Petite Suite for Piano, Sz.105 (Bartók, Béla)

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Sheet Music


1943 revised

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Aglover (2006/9/21)

Publisher. Info. Unidentified collection (pp.126-35)
Moscow: Muzyka, n.d. Plate 9990.
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Arrangements and Transcriptions

For Strings (Bonds)

PDF typeset by arranger
Abonds (2023/8/16)

PDF typeset by arranger
Abonds (2023/8/16)

Arranger Alan Ernest Bonds
Publisher. Info. Alan Ernest Bonds
Misc. Notes Suitable for Intermediate level String Orchestra
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Free Recordings

1. Slow Dance
2. Whirling Dance
3. Quasi pizzicato
4. Ruthenian Dance
5. Bagpipes
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General Information

Work Title Petite Suite for Piano
Alternative. Title
Composer Bartók, Béla
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Sz.105
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IBB 27
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 6 pieces (1936):
  1. Slow Dance. Lento poco rubato
  2. Wallachian dance
  3. Whirling Dance. Allegro
  4. Quasi pizzicato. Allegretto
  5. Ruthenian Dance. Allegretto
  6. Bagpipes. Allegro molto

Revised version (1943)
5 pieces:

  1. Slow Dance. Lento poco rubato (A minor, 46 bars)
  2. Whirling Dance. Allegro (D major, 43 bars)
  3. Quasi pizzicato. Allegretto (G major, 21 bars)
  4. Ruthenian Dance. Allegretto (B major, 48 bars)
  5. Bagpipes. Allegro molto (G lydian, 74 bars)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1936 (revised 1943)
First Publication. 1938 - Vienna, UE
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation piano
Related Works arranged from 44 Duos for 2 Violins nos. 28, 32* (omitted in the revised version), 38, 43, 16, 36
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