chaconne
(shah-COHN)


[Fr.]


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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