Partition (Suite)

In music, the terms 'suite' refers to a set of instrumental pieces, written for either a soloist. or a group of players (chamber orchestra, band, symphonic orchestra). The first suites date from the 14th century, and were often a simple set of ordered dances. By the Baroque period, though, the suite had become an important musical form, with a tonal relation between pieces. Terms that were often interchangeably used with 'suite' were 'ordre', 'partita', and sometimes 'overture'. During the Classical and early Romantic periods, the Suite fell out of use, with the symphony being a much more popular -and structurally coherent- type of multi movement work. The form was later revived in a slightly different form, no longer incorporating dances but simply many movements, or extracts from Operas and Ballets, or incidental music.

Titre Compositeur Instrument Époque
2 Bouquets de mélodies sur 'Cendrillon' Jacques-Albert Anschütz Piano Romantic
2 Bouquets de mélodies sur 'Coppélia' Jacques-Albert Anschütz Piano Romantic
2 Bouquets de mélodies sur 'Grisélidis' Jacques-Albert Anschütz Piano Romantic
2 Bouquets de mélodies sur 'Jean de Nivelle' Jacques-Albert Anschütz Piano Romantic
2 Bouquets de mélodies sur 'Kassya' Jacques-Albert Anschütz Piano Romantic
2 Bouquets de mélodies sur 'Lakmé' Jacques-Albert Anschütz Piano Romantic
2 Bouquets de mélodies sur 'Sapho' Jacques-Albert Anschütz Piano Romantic
2 Suites concertantes sur 'Don Juan', Op.85 Paul Bernard Piano 4 hands Romantic
2 Suites concertantes sur 'Manon' Ernest Alder Piano 4 hands Romantic
2 Suites concertantes sur 'Mignon', Op.90 Paul Bernard Piano 4 hands Romantic
3 Pièces Formant Suite de Concert, Op.40 Gabriel Pierné Piano Early 20th Century
3 Suites for Cello, Op. 131c Max Reger Cello 20th Century
3 Suites for Solo Viola, Op.131d Max Reger Viola Romantic
3 Suites in Canonic Form for 2 Violins, Op. 11 Ernst Halven Violin Romantic
4 Stücke in Form einer Suite, Op.15 Tor Aulin Solo Instrument and Piano Romantic
4 Stücke in Form einer Suite, Op.99 Marco Enrico Bossi Solo Instrument and Piano Romantic
4 Suites de pièces pour la viole, Op.3 Louis de Caix d'Hervelois Viola da gamba Baroque
4 Suites, Op.5 Michel Corrette Chamber group Baroque
5 Tudor Portraits Ralph Vaughan Williams Choir and Orchestra Early 20th Century
6 Cello Suites, BWV 1007-1012 Johann Sebastian Bach Cello Baroque
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Compositeurs à l'affiche Johann Sebastian Bach · Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart · Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky · Antonín Dvořák · Various · Claude Debussy · Georg Friedrich Händel · Edvard Grieg · Isaac Albéniz · Erik Satie · Maurice Ravel · Alexander Borodin · Sergei Rachmaninoff · Camille Saint-Saëns · Béla Bartók · Gustav Holst · Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov · Richard Strauss · Johann Pachelbel · Robert Schumann · Sergei Prokofiev · Georges Bizet · Edward Elgar · Jean Sibelius · Gabriel Fauré · Modest Mussorgsky · Enrique Granados · Henry Purcell · Christoph Willibald Gluck · Karl Goldmark · Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka · Ottorino Respighi · Max Reger · Leoš Janáček · Anton Rubinstein · Anton Arensky · Ralph Vaughan Williams · Jean Baptiste Lully · Jules Massenet · Dietrich Buxtehude · Jean-Philippe Rameau · François Couperin · Edward MacDowell · Aleksandr Glazunov · Pietro Yon · Michel Rondeau · Josef Suk · Vincent Lubeck · Louis James Alfred Lefébure-Wély · Emmanuel Chabrier
Instruments Cello · Chamber group · Choir · Choir and Orchestra · Flute · Guitar · Harp · Harpsichord · Lute · Oboe · Open Instrumentation · Orchestra · Organ · Piano · Piano 4 hands · Piano and orchestra · Solo Instrument and Piano · Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra · String Orchestra · String Quartet · Viola · Viola da gamba · Violin · Voice(s) and Instruments · Voice(s) and Orchestra · Voice(s) and Piano · Wind Ensemble
Periods 20th Century · 21st Century · Baroque · Classical · Early 20th Century · Late 19th century · Renaissance · Romantic