Chaconne Music Recordings

A chaconne (also ciaccona, chacona) is a musical form developed during the baroque era. It employs a repeated bass-line (called the ground bass) or either a repeated harmonic progression, which is used as a device for melodic variation, ornamentation, etc. Historically, composers have used the terms 'chaconne' and 'passacaglia' indiscriminately and interchangeably, and attempts by music historians to define each of these forms have arrived at contradictory results.

Title Composer Instrument Period Ratings
Chaconne in D major, EngK 59 Johann Philipp Kirnberger Harpsichord Classical
Chaconne in E minor, BuxWV 160 Dietrich Buxtehude Organ Baroque
Ciaconas Johann Pachelbel Harpsichord Baroque
Passacaglia, BuxWV 161 Dietrich Buxtehude Organ Baroque
The Bells of St. Genevieve Marin Marais Chamber group Baroque