Sheet Music: Chaconne

TitleChaconne
ComposerJohann Christoph Schultze
InstrumentationFlute duet
KeyD major
RangeD4–F#6
Time signature3/4
Tempo80 BPM
Performance time3:20
Difficulty levelintermediate
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Date added2017-10-03
Last updated2017-10-03
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Baroque, Canons, Chaconnes

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Tuesday 3 October 2017

Tune of the Day: Chaconne by Schultze

for two flutes

This chaconne is attributed to a German composer named Johann Christoph Schultze, about whom very little is known. It was originally published in Hamburg in 1729 together with six sonatas for two flutes, under the Italian-ish title Six Sonate â Doi Flauti Traversi Senza Basso Con una Ciacconna tra mischiata di doi Canoni nella medesima nascosti.

This chaconne is set up as a canon. The second flute should start playing (from the beginning) when the first flute arrives at the segno on the second beat of measure 4. At the end of the piece, the first flute takes the da capo (goes back to the beginning) and stops at the fermata on the first beat of measure 4, while the second flute simply stops when it reaches the last measure.