Ture Rangström (1884−1947)

Partita in B minor

1. Préambule
2. Menuet
3. Air
4. Gaillarde

  • Year of composition: 7 July — 17 August 1933 (the version for violin and orchestra)
  • Work category: Violin and piano
  • Dedication: Charles Barkel gewidmet
  • First performed: 5 December 1934, Stockholm Concert Hall. Soloist: Charles Barkel, Stockholm Concert Society Orchestra, conductor: Adolf Wiklund
  • Duration: 14 min

Examples of printed editions

Universal Edition, Wien 1935, No. 10.289

Description of work

1. Préambule: Allegro moderato B minor 4/4
2. Menuet: Allegretto B minor 3/4
3. Air: Andante largo B minor 3/4
4. Gaillarde: Vivace B minor 6/4


Work comment

The work is originally written for violin and orchestra with the instrumentation: 2.2.2.2 / 2.2.0.0 / timp, pno / str
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Over movement III there is a text in the score:

I en grönskande trädgård stod en gammal solvisare. På dess fotstycke vore ristade orden: Det är senare än du tror.

In einem blühenden Garten stand eine alte Sonnenuhr. Auf dem Fußstück derselben waren die Worte gemeißelt: Es ist später, als du glaubst.