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Wednesday, January 31, 2007

YouTube: From the Ridiculous to the Sublime

As many of you know, I am by no means a YouTube junkie. In fact, long-time readers may remember that I have only posted one YouTube video in all my years of blogging. I only post videos when they are really worth watching! Well, I've come across another that's worth your time. You'll laugh - I promise. Here it is: Rob Paravonian's Pachelbel Rant.

And if you're in the mood for something more serious, here's a video of a really excellent kid (now an adult, actually) singing 'Es Ist Vollbracht' ('It Is Accomplished') from the Bach St. John Passion. Enjoy. It's very beautifully and maturely performed. The soloist is Panajotis Iconomou.


  1. Thank you - You hit a home run just like last time!

  2. Oh. My. Goodness. That is one of the funniest things I've ever seen/heard! You know, I knew that pop music was boring, but I never realized that you could sing Pachabel's Canon over all those songs. :) Wow. Just wow.

    By the way, how in the world did you find that???

  3. Anonymous11:55 PM

    The young boy singing is incredible, my children stood in amazment as they listened to him. You know Sarah, I've been meaning to ask you if you could recommend someone to me that would teach my children violin? All 3 of them want to learn.

    Let me know if you could by emailing me, thanks.

    Heather Owens

  4. My friend Becky emailed the link for the Pachelbel's Rant to me over Christmas break. Thanks for more laughs the second time around!

  5. The clip from the St. John Passion is incredible...thanks for posting it.

  6. Hmm... I thought I had a comment I was typing, but then it seems to have vanished. My apologies if this appears twice!

    That first clip was hysterical - Matt and I really laughed at that. My apologies for inflicting that piece on your and your brother (I suppose I really should apologize to Jonathan the most! *grin*) thanks for playing it for us so graciously at our wedding, even though we musical no-nothings have such boring taste. :-)

    That second piece is absolutely amazing - I will have to show it to Emma in the morning! It seems hard to believe that voice is coming from that boy.

  7. The first time I heard the Vienna Boys Choir live (Carnegie Hall of all places) I thought I had died and gone to heaven. If I ever have children, they're going to be boys, and they're all going to be boy sopranos. The voices of highly trained young boys the most golden, most unearthly, most beautiful sound I've ever heard.

    So yes, good posting choice. :)