A substantial suite in six movements, composed in 2001 as a commission for the Turku Cello Competition. The title has its roots in the original manuscript of Bach's partitas for violin in which he uses the old Italian name "partia". However, the movements have no direct structural similarity with the baroque partitas, and their titles are borrowed from a period before Bach's time. Only the textures in the various movements are in some way reminiscent of their predecessors. The suite begins with a carousel-like Sinfonia, followed by Coranto, Aria, Boria, Double and Giga. A significant addition to the solo cello repertory.