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 (shä-kôn′, -kŏn′)
a. A slow, stately dance in triple time of the 1700s.
b. The music for this dance.
2. A form consisting of variations based on a reiterated harmonic pattern.

[French, from Spanish chacona, a kind of dance in quick tempo, of unknown origin.]


(ʃəˈkɒn; French ʃakɔn)
1. (Classical Music) a musical form consisting of a set of continuous variations upon a ground bass. See also passacaglia
2. (Dancing) archaic a dance in slow triple time probably originating in Spain
[C17: from French, from Spanish chacona, probably imitative of the castanet accompaniment]


(ʃæˈkɔn, -ˈkɒn, ʃɑ-)

1. a musical form based on the continuous variation of a series of chords or of a ground bass.
2. an old dance, of Spanish origin.
[1675–85; < French < Sp chacona]


An old Spanish dance.
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Chlo Hanslip The recital opens with Italian composer Antonio Vitali's Ciaccona in G minor, a fiendishly difficult tour de force based on a series of dance variations, which many of the great violinists include in their repertoire.
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The seven parts are: Superscriptio (solo piccolo) - Carceri d'invenzione I (sixteen players) - Intermedio alla ciaccona (solo violin) - Carceri d'invenzione II (solo flute and twenty players) - Etudes transcendantales (Intermedio II) (mezzo-soprano, flute, oboe, 'cello, harpsichord) - Carceri d'invenzione III (fifteen winds and three percussion) - Mnemosyne (bass flute and tape).