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Passacaglia – String Quintet

Classical/Instrumental • 2008
 
     
 

Passacaglia – String Quintet

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Seller Mike Lyons
PDF, 529.6 Kb ID: SM-000303152 Upload date: 19 Oct 2017
Instrumentation
Violin, Viola, Cello, Double bass
Scored for
Quintet
Type of score
Full score, Parts
Key
D minor
Movement(s)
1 to 1 from 1
Publisher
Mike Lyons
Difficulty
Advanced
Duration
7'21
An old-fashioned dance style, the passacaglia or sometimes chaconne, was a slow and stately 3-in-a-measure dance, usually based on a repeating bass line or ground. This modern version uses the principle of a ground bass with 'divisions' - ever more divided notes - forming intricate curlicues as the music progresses.

Scored for string quintet and intended to be played by one or two to a part, the beautiful melodies over the solid bass give this piece the air of an older and more elegant time. Great to programme alongside real Baroque music, or as a feature in a concert around dance music.
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