Musical Form – Baroque Era: Passacaglia


The passacaglia is a musical form that originated in early seventeenth-century Spain and is still used today by composers. It is usually of a serious character and is often, but not always, based on a bass-ostinato and written in triple metre.

Transcription of Passacaglia from Transcription of Handel’s Suite No. 7, HWV 432 by Halvorsen

 Itzhak Perlman, violin & Pinchas Zukerman, violia
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