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Track(s) taken from CDA66108

Chaconne a 4 in G major

Bodleian Mus Sch MSS E 443-6, f 570; 2 violins, viola, cello violone, organ

The Parley of Instruments
Recording details: December 1982
St Jude-on-the-Hill, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Martin Compton
Engineered by Antony Howell
Release date: August 1988
Total duration: 4 minutes 35 seconds

Cover artwork: Greenwich from One Tree Hill (detail) (c1680). Attributed to J Vorstermans
Reproduced by courtesy of the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich

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'The fascinating titles do not disappoint. A diverse and entertaining mix, very well presented' (The Penguin Guide to Compact Discs)
The Chaconne in G major, scored for four-part strings, is also composed over an ostinato, this time not a bass line but a reiterated chord sequence—another Italian import. As with many pieces of its kind, Blow’s example features increasingly lively figuration in successive variations, until calm is restored in a chromatically tinged closing passage.

from notes by Bruce Wood © 2017

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