Puget Sound Chaconne (2011)

This chaconne is a product of my fondness for lute and for Pachelbel's organ chaconnes. Not idiomatic lute music, then, but sufficiently simple to be easy, if not entirely comfortable, to play. Although the textures are mostly sparse and simple, the structural aspects are not. The main theme is first presented as having three equal sections, but emerges in four sections at the end of the piece, secretly transformed by the harmonic variations. The variations themselves are cast in many different forms, from AA to ABCD. Some allow for considerable freedom of interpretation, others are quite strict.

PDF score (notation) | PDF score (tablature) | MP3 audio

The tablature version of the score was generously provided by Roman Turovsky, and differs from the original piece in some details.