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(It.).

Strict mus. meaning of this term is a variation, the total comp. being the plural partite. But the ungrammatical custom of applying partita to a composite work such as a suite has developed from the 6 Partitas in Bach's Klavierübung (1731). Bach's 3 suites for solo vn. are actually termed on the autograph score Partia.

Subjects: Music.


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