel's Canon in D in it, and I was like ... hey they ripped off Pachelbel! Guess they weren't the only ones.... :)

Rose said...

Hilarious! I never realized so many songs were just copying Pachelbel's Canon.

matt said...

...it's really just boroque... :)

lol

clearly he didn't have the "church contemporary worship music" stuff in his repertoire... he would have found a number of examples there, too...

:)

Rob said...

I first ran across the Pachelbel Rant a year and a half ago, and it's still the funniest thing I've ever seen.

Minor amusing point: I did a wedding a couple weekends ago for the youngest son of our music minister and the oldest daughter of our youth director; the processional was the Canon in D on piano, violin and cello, and the cellist was the mother of the groom. (She took advantage and played the second violin part.)

Joyce said...

Whoa, Rob, you have staff that are now in-laws! Craziness!

Rob said...

Only briefly, though; for a completely unrelated reason, our youth director is leaving the church. (We've had a rough summer.)