This is my entry for the Secrets of Organ Playing Contest Week 30. I'm playing Ciacona in f-moll by Johann Pachelbel. A Ciacona is also known as a Chaconne—meaning a type of musical form where a repetitive bass-line is used as the basis of the composition. The Chaconne was very popular in the baroque era and it gave the composer a "compositional skeleton" where decoration, variation, figuration and melodic invention could be employed.
Probably the most famous Chaconne in the musical world is the last movement of JS Bach's second violin partita. This monumental solo violin work was transcribed for many instruments, including the organ. Bach also wrote the Passacaglia in C minor (organ) which also resembles the structure of a Chaconne.
The Chaconne in F minor by Pachelbel is a very melancholic work and is one of six surviving chaconnes by the composer. I believe it is also one of his most well-known organ works. There are a lot of renditions of this piece on the internet and I'd like to think mine is a little unique. I have decided to register the entire piece using a pair of 4' Flutes (sounding like two Recorders) with a single 8' Bourdon in the pedal. I believe Pachelbel's variations can sufficiently add variety and interest to the listener without making further registration changes.
I hope you enjoyed my rendition of this piece :)