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What started out as a suspect Spanish "walking dance," over the years has evolved into one of classical music's most profound genres.

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DIETERICH BUXTEHUDE: Passacaglia in d, BuxWV 161 –Bine Bryndorf (1998 Marcussen/St. Mary's Church, Elsinore, Denmark) DaCapo 8.226002

JUAN CABANILLES: Passacalles –Léon Berben (1761 Arrazola/St. Martin de Tours, Ataun, Spain) Aeolus 10671

HEALEY WILLAN: Passacaglia & Fugue No. 2 in e –Mark Dwyer (1936 Aeolian-Skinner/Church of the Advent, Boston, MA) JAV 111

LUDVIG NIELSEN: Passacaglia, fr Ballad of the Dream, Op. 23a –Harald Rise (1948-77 Marcussen/Haderslev Cathedral, Denmark) Victoria 19107

JOSEF RHEINBERGER: Introduction & Passacaglia, fr Sonata No. 8 in e, Op. 132 –Bruce Stevens (1871 Hook/St. Mary's Church, New Haven, CT) Raven 180