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Chaconne a 4 in G major

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

 
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

Recordings

Blow: An Ode on the Death of Mr Henry Purcell & other works
Studio Master: CDA68149Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Purcell's London
CDA66108Archive Service

Track-specific metadata for CDA68149 track 10

Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-17-14910
Duration
5'08
Recording date
18 July 2015
Recording venue
St Jude-on-the-Hill, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Stephen Johns
Recording engineer
David Hinitt
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