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Partita (Linn)

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Robert Linn

Robert Linn

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General Info

Year: 1980 / 2004
Duration: c. 7:15
Difficulty: V-1/2 (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Neil A. Kjos
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $95.00   |   Score Only (print) - $10.00


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Program Notes

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


State Ratings

  • Alabama: Class AA
  • Louisiana: V
  • Michigan: Senior High AA
  • Mississippi: VI-A
  • North Carolina: VI
  • Texas: V. Complete


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