Dimensions and Colours of the Published Editions

This table shows the dimensions (width × height), expressed in inches (i.e., the units used at the time of production), of the compositions that Sorabji had published between 1921 and 1931 thanks to the financial support offered by his father as well as the two other scores published afterwards. The column devoted to the format readily indicates if a score is in portrait or landscape orientation. The colours used for the covers (light cardboard) as well as those of the lettering (usually black) are also given.

The editions published by the Sorabji Archive from 1988 onwards (not surveyed here) are all provided with plain white cardboard covers and comb bindings.

See also the page devoted to the special limited editions, where the dimensions for Opus clavicembalisticum (1929-30; 253 pp.) are given.

The colours of the covers of three of the editions listed below are used for the bars in the Sorabji Resource Site’s logo and for the section headings.

Title Dimensions
(W x H)
Format Colour Lettering
Title Dimensions
(W x H)
Format Colour  
Trois fêtes galantes de Verlaine (ca. 1919; 11 pp.) 8 7/8″ × 12″ P Beige Black
Sonata no. 1 for Piano (1919; 42 pp.) 10 3/8″ × 12 7/8″ P Black Rust
Trois poèmes pour chant et piano (1918, 1919; 9 pp.) 9″ × 12″ P Grey Green
Quintet no. 1 for Piano and Quartet of Stringed Instruments (1919-20; 72 pp.)
13 1/4″ × 10 1/2″ L Grey Black
Two Piano Pieces (1918, 1920; 20 pp.) 10 3/8″ × 13″ P Black Pinkish
Fantaisie espagnole (1919; 23 pp.) 10 1/2″ × 12 3/4″ P Grey Black
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra [no. 5] (1920; 144 pp.) 9 5/16″ × 12 7/16″ P Grey Black
Sonata seconda for Piano (1920; 49 pp.) 13 1/2″ × 10 5/8″ L Grey Black
Sonata III for Piano (1922; 75 pp.)
14 3/4″ × 10 3/4″ L Beige Black
Prelude, Interlude, and Fugue for Piano (1920, 1922; 17 pp.)
14 1/2″ × 10 7/8″ L Beige Black
Le jardin parfumé: Poem for Piano Solo (1923; 16 pp.)
12″ × 9″ L Mottled green Black
Symphony [no. 1] for Organ (1924; 81 pp.) 14 3/4″ × 10 3/4″ L Mottled red Black
Valse-fantaisie for Piano (1925; 16 pp.)
12″ × 9″ L Mottled brownish gold Black
Opus clavicembalisticum (1929-30; 253 pp.)
13″ × 9 13/16″ (thickness: 3/4″) L Mottled pewter gold Black
Fantasiettina sul nome illustre dell’egregio poeta Christopher Grieve ossia Hugh M’Diarmid (1961; 10 pp.)
9″ × 12″ P Brown Red (with gold border)
Pastiche on the “Minute Waltz” by Chopin (1922; 7 pp.)
9″ × 12″ P Brownish yellow needle-point lace motive on white background Brown
Last modified: 2018-03-12
© Marc-André Roberge 2018
Sorabji Resource Site (SRS)
Faculté de musique, Université Laval, Québec

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