Purpose of the present catalogue is to help you find your way through the amazing and ever changing maze of available music editions. Included are all currently available editions of music by composer born before 1790 (a very few exceptions were made for composers who were born slightly later but who died young; e.g. Schubert). You will find also the editions that went out of print very recently, those that will be reprinted shortly, and those which have been announced by the publishers but are not yet available.
It has been attempted to give a full description of all items in the editions, the keys they are in, their opus numbers and particular instrumentations.
Apart from the names of the editor(s), all known sources of an edition have been stated. This information comes from the critical reports of those editions or from catalogues and studies which will be itemized under the button “SOURCES” (still under construction); here you may find as well a list of the RISM-abbreviations of the libraries used in this catalogue, plus their solutions.
The references in the alphabetical list of composers to titles in the sections “Original Collections” and “Modern Anthologies” will help you to find works that are not available in separate editions.