The present database UUPart, also called The Uppsala Partimento Database, represents the work of cataloguing and linking the repertoire of the Italian partimento for the time span roughly between 1700 and 1850. Initially, it was developed as a research tool at a doctoral dissertation project called "Counterpoint and Partimento: Methods of Teaching Composition in Late Eighteenth-Century Naples," recently published as nr. 25 in the series Studia Musicologica Upsaliensia of the Swedish publisher Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis. It can be ordered by clicking the following LINK.

Through an identification string of the first ten pitches, UUPart facilitates the searching and identification of concordant sources within the repertoire of the Italian partimento. For a list of sources of this database, click here.

You can search for a partimento by using the "Partimento Note String" scroll bar on top of the search menu, or you can enter a number of pitches manually in the fields "begins with" or "contains." Click search to find the matching partimenti. The content of a source can be investigated by scrolling the "RISM Siglum / call number" list. Some libraries, like Montecassino give individual call numbers for every piece in a source. For that reason, a source like I-MC 3-D-18 has received many call numbers, that represent only one piece. To search the complete set of pieces of such a source, You will thus need to use "contains" and then "I-MC 3-D-18". UUPart allows You to use the Gj numbers, the identification numbers as introduced in Robert Gjerdingen's website "Monuments of Partimenti." Please observe that Gj12 should be spelled "0012".

All library sigla follow the customary system of the online catalogue RISM (Répertoire International des Sources Musicales) to be found in the following pdf-file.


Several scholars of musicology have contributed to The Uppsala Partimento Database UUPart.
I wish to express my sincerest gratitude to Nicholas Baragwanath, Eleonora Betti, Dirk Börner, Lydia Carlisi, Riccardo Castagnetti, Benedetto Cipriani, Ozorio Christovam, Hanns-Bertold Dietz, Robert Gjerdingen, Matteo Messori, Nicoleta Paraschivescu, Marco Pollaci, Claire Roberts, Maxim Serebrennikov, Gaetano Stella, Mário Marques Trilha, and Stefano Quaresima. I would like to direct special thanks to Giorgio Sanguinetti (Rome) for the most generous way he has contributed to the UUPart database.

In addition to this, the UUPart Database Project has received generous support from the Library of the Conservatorio Giuseppe Verdi in Milano, for which we would like to express our sincerest thanks.