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Chaconne in F

Chaconne in F
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  • AvP Number : 180
  • Composer : Henry Purcell
  • Composer Dates : 1659-1695
  • Instrumentation : SSAB recorders
  • Format : score and parts
  • Duration : 6:00
  • Pages (print) : 15
  • Pages (download) : 13

The chaconne is a stately triple-time dance form, usually based on a ground bass; i.e., variations over a repeated bass line. Henry Purcell was a master of the ground-bass form. Originally scored for strings, R.D. Tennent has arranged this piece for recorders.