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.
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Examples of use 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.

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