Ciaconnas

A ciaconna, or chaconne, is a improvisation on a particular ground, for which you will have feel quite quickly.  My most favoritest ciaconna is by Tarquinio Merula:

Here is one by Maurizio Cazzati:

They sound kind of similar.  Let’s contrast them with Antonio Bertali’s ciaconna:

And here is one by Kapsberger:

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