Partita in A major, GWV 149 (Graupner, Christoph)



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Boccaccio (2010/12/14)

Publisher. Info. Manuscript, n.d.
Misc. Notes Manuscript copy. D-DS 1231/16.
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Work Title Partita in A major
Alternative. Title Suite
Composer Graupner, Christoph
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. GWV 149
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. ICG 1141
Key A major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 9 movements:
  1. Praeludium
  2. Allemande
  3. Courante
  4. Sarabande & Double
  5. Menuett
  6. Aria
  7. Bourrée
  8. Gigue
  9. Chaconne
Average DurationAvg. Duration 25 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation Harpsichord

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The name "partita" is given this work by Glen Wilson (and RISM/Darmstadt...), not the composer (as far as we know; the autograph has not been found). While Graupner did publish a set of partitas in 1718, this is not one of them- it is taken from an undated manuscript copy in which as Wilson notes (Naxos recording) the pieces are essentially suites but not given a particular title (nor "suite", either. Of course, "Praeludium" for the opening movement may refer to the suite as a whole as well as to the opening movement, just as "Overture" was also another term for suite...)