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Vitali's Chaconne in C Minor, for Viola & Accompaniment

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By Tomaso Antonio Vitali, Léopold Charlier

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Piano Accompaniment, Viola - Advanced Intermediate - Digital Download
Composed by Tomaso Antonio Vitali, Léopold Charlier. Arranged by Austin Harning. Baroque Period, Repertoire, Technique Training, European, Recital. Score, Solo Part. 21 pages. Published by Austin Harning (S0.730379).

Item Number: S0.730379

Tomaso Antonio Vitali (1663 - 1745) was an Italian composer and violinist during the Baroque Era who is generally known for his Chaconne in G Minor for violin and basso continuo. 

Chaconnes are a type of musical composition that consists of variations on a repeating harmonic progression. Vitali's Chaconne in particular is interesting because of its unorthodox features. Although it opens with a step-wise bass line that introduces the primary harmonic progression, it features multiple modulations into the far-flung keys of Eb-minor and Bb-minor (Ab-minor and Eb-minor in my arrangement), among others. These modulations (or key-signature changes) and other romanticisms would not begenerally seen until the Romantic Era roughly a century later.This created musicological doubts as to whether the originalmanuscript belonged to Vitali, although there is some evidenceof its authenticity. 

This arrangement is based on Léopold Charlier's (1867 - 1936) arrangement of the piece, though I took inspirations from other composers and wrote some original voices. Enjoy!

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