Passacaglia composed by George Frideric Handel (1685-1759). Arranged by Robert Frost. For standard string orchestra (88555) with opt. 3rd violin/viola TC (3). Concert String Orchestra Series. Grade 4. Score and set of parts. Duration 2 minutes, 45 seconds. Published by Kendor Music Inc (KN.10095).
Originally written for keyboard, this arrangement showcases George Frederic Handel's mastery of this Baroque form. It freely treats most of the variations to incorporate the use of a variety of string performance techniques. The techniques, tempo changes, style and position requirements for various sections make it ideal for grade 4 groups. Duration 2:45.