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A monumental tour-de-force written in 1980 for Baylor University. Two energetic Allegro sections frame a central Adagio. The seemingly jagged and agitated melodic lines contain wide leads and distinct articulations. The central section retains these melodic qualities but Mr. Linn presents them in a lyrical setting with extended chordal harmonies.
- Program Note from publisher
The word "partita" is from the Baroque period, and is described as a multi-movement work for chamber ensemble.
A single theme [is] heard at the opening, then developed in a through-composed continuous variation form using a fast-slow-fast structure.
After its premiere the piece was lost and not performed for over a decade until conductors Jack Stamp and Gary Speck inquired and sought the lost manuscript. Parts were prepared and the piece was "re-premiered" in April of 1999by the Indiana University of Pennsylvania Wind Ensemble, conducted by Jack Stamp.
- Program Note by Anthony O'Toole
- Audio: Reference recording. Ensemble and conductor unknown
- Audio CD: California State University Northridge Wind Ensemble (William Bing, conductor)
- Alabama: Class AA
- Indiana: ISSMA SENIOR BAND GROUP I
- Louisiana: V
- Michigan: Senior High AA
- Mississippi: VI-A
- North Carolina: VI
- Texas: V. Complete
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- Miami University (Oxford, Ohio) Wind Ensemble (Gary A. Speck, conductor) - 22 November 2021
- Keystone Wind Ensemble (Indiana, Penn.) (Jack Stamp, conductor) – 22 February 2001 (CBDNA 2001 National Conference, Denton, Tx.)
- Baylor University (Waco, Tx.) Bands – 28 April 1960 *Premiere Performance*
Works for Winds by This Composer
- Concerto for Flute and Wind Orchestra
- Concerto for Piano and Wind Ensemble
- Concerto for Soprano Saxophone and Wind Ensemble
- Concerto Grosso for Trumpet, Horn, Trombone and Wind Ensemble (1961)
- March of the Olympians
- Partita (1980/2004)
- Propagula (1972)
- Linn, R. (2003). Partita [score]. Neil A. Kjos: San Diego, Calif.
- O'Toole, Anthony. "SCORE STUDY EPISODE #21: PARTITA (Robert Linn)." YouTube, 13 May 2020. Web. Accessed 1 October 2020
- Robert Linn website Accessed 1 October 2020