Bach Chaconne

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In college music history class, I had a professor that had a recording of the famous Bach Chaconne from Partita No. 2 played on an open bow which would have been used int he time Bach wrote the work.  It would bend and allowed for all notes to be played simultaneously, creating an unreal effect to our modern ears.  And now, of course, its on youtube.  Geeking out watching low brass videos had me stumble across the trombone quintet version, so I had to listen to the original, and then searched to see if the rare version was available and it was.  So, check this out…

How you have to play it:

How it was intended:

Seriously?:

BTW, Well done trombone band…such wonderful playing.

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