An ostinato or ground bass variation form of Baroque music in 3/4 time similar to the passacaglia. A chaconne is a set of variations composed upon a continually repeated chord progression.
SUGGESTED LISTENING EXAMPLE:
- Purcell: Come, ye Sons of Art, come away, "Chaconne"
- W. W. Norton - 4-CD Musical Example Bank --
Disc 2, Track 55
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