For Children, Sz.42 (Bartók, Béla)

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Sheet Music

Piano Scores

Original version (1909)

 Book 1 (Based on Hungarian Folksongs)
#42557 - 1.72MB, 39 pp. -  6.3/10 2 4 6 8 10 (37) - V/V/16 - 27002x

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Ottaviano (2009/10/20)

 Book 2 (Based on Slovak Folksongs)
#42558 - 1.67MB, 40 pp. -  5.8/10 2 4 6 8 10 (12) - V/V/16 - 11575x

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Ottaviano (2009/10/20)

PMLP03084-Bartok-Sz042v1.pdf
Publisher Info.:

Budapest: Rozsnyai Károly, n.d.(1909-1911)

Reprinted:

New York: Edwin F. Kalmus, n.d.(after 1933).

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Public Domain - Non-PD EU [tag/del]

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 Book 1 and 2 (Vol.1-4, all 85 pieces) - Complete Score
#00857 - 3.78MB, 88 (#104-191) pp. -  6.8/10 2 4 6 8 10 (12) - V*/V*/16 - 15052x

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Feldmahler (2006/3/27)

Bartok - For Children 1-43.pdf
Publisher Info.:

Moscow: Muzyka, n.d. Plate 8685
from an unidentified collection

Copyright:

Public Domain - Non-PD EU [tag/del]

Misc. Notes:

Russian translation of verses to folksongs used at the end (last 4 p.)

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Revised version (1945)

 Book 1 - Complete Score (CA)
#01553 - 5.95MB, 44 pp. -  5.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (8) - V/42/16

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Aglover (2006/9/21)

Editor:

Revised version (Jan. 1945)

Publisher Info.:

New York: Boosey & Hawkes, 1946.

Copyright:

Public Domain - Non-PD US, Non-PD EU [tag/del]

Misc. Notes:

This "revised" edition apparently has only 40 pieces in the first book.

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Arrangements and Transcriptions

Selections

For Strings (Weiner)

 Violins I
#300834 - 2.65MB, 4 pp. -  2.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (2) - V/V/31 - 1472x

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M.kowalski49 (2013/10/28)

 Violins II
#300835 - 2.53MB, 4 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - V/V/31 - 472x

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M.kowalski49 (2013/10/28)

 Violins III (for Violas)
#300836 - 2.58MB, 4 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - V/V/31 - 380x

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M.kowalski49 (2013/10/28)

 Violas
#300837 - 0.09MB, 4 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - V/V/31 - 401x

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M.kowalski49 (2013/10/28)

 Cellos
#300838 - 2.58MB, 4 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - V/V/31 - 485x

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M.kowalski49 (2013/10/28)

 Basses
#300839 - 2.28MB, 4 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - V/V/31 - 369x

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M.kowalski49 (2013/10/28)

PMLP03084-10-morceaux-pour-enfants V1.pdf
Arranger:

Leó Weiner (1885-1960)

Publisher Info.:

Budapest: Editio Musica, n.d.

Copyright:

Public Domain - Non-PD EU [tag/del]

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My Little Graceful Girl. Adagio (No.17)

For Wind Quintet (Gouin)

 Full score
#130240 - 0.06MB, 2 pp. -  7.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (4) - !N/!N/16 - 1308x

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Pierre Gouin (2011/9/27)

 Flute part
#130241 - 0.04MB, 1 pp. -  7.3/10 2 4 6 8 10 (3) - !N/!N/16 - 381x

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Pierre Gouin (2011/9/27)

 Oboe part
#130242 - 0.04MB, 1 pp. -  6.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (4) - !N/!N/16 - 292x

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Pierre Gouin (2011/9/27)

 Clarinet part
#130243 - 0.05MB, 1 pp. -  7.3/10 2 4 6 8 10 (3) - !N/!N/16 - 325x

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Pierre Gouin (2011/9/27)

 Horn part
#130244 - 0.04MB, 1 pp. -  7.3/10 2 4 6 8 10 (3) - !N/!N/16 - 301x

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Pierre Gouin (2011/9/27)

 Bassoon part
#130245 - 0.04MB, 1 pp. -  7.3/10 2 4 6 8 10 (3) - !N/!N/16 - 271x

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Pierre Gouin (2011/9/27)

 Cello (replacing horn) part
#229645 - 0.04MB, 1 pp. -  10.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (1) - !N/!N/16 - 134x

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Pierre Gouin (2012/6/5)

PMLP03084-Bartok Suite 2 Score.pdf
Arranger:

Pierre Gouin - Contact

Publisher Info.:

Petite suite hongroise, II. Ronde
Montréal: Les Éditions Outremontaises, 1999

Copyright:

Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial 3.0 - Non-PD EU [tag/del]

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Parsley and Celery. Allegro robusto (No.21)

For Wind Quintet (Gouin)

 Full score
#130247 - 0.06MB, 2 pp. -  10.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (1) - !N/!N/16 - 730x

PDF typeset by arranger
Pierre Gouin (2011/9/27)

 Flute part
#130248 - 0.04MB, 1 pp. -  10.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (2) - !N/!N/16 - 275x

PDF typeset by arranger
Pierre Gouin (2011/9/27)

 Oboe part
#130249 - 0.04MB, 1 pp. -  10.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (2) - !N/!N/16 - 231x

PDF typeset by arranger
Pierre Gouin (2011/9/27)

 Clarinet part
#130250 - 0.05MB, 1 pp. -  10.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (2) - !N/!N/16 - 225x

PDF typeset by arranger
Pierre Gouin (2011/9/27)

 Horn part
#130251 - 0.04MB, 1 pp. -  10.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (2) - !N/!N/16 - 232x

PDF typeset by arranger
Pierre Gouin (2011/9/27)

 Bassoon part
#130252 - 0.04MB, 1 pp. -  10.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (2) - !N/!N/16 - 217x

PDF typeset by arranger
Pierre Gouin (2011/9/27)

 Cello (replacing horn) part
#229646 - 0.05MB, 1 pp. -  10.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (1) - !N/!N/16 - 101x

PDF typeset by arranger
Pierre Gouin (2012/6/5)

PMLP03084-Bartok Suite 3 Score.pdf
Arranger:

Pierre Gouin - Contact

Publisher Info.:

Petite suite hongroise, III. Danse hongroise
Montréal: Les Éditions Outremontaises, 1999

Copyright:

Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial 3.0 - Non-PD EU [tag/del]

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Mother, Dear Mother. Allegro scherzando (No.31)

For Wind Quintet (Gouin)

 Full score
#130234 - 0.11MB, 3 pp. -  10.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (2) - !N/!N/16 - 635x

PDF typeset by arranger
Pierre Gouin (2011/9/27)

 Flute part
#130235 - 0.08MB, 1 pp. -  10.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (2) - !N/!N/16 - 247x

PDF typeset by arranger
Pierre Gouin (2011/9/27)

 Oboe part
#130236 - 0.08MB, 1 pp. -  10.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (2) - !N/!N/16 - 222x

PDF typeset by arranger
Pierre Gouin (2011/9/27)

 Clarinet part
#130237 - 0.09MB, 1 pp. -  10.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (2) - !N/!N/16 - 222x

PDF typeset by arranger
Pierre Gouin (2011/9/27)

 Horn part
#130238 - 0.07MB, 1 pp. -  10.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (2) - !N/!N/16 - 218x

PDF typeset by arranger
Pierre Gouin (2011/9/27)

 Bassoon part
#130239 - 0.08MB, 1 pp. -  10.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (2) - !N/!N/16 - 214x

PDF typeset by arranger
Pierre Gouin (2011/9/27)

 Cello (replacing horn) part
#229644 - 0.07MB, 1 pp. -  10.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (1) - !N/!N/16 - 95x

PDF typeset by arranger
Pierre Gouin (2012/6/5)

PMLP03084-Bartok Suite 1 Score.pdf
Arranger:

Pierre Gouin - Contact

Publisher Info.:

Petite suite hongroise, I. Mélodie pentatonique
Montréal: Les Éditions Outremontaises, 1999

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Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial 3.0 - Non-PD EU [tag/del]

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Free Recordings

Book 1 (Based on Hungarian Folksongs)
Book 2 (Based on Slovak Folksongs)

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General Information

Work Title For Children, Sz.42
Alternative Title Gyermekeknek
Composer Bartók, Béla
Opus/Catalogue Number Sz.42
Movements/Sections 85 pieces in 4 volumes
Year/Date of Composition 1908-09
First Publication 1909-11
(First issued in 4 vols.)
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation piano
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