Pachelbel, Johann (LaFratta) Ciacona - Theme with 22 Variations

Trombone Quartets

  • Pachelbel, Johann (LaFratta)

    Ciacona - Theme with 22 Variations (LaFratta)

    Baroque. Ciacona (original key of F minor for organ) has been arranged in C minor for trombone quartet by Mark LaFratta. It is likely Pachelbel's second most famous work, after the Kanon in D. As is typical for a Ciacona (Chaconne), there is a short simple tune in triple meter over a repeating bass ostinato that provides a vehicle for variation, ornamentation, and melodic invention and is somewhat similar to a passacaglia. There is a passage or two that even have hints of Bach's great Passacaglia, which didn't appear for many years in the future. Pachelbel's Ciacona states an opening theme followed by 22 variations, the last of which is an almost exact repeat of the opening theme. -the publisher
    • Category: Trombone Quartets
    • Item: 133896
    • Grade/Level: Advanced
    • Price: $29.45

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