La Partida waltz

Also known as The Game (English Translation).

There are 21 recordings of this tune.

This tune has been recorded together with

La Partida has been added to 130 tunebooks.

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Five settings

1
X: 1
T: La Partida
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
FGF^EF|:"Bm"d3FdF|d3FdF|"F#"de/d/c^Bc2|zEFE^DE|
"F#"c3EcE|c3EcE|"Bm"cd/c/B^AB2|zFGF^EF|
"B7"B2^A(BB)=c|B2A(GG)F|"Em"FG/F/E^DE2|zGFEDC|
"Bm"B,^A,B,CDE|"F#"FGFEDC|"Bm"B,C/B,/^A,B,DF|1BFGF^EF:|2BzF2F2||
|:"F#"feFfeF|feFfeF|"Bm"edFedF|edFedF|
"F#"dcFdcF|dcFdcF|"Bm"cBFcBF|cBFcBF|
"B7"BAFBAF|BAFBAF|"Em"FG/F/E^DE2|zGFEDC|
"Bm"B,^A,B,CDE|"F#"FGFEDC|"Bm"B,C/B,/^A,B,DF|1BzF2F2:|2B|]
2
X: 2
T: La Partida
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
FGF^EF|:"Bm"d3FdF|d3FdF|"F#"de/d/c^Bc2|zEFE^DE|
"F#"c3EcE|c3EcE|"Bm"cd/c/B^AB2|zFGF^EF|
"B7"B2^A(BB)=c|B2A(GG)F|"Em"FG/F/E^DE2|zgfedc|
"Bm"b,^a,b,cde|"F#"fgfedc|"Bm"b,c/b,/^a,b,df|1BFGF^EF:|2BzF2F2||
|:"F#"feFfeF|feFfeF|"Bm"edFedF|edFedF|
"F#"dcFdcF|dcFdcF|"Bm"cBFcBF|cBFcBF|
"B7"BAFBAF|BAFBAF|"Em"FG/F/E^DE2|zgfedc|
"Bm"b,^a,b,cde|"F#"fgfedc|"Bm"b,c/b,/^a,b,df|1BzF2F2:|2B|]
# Added by ErikT .
3
X: 3
T: La Partida
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
d3 F dF | d3 F dF | de/d/ c^B c2 | zE FE ^DE |
c3 E cE | c3 E cE | cd/c/ B^A B2 | zF GF ^EF |
B2 ^AB- B=c | B2 AG- GF | FG/F/ E^D E2 | zg fe dc |
b^a bc de | fg fe dc | bc/b/ ^ab df |[1 BF GF ^EF :|[2 Bz F2 F2 ||
|: fe Ff eF | fe Ff eF | ed Fe dF | ed Fe dF |
dc Fd cF | dc Fd cF | cB Fc BF | cB Fc BF |
BA FB AF | BA FB AF | FG/F/ E^D E2 | zg fe dc |
b^a bc de | fg fe dc | bc/b/ ^ab df |[1 Bz F2 F2 :|[2 B |]
4
X: 4
T: La Partida
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
d3 F dF | d3 F dF | de/d/ c^B c2 | zE FE ^DE |
c3 E cE | c3 E cE | cd/c/ B^A B2 | zF GF ^EF |
B2 ^AB- B=c | B2 AG- GF | FG/F/ E^D E2 | zg fe dc |
B^A Bc de | fg fe dc | Bc/B/ ^AB df |[1 BF GF ^EF :|[2 Bz F2 F2 ||
|: fe Ff eF | fe Ff eF | ed Fe dF | ed Fe dF |
dc Fd cF | dc Fd cF | cB Fc BF | cB Fc BF |
BA FB AF | BA FB AF | FG/F/ E^D E2 | zg fe dc |
B^A Bc de | fg fe dc | Bc/B/ ^AB df |[1 Bz F2 F2 :|[2 B |]
5
X: 5
T: La Partida
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
~ | B2 ^AB- B=c | B2 AG- GF | FG/F/ E^D E2 | zG FE DC |
B,^A, B,C DE | FG FE DC | B,C/B,/ ^AB DF |[1 BF GF ^EF :|[2 B2 F2 F2 ||
B,^A, B,C DE | FG FE DC | B,C/B,/ ^AB DF |[1 B2 F2 F2 :|[2 B |]
~ | B2 ^AB- B=c | B2 AG- GF | FG/F/ E^D E2 | zG FE Dc |
B^A Bc de | fg fe dc | Bc/B/ F2 ^A2 |[1 BF GF ^EF :|[2 B2 F2 F2 ||
B^A Bc de | fg fe dc | Bc/B/ ^AB DF |[1 B2 F2 F2 :|[2 B |]
~ | B2 ^AB- B=c | B2 AG- GF | FG/F/ E^D E2 | zG FE DF |
DE DE FG | FG FE DF | DE/D/ ^AB DF |[1 BF GF ^EF :|[2 B2 F2 F2 ||
DE DE FG | FG FE DF | DE/D/ ^AB DF |[1 B2 F2 F2 :|[2 B |]

Ten comments

La Partida

La Partida is a venezualan waltz which I heard at a contra dance once and it quickly became a favorite of mine. After endless searching, I found it in Peter Barnes’ compelation "A Little Couple-Dancemusik".

It works wonderfully with flamenco-style guitar accompaniment and is relly much easier to dance to than it is to transcribe.

Oops

As I alluded to in my first comment, this tune was very difficult for me to tanscribe and there were some mistakes that I didn’t correct before the sheetmusic and sound file went up. I have now fixed them all (I think) in the ABC section.

Find on autoharp Legacy Disk 1 #21 (last cut)

For the flutes

Here is a modified version for the flute players out there. Same notes, just a better octave.

X: 1
T: La Partida
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
R: waltz
K: Bmin
FGF^EF|:"Bm"d3FdF|d3FdF|"F#"de/d/c^Bc2|zEFE^DE|
"F#"c3EcE|c3EcE|"Bm"cd/c/B^AB2|zFGF^EF|
"B7"B2^A(BB)=c|B2A(GG)F|"Em"FG/F/E^DE2|zgfedc|
"Bm"b,^a,b,cde|"F#"fgfedc|"Bm"b,c/b,/^a,b,df|1BFGF^EF:|2BzF2F2||
|:"F#"feFfeF|feFfeF|"Bm"edFedF|edFedF|
"F#"dcFdcF|dcFdcF|"Bm"cBFcBF|cBFcBF|
"B7"BAFBAF|BAFBAF|"Em"FG/F/E^DE2|zgfedc|
"Bm"b,^a,b,cde|"F#"fgfedc|"Bm"b,c/b,/^a,b,df|1BzF2F2:|2B|]

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# Posted on December 6th 2007 by ErikT - with/ adjustments, credit & sans Peter’s chords

X: 2
T: La Partida
S: "A Little Couple-Dancemusik", transcribed, edited and chorded by Peter Barnes, Canis Minoris, 1992
Z: ErikT - with corrections and removal of chords…
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
R: waltz
K: Bmin
F GF ^EF |:\
d3 F dF | d3 F dF | de/d/ c^B c2 | zE FE ^DE |
c3 E cE | c3 E cE | cd/c/ B^A B2 | zF GF ^EF |
B2 ^AB- B=c | B2 AG- GF | FG/F/ E^D E2 | zg fe dc |
b^a bc de | fg fe dc | bc/b/ ^ab df |[1 BF GF ^EF :|[2 Bz F2 F2 ||
|: fe Ff eF | fe Ff eF | ed Fe dF | ed Fe dF |
dc Fd cF | dc Fd cF | cB Fc BF | cB Fc BF |
BA FB AF | BA FB AF | FG/F/ E^D E2 | zg fe dc |
b^a bc de | fg fe dc | bc/b/ ^ab df |[1 Bz F2 F2 :|[2 B |]

Here’s hoping that was what Erik intended…

Oops! 😏 - Here’s hoping this is what Erik intended…

For some reason, during the cut-and-paste above, my corrections went la-la on a few bars? 😏 Try again ~

X: 2
T: La Partida
S: "A Little Couple-Dancemusik", transcribed, edited and chorded by Peter Barnes, Canis Minoris, 1992
Z: ErikT - with corrections and removal of chords…
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
R: waltz
K: Bmin
F GF ^EF |:\
d3 F dF | d3 F dF | de/d/ c^B c2 | zE FE ^DE |
c3 E cE | c3 E cE | cd/c/ B^A B2 | zF GF ^EF |
B2 ^AB- B=c | B2 AG- GF | FG/F/ E^D E2 | zg fe dc |
B^A Bc de | fg fe dc | Bc/B/ ^AB df |[1 BF GF ^EF :|[2 Bz F2 F2 ||
|: fe Ff eF | fe Ff eF | ed Fe dF | ed Fe dF |
dc Fd cF | dc Fd cF | cB Fc BF | cB Fc BF |
BA FB AF | BA FB AF | FG/F/ E^D E2 | zg fe dc |
B^A Bc de | fg fe dc | Bc/B/ ^AB df |[1 Bz F2 F2 :|[2 B |]

Finally, here’s hoping this is what Erik intended… 😏

"La Partida" - the low down for the limitation of winds

Here are some other possibilities if your limit is D below the treble staff. The eight bars given for the A-part can also be used as an alternate for the last eight bar conclusion of the B-part, or pick it up as given when the low notes are usually reached, the last 5 bars…

~ as is - - -

K: Bmin
~ | B2 ^AB- B=c | B2 AG- GF | FG/F/ E^D E2 | zG FE DC |
B,^A, B,C DE | FG FE DC | B,C/B,/ ^AB DF |[1 BF GF ^EF :|[2 B2 F2 F2 ||

~ | zG FE DC |
B,^A, B,C DE | FG FE DC | B,C/B,/ ^AB DF |[1 B2 F2 F2 :|[2 B |]

~ taking it high (similar to Erik’s suggestion) - - -
K: Bmin
~ | B2 ^AB- B=c | B2 AG- GF | FG/F/ E^D E2 | zG FE Dc |
B^A Bc de | fg fe dc | Bc/B/ F2 ^A2 |[1 BF GF ^EF :|[2 B2 F2 F2 ||

~ | zg fe dc |
B^A Bc de | fg fe dc | Bc/B/ ^AB DF |[1 B2 F2 F2 :|[2 B |]

~ keeping it low - - -

K: Bmin
~ | B2 ^AB- B=c | B2 AG- GF | FG/F/ E^D E2 | zG FE DF |
DE DE FG | FG FE DF | DE/D/ ^AB DF |[1 BF GF ^EF :|[2 B2 F2 F2 ||

~ | zG FE DF |
DE DE FG | FG FE DF | DE/D/ ^AB DF |[1 B2 F2 F2 :|[2 B |]

Re: La Partida

Composer: Carlos Bonnet