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Chaccone for Trombone Quartet

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By Johann Pachelbel

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Trombone Quartet Ensemble - Advanced - Digital Download
Composed by Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706). Arranged by Mark LaFratta. Classical Period, Baroque Period, Renaissance. Score, Set of Parts. 25 pages. Published by Cherry Classics Music (S0.1009517).

Item Number: S0.1009517

Ciacona (original key of F minor for organ) has been beautifully arranged for trombone quartet in C minor by Mark LaFratta. It is probably 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. It 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.

This fantastic 8-minute arrangement is appropriate for advanced performers and is scored for: alto trombone, 2 tenor trombones, and a bass trombone.

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