Tune of the Day: Ciaccona by Corelli
This Ciaccona constitutes the only movement of Italian Baroque composer Arcangelo Corelli's Trio Sonata No. 12 in G major, published in 1685. We like to think of it as a sort of “bonus track” at the end of the book of sonatas. It is a truly enjoyable piece, and one of Corelli's most famous compositions.
Like the rest of the Op. 2 pieces, this Ciaccona was originally composed for two violins and continuo. It can however be played without modification on two modern flutes, provided they have a B footjoint. Moreover, there is only two low B's in the piece, namely at measures 97 and 101, and if necessary they can be changed to low D's, making the piece playable with C footjoints.
Thanks to Mario for contributing this piece!