Johann Sebastian Bach

About Johann Sebastian Bach's Partitas

This is the last of Bach’s sets of keyboard suites, written in Leipzig. They were published singly beginning in 1726.
A new partita appeared each year thereafter until 1731, when the whole collection was issued under the name of Clavierübung I.
Like the English Suites, the Partitas all begin with a prelude of some sort; however, while in the earlier collection this is always a ritornello-type movement (except in the first suite), the first movements of the partitas are in various forms: a fantasia, an ouverture, a toccata etc.
Despite the fact that he had already composed hundreds of cantatas, the Well-Tempered Clavier, the great Passions and many other works, the Partitas were Bach´s first published body of works.

Preview TitleKey Year Level
Partita 1 BWV 825  in B-flat Major by Bach piano sheet music AAB Partita 1 BWV 82533 B-flat Major 1731 8+
Partita 2 BWV 826  in C Minor by Bach piano sheet music AAC Partita 2 BWV 8262 C Minor 1731 8+
Partita 3 BWV 827  in A Minor by Bach piano sheet music AAD Partita 3 BWV 82730 A Minor 1731 8+
Partita 4 BWV 828  in D Major by Bach piano sheet music AAE Partita 4 BWV 8287 D Major 1731 8+
Partita 5 BWV 829  in G Major by Bach piano sheet music AAF Partita 5 BWV 82923 G Major 1731 8+
Partita 6 BWV 830  in E Minor by Bach piano sheet music AAG Partita 6 BWV 83014 E Minor 1731 8+

Forum posts about the Partitas by Johann Sebastian Bach

Any sources for Bach´s articulation? by rovis77
Hi, are there any sources that you can recommend for learning how to articulate Bach. I say this because my teacher says Bach is extremely d...

Recommendations for sheet music editions of Bach's 6 keyboard partitas? by br1029
Hi, Could anyone recommend  sheet music editions of Bach's 6 keyboard partitas? I'm looking for a very good, up to date/c...

Bach Fantasies,Partitas, and Italian Concerto by chopinawesome
Which piece would you recommend? ...

Listening to piano works by Bach while studying maths by Presto Agitato
In your opinion which work by Bach could be a good option while i study maths. English Suites, Partitas, Goldberg Variations?? Thanks ...

Which Bach Partita is Approachable? by gkatele
I am a returning intermediate student (at the age of 54). I stopped playing for about 30 years! Since arriving at my advanced age, I have  ...