Editors of Music Scores

This page pays homage to the dedicated work of the editors to whose entirely gratis efforts Sorabji’s music has become increasingly available in legible form, which in turn has led to performances and recordings. The editors are listed in alphabetical order, with their editions in chronological order. Multiple editions published by a given editor in a single year are not necessarily listed in the order of publication. Handwritten editions, as opposed to the typeset ones, are identified by a bullet (•) following (usually) the title.

All the editions are published by the Sorabji Archive unless otherwise noted. The publication year is in bold type in the few cases where there is more than one edition of a given piece. The number of pages devoted to the music itself is given in the rightmost column. Some entries are blank when the information is not relevant due to the nature of the edition; this applies for instance to a corrected edition of a score published under the composer’s supervision, which is identical in layout to the original. Editions in progress will be listed as they are published.

Roberge’s editions (as well as his two bibliographical compilations) were made available to the Sorabji Archive in a second impression in March 2009; it is using these master copies that the Sorabji Archive is now issuing copies. These new impressions fix various mistakes, mostly in the text but sometimes also in the music.

The editors of the corrected editions of Fantaisie espagnole (1919; 23 pp.) and Valse-fantaisie for Piano (1925; 16 pp.) appear as Rice and Amato and as Amato and Rice, respectively, on the title pages. They have been entered here using the latter order to enable correct grouping when sorting.

A message by Alistair Hinton on the Sorabji Forum lists the editions currently in progress (as of 29 March 2014), but not the names of the editors.

The table below shows how many newly edited scores were published in each year with the number of pages of music; years with no publication are omitted. Numbers of pages are not given in the case of sets of parts, and corrected editions of scores published by Sorabji during his lifetime are not taken into account.

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Year Works (N) Pages (N)
Year Works (N) Pages (N)
2017 1 1001
2016 2 282
2015 2 497
2014 7 1438
2013 8 138
2012 3 307
2010 1 113
2009 1 432
2008 4 463
2007 12 238
2006 8 40
2005 8 323
2004 9 546
2003 1  
2002 6 166
1999 1 53
1994 4 262
1993 7 32
1992 8 95
1991 2 423
1989 2 5
1988 2 18
1987 1 7
1980 2  
1969 1 16
Total 102 3269

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Editor(s) Publication Title and Comments Pages (N)
Editor(s) Publication Title and Comments Pages (N)
Abercrombie, Alexander 2004 Toccata seconda per pianoforte (1933-34; 111 pp.) 164
Abercrombie, Alexander 2005 Introduction, Passacaglia, Cadenza, and Fugue (1929; compl. Alexander Abercrombie, 2004; 79 pp.) 79
Abercrombie, Alexander 2005 Il gallo d’oro da Rimsky-Korsakov: variazioni frivole con una fuga anarchica, eretica e perversa (1978-79; 93 pp.) 95
Abercrombie, Alexander (et al.) 2007 Études transcendantes (100) (1940-44; 456 pp.)

The complex edition history of this work is as follows:
  • Marc-André Hamelin•: nos. 1-18 (handwritten; work begun on 31 August 1989, publ. 1994)
  • Frazer Jarvis: no. 17 (typesetting of Hamelin’s handwritten edition, incorporating corrections)
  • Lukas Huisman: nos. 1-16, 18 (typesetting of Hamelin’s handwritten edition incorporating corrections; resetting of Jarvis’s typeset edition of no. 17)
  • Simon Abrahams: nos. 19 and 21 (typeset)
  • Jonathan Powell: nos. 73 and 84 (typeset)
  • Alexander Abercrombie: nos. 20, 22-72, 74-83, 85-100 (typeset; including resetting of the etudes done by Powell)
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Abercrombie, Alexander 2007 Quintet II for Piano and String Quartet (1932-33; 432 pp.) 459
Abercrombie, Alexander 2008 Sequentia cyclica super “Dies irae” ex Missa pro defunctis (1948-49; 335 pp.) 377
Abercrombie, Alexander 2009 Sonata V (Opus archimagicum) (1934-35; 336 pp.) 432
Abercrombie, Alexander 2014 Fourth Symphony for Piano Alone (1962-64; 240 pp.) 232
Abrahams, Simon 2001 Movement for Voice and Piano (1927, 1931; 9 pp.) 16
Abrahams, Simon 2002 Apparition (1916; 5 pp.) 6
Abrahams, Simon 2004 Sonata IV for Piano (1928-29; 111 pp.) 129
Abrahams, Simon 2007 Études transcendantes (100) (1940-44; 456 pp.): nos. 19, 21 (incorporated into the complete edition)  
Abrahams, Simon 2008 Villa Tasca: mezzogiorno siciliano — evocazione nostalgica e memoria tanta cara e preziosa del giardino meraviglioso, splendido, tropicale (1979-80; 47 pp.) 47
Abrahams, Simon 2010 Symphonia brevis for Piano (1973; 120 pp.) 113
Amato, Donna 1992 Toccatinetta sopra C.G.F. (1929; 8 pp.)• 15
Amato, Donna 1993 Passeggiata arlecchinesca sopra un frammento di Busoni (“Rondò arlecchinesco”) (1981-82; 16 pp.)• 30
Amato, Donna, and Chris Rice 1993 Fantaisie espagnole (1919; 23 pp.) {corrected edition of the publication}  
Amato, Donna, and Chris Rice 1993 Valse-fantaisie for Piano (1925; 16 pp.) {corrected edition of the publication}  
Bowyer, Kevin 1988 Symphony [no. 1] for Organ (1924; 81 pp.) {corrected edition of the publication}  
Bowyer, Kevin 1991 Second Symphony for Organ (1929-32; 350 pp.)• 396
Bowyer, Kevin 2013 Symphony [no. 1] for Organ (1924; 81 pp.) 92
Bowyer, Kevin 2014 Second Symphony for Organ (1929-32; 350 pp.) 309
Bowyer, Kevin 2014 Third Organ Symphony (1949-53; 305 pp.) 309
Burton-Page, Anthony 1989 Fantasiettina atematica (1981; 2 pp.)• 4
Fabre, François 2017 Messa grande sinfonica (1955-61; 1,001 pp.) 1001
Garvelmann, Donald M. 1969 Pastiche on the “Minute Waltz” by Chopin (1922; 7 pp.) {published by Music Treasure Publications, Garvelmann’s own imprint} 16
Hamelin, Marc-André 1989 Suggested Bell-Chorale for St. Luke’s Carillon (1961; 1 p.)• 1
Hamelin, Marc-André 1992 L’heure exquise (1916; 2 pp.)• 4
Hamelin, Marc-André 1994 Études transcendantes (100) (1940-44; 456 pp.): nos. 1-18• (incorporated into the complete edition after resetting by Lukas Huisman and Frazer Jarvis) 121
Hamelin, Marc-André 1994 “Gulistān” — Nocturne for Piano (1940; 28 pp.)• 54
Hinton, Alistair 1988 Trois poèmes (1941; 13 pp.)• 18
Hopkins, Charles 1994 Nocturne, “Jāmī” (1928; 28 pp.)• 70
Huisman, Lukas 2008 Frammenti aforistici (4) (1977; 1 p.) 1
Huisman, Lukas 2007 Études transcendantes (100) (1940-44; 456 pp.): nos. 1-16, 18 (typesetting of Hamelin’s handwritten edition incorporating corrections; resetting of Jarvis’s typeset edition of no. 17; incorporated into the complete edition)  
Huisman, Lukas 2013 Fragment: Prelude and Fugue on FxAxx DAxEx (1926; 3 pp.) 2
Huisman, Lukas 2013 Frammenti aforistici (4) (1977; 1 p.) 1
Huisman, Lukas 2016 Symphonic Nocturne for Piano Alone (1977-78; 113 pp.) 85
Jarvis, Frazer 2005 Rapsodie espagnole de Maurice Ravel: transcription de concert pour piano (first version, 1923; 16 pp.) 30
Jarvis, Frazer 2005 Désir éperdu — Fragment (1917; 1 p.) 1
Jarvis, Frazer 2005 Variazione maliziosa e perversa sopra “La morte d’Åse” da Grieg (1974; 2 pp.) 2
Jarvis, Frazer 2007 Études transcendantes (100) (1940-44; 456 pp.): no. 17 (typesetting of Hamelin’s handwritten edition; incorporated into the complete edition after resetting by Lukas Huisman)  
Jarvis, Frazer 2013 Due sutras sul nome dell’amico Alexis (1981, 1984; 2 pp.) 2
Jarvis, Frazer 2013 Chaleur — Poème (1916-17; 32 pp.) 20
Jarvis, Frazer 2013 Toccatinetta sopra C.G.F. (1929; 8 pp.) 10
Jarvis, Frazer 2013 “Quaere reliqua hujus materiei inter secretiora” (1940; 16 pp.) 22
Jarvis, Frazer 2014 Opusculum for Orchestra (1923; 36 pp.) 31
Jarvis, Frazer 2015 Sonata no. 0 for Piano (1917; 30 pp.) 40
Jarvis, Frazer, and Jason Acuña 2005 Rapsodie espagnole de Maurice Ravel: transcription de concert pour piano (second version, 1945; 26 pp.) 33
Margiotta, Maria Rosaria 1999 Études transcendantes (100) (1940-44; 456 pp.) {Etude no. 99 published as part of the author’s master’s thesis “Sorabji: A History of the First Publishers and an Edition (Transcendental Study no. 99)”.} 53
Miller, Elma 1980 Il tessuto d’arabeschi (1979; 32 pp.)• {unpublished parts prepared in 1980 for the first performance in Philadelphia}  
Powell, Jonathan 2002 Passeggiata veneziana sopra la Barcarola di Offenbach (1955-56; 24 pp.) 24
Powell, Jonathan 2002 Roses du soir (1915; 4 pp.) 3
Powell, Jonathan 2002 Fantasia ispanica (1933; 54 pp.) 64
Powell, Jonathan 2002 Rosario d’arabeschi (1956; 45 pp.) 43
Powell, Jonathan 2002 Un nido di scatole sopra il nome del grande e buon amico Harold Rutland (1954; 26 pp.) 26
Powell, Jonathan 2004 Nocturne, “Jāmī” (1928; 28 pp.) 26
Powell, Jonathan (with Alexander Abercrombie, Richard Younger, and François Fabre) 2004 Concerto da suonare da me solo e senza orchestra, per divertirmi (1946; 70 pp.) 72
Powell, Jonathan 2007 Études transcendantes (100) (1940-44; 456 pp.): nos. 73, 84 (incorporated into the complete edition)  
Powell, Jonathan 2007 Schlussszene aus “Salome” von Richard Strauss — Konzertmäßige Übertragung für Klavier zu zwei Händen (1947; 25 pp.) 35
Powell, Jonathan (with Alexander Abercrombie) 2012 Sixth Symphony for Piano (Symphonia claviensis) (1975-76; 270 pp.) 270
Powell, Jonathan 2012 “Gulistān” — Nocturne for Piano (1940; 28 pp.) 28
Powell, Jonathan 2014 Le jardin parfumé: Poem for Piano Solo (1923; 16 pp.) {This is the first time a work published by Sorabji during his lifetime is engraved anew.} 21
Powell, Jonathan 2014 St. Bertrand de Comminges: “He was laughing in the tower” (1941; 16 pp.) 17
Rapoport, Paul 1980 Cinque sonetti di Michelagniolo Buonarroti (1923; 40 pp.)• {instrumental parts prepared in 1980 for the first performance in Toronto}  
Rice, Chris 1991 Variazione maliziosa e perversa sopra “La morte d’Åse” da Grieg (1974; 2 pp.)• 2
Rice, Chris 1992 Due sutras sul nome dell’amico Alexis (1981, 1984; 2 pp.)• 3
Rice, Chris 1992 St. Bertrand de Comminges: “He was laughing in the tower” (1941; 16 pp.)• 42
Rice, Chris 1993 “Quaere reliqua hujus materiei inter secretiora” (1940; 16 pp.)• 32
Roberge, Marc-André 1992 Quasi habanera (1917; 6 pp.) 9
Roberge, Marc-André 1992 Transcription of the Prelude in E-flat by Bach (1945; 4 pp.) 6
Roberge, Marc-André 1992 Pastiche on the Hindu Merchant’s Song from “Sadko” by Rimsky-Korsakov (1922; 4 pp.) 5
Roberge, Marc-André 1992 Pastiche on the Habanera from “Carmen” by Bizet (1922; 6 pp.) 11
Roberge, Marc-André 1993 Fragment Written for Harold Rutland (1926, 1928, 1937; 2 pp.) {All three versions} 22
Roberge, Marc-André 1993 Transcription in the Light of Harpsichord Technique for the Modern Piano of the Chromatic Fantasia of J. S. Bach, Followed by a Fugue (1940; 15 pp.) 29
Roberge, Marc-André 1993 L’irrémediable (1927; 8 pp.) 11
Roberge, Marc-André 1994 Pasticcio capriccioso sopra l’op. 64, no 1 del Chopin (1933; 8 pp.) 17
Roberge, Marc-André 2004 Suggested Bell-Chorale for St. Luke’s Carillon (1961; 1 p.) 2
Roberge, Marc-André 2004 Concertino non grosso for String Sextet with Piano Obbligato quasi continuo (1968; 48 pp.) 108
Roberge, Marc-André 2004 Il tessuto d’arabeschi (1979; 32 pp.) {includes instrumental parts} 38
Roberge, Marc-André 2004 Fantasiettina atematica (1981; 2 pp.) {includes instrumental parts} 5
Roberge, Marc-André 2005 Pastiche on the “Minute Waltz” by Chopin (1922; 1922; 7 pp.) 17
Roberge, Marc-André 2005 Cinque sonetti di Michelagniolo Buonarroti (1923; 40 pp.) {includes instrumental parts} 66
Roberge, Marc-André 2006 L’heure exquise (1916; 2 pp.) 4
Roberge, Marc-André 2006 I Was Not Sorrowful — Poem for Voice and Piano [Spleen] (between 1917 and 1919; 3 pp.) 4
Roberge, Marc-André 2006 Le mauvais jardinier (1919; 1 p.) 2
Roberge, Marc-André 2006 Arabesque (1920; 2 pp.) 2
Roberge, Marc-André 2006 Hymne à Aphrodite (1916; 5 pp.) 11
Roberge, Marc-André 2006 Chrysilla (1915; 4 pp.) 7
Roberge, Marc-André 2006 Vocalise pour soprano fioriturata (1916; 3 pp.) 5
Roberge, Marc-André 2006 L’étang (1917; 2 pp.) 5
Roberge, Marc-André 2007 Trois poèmes (1941; 13 pp.) 22
Roberge, Marc-André 2007 Frammento cantato (1967; 1 p.) 2
Roberge, Marc-André 2008 Music to “The Rider by Night” (1919; 54 pp.) 38
Roberge, Marc-André 2013 Passeggiata variata sul nome del caro e gentile amico Clive Spencer-Bentley (1981; 3 pp.) 7
Roberge, Marc-André 2013 Benedizione di San Francesco d’Assisi (1973; 2 pp.) 4
Sánchez-Aguilera, Abel 2015 Tāntrik Symphony for Piano Alone (1938-39; 284 pp.) 447
Sánchez-Aguilera, Abel 2016 Third Symphony for Piano Solo (1959-60; 144 pp.) 197
Smetryns, Thomas, and Lukas Huisman 2007 Frammenti aforistici (Sutras) (104) (1962-64; 37 pp.) 46
Smetryns, Thomas, and Lukas Huisman 2007 Opus secretum atque necromanticum (1980-81; 48 pp.) 48
Steininger, Florian 2012 Frammenti aforistici (20) (1964; 9 pp.) 9
Stevenson, Ronald 1987 Fantasiettina sul nome illustre dell’egregio poeta Christopher Grieve ossia Hugh M’Diarmid (1961; 10 pp.) {set by Barry Peter Ould and published by his publishing house, Bardic Edition} 7
Vignani, Alberto 2014 Symphonic Variations for Piano and Orchestra (1935-37, 1953-56; 540 pp.) 519
Visser, Pieter 2003 Concerto for Piano and Orchestra [no. 5] [publ. as Concerto II] (1920; 144 pp.) {instrumental parts for the first performance in Utrecht}  
Wolfson, David 1991 Trois poèmes du “Gulistān” de Saʿdī (1926; 16 pp.) 25
Younger, Richard 2004 Fragment: Prelude and Fugue on FxAxx DAxEx (1926; 3 pp.) 2
Younger, Richard 2007 Toccata [no. 1] for Piano (1928; 66 pp.) 85
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