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- n. Plural form of chaconne.
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Claude Le Jeune wrote motets; the eighteenth-century masters wrote gavottes and rigadoons, forlanas and chaconnes, expressed themselves in courtly dances and other set and severe forms.
He, the troubled, nervous, modern man, wrote with fluency fugues and double fugues, chaconnes and passacaglie, concerti grossi and variations.
At the same time he made sarabandes, gavottes, minuets, chaconnes, passepieds, gigues, polonaises and rondos dance across the piano in quick succession; and his comments were as spirited as his playing.
A chaconne! "roared out the enraged musician;" we must describe the Greeks; and had the Greeks chaconnes? "
Had, then, the Greeks, whose manners we are to represent, chaconnes? "