Tomaso Antonio Vitali Chaconne
When the violin opens with the theme. The first 2 phrases makeup the theme. One should try to create an expansiveness with the sound. The bow should be like taffy with uninterupted sound. It is written upon repeated four-measure phrases and builds to a climax.
Tomaso Bear tip 1.= There are many variations throughout the chaconne. Each variation is 8 measures long, then subdivided by 4 measures of differing phrases. Measure 17 begins the variations, measure 21 and then 22 are the same but measure 22 is embellished and measure 23 is embellished even more. Measure 24 starts the second variation, and the third in measure 37. Measure 37 begins in another key and is very intense and agitated.
are done by changing douples to triples.
Dolce begins in measure 45 with another variation of (did I mention 8 measures?). Four plain and 4 fancy and four even fancier. The middle one being leggiero ( lightly) and the last one being
Vitali Chaconne in g minor