Passacaglia - Musical Definition
Passacaglia - A dance in triple time with a ground bass.
The term is often used interchangeably with chaconne, the two forms being nearly identical.
Musical examples where the term 'Passacaglia' is used:
One of the most famous examples is Bachís Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor BWV 582.
Another is Henry Purcellís When I am Laid in Earth, from Dido and Aeneas.
Other examples of use: