The Passacaglia

The passacaglia is also of Hispanic origin. It is based on a repetitive harmonic plan with a melodic bass line. Here are the first measures of Bach's Passacaglia in C minor BWV 582 for organ by J. S Bach. The melodic line of the bass is played in the first eight measures:

Variations to the bass line will soon appear. Here is the original:

A variation in measure 40:

Another variation in measure 72:

In the upper voice in measure 88:

Somewhat hidden in measure 120. The original notes are shown in red:


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