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Chaconne a 4 in G major

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


Blow: An Ode on the Death of Mr Henry Purcell & other works
Studio Master: CDA68149NEWStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Purcell's London
CDA66108Archive Service

Track-specific metadata for CDA66108 track 4

Recording date
23 December 1982
Recording venue
St Jude-on-the-Hill, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Martin Compton
Recording engineer
Antony Howell
Hyperion usage
  1. Purcell's London (CDA66108)
    Disc 1 Track 4
    Release date: August 1988
    Deletion date: April 2005
    Archive Service
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