La Partida waltz

Also known as The Game (English Translation).

There are 19 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with Leaving Brittany (a few times) and Music For A Found Harmonium (a few times).

La Partida has been added to 124 tunebooks.

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Five settings

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|]
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 .
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 |]
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 |]
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