Two manuscripts containing 7 keyboard partita’s are held by the Staatsbibliothek Berlin. The partita’s vary in length, the number of dances, their type and order seem somewhat arbitrary. But they all have one thing in common: they stick to the mind. Originally meant for harpsichord, they work very well on organ too. The seven partita’s form a collection of 51 pieces, each of which can be of great value in musical education, or as a quick to learn intermezzo during service. They are relatively easy, but written with great ingenuity and craftmanship. Practise one of them for half an hour, and you’ll find yourself humming the piece for the rest of the day.

The sixth partita is a fine conclusion of the first manuscript. It ends with an exuberant Gigue that is easily one of the highlights of all the dances of these partita’s.

The recording was done with the sampleset, made by Sonus Paradis, of the Transept organ in the Laurenskerk, Rotterdam.

00:00 Allemande
02:40 Courante
04:50 Sarabande
07:25 Menuet
08:25 Bourée
09:28 Aria (Adagio)
11:15 Gigue

Score
pdf_iconScheibe, Partita VI

MP3

Comments

  1. Inge Wernet

    June 13, 2017 at 07:11

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    It would be nice if you could download the respective MP3 files directly from your website.

    • Inge W.

      June 13, 2017 at 07:12

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      It would be nice if you could download the respective MP3 files directly from your website.

      • admin

        June 13, 2017 at 22:11

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        I can probably add a separate download link for the mp3. Though it would be nice if player and download link could be combined. I’ll have to look into it. FOr now I’ll add a download link for the mp3 of this Partita.

  2. admin

    June 14, 2017 at 22:27

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    I changed the mp3-player to one that allows downloading the mp3


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