Back to the Origins and Toward the Unknown… Musical Scores

Repertoire Explorer is an enterprise outside the commercial music publishing trade. Its underlying idea was born from the experience that too many great works of music are unknown, forgotten, underrated, and unperformed, and that most of this neglected music has been commercially unavailable for ages.

The expansion of the repertoire that Repertoire Explorer seeks extends far beyond the needs of collectors. The series aims to change the world of music one step at a time. Therefore we also produce first editions of masterworks that should have appeared in print long ago, always accompanied by complete sets of performance material.

Every score is introduced with a scholarly preface (English, German), and most of the prefaces are available online for inspection. All this is made possible by a worldwide network of musicians, musicologists, and music-loving amateurs who contribute to the series in many different ways.

Let us know if there is a work that you’ve been searching for in vain. If it is in the public domain, and if there is a score (and perhaps parts) in acceptable condition, we can issue it quite quickly. If it is still under copyright protection, you may be able to help us negotiate with the rightholders. Some publishers – e.g. Universal Edition in Vienna – have agreed to collaborate with us on a broad basis. It is our hope that such examples will inspire others to join us in promoting great music that will otherwise never enter the repertoire.

Look through our catalogue and get inspired.

The Repertoire Explorer Team, Munich, September 2015

Repertoire & Opera Explorer

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Browsing the catalogue

Press “Details” button and see the single score page reading details as special attributes (number of pages, score size…), first page preview and order option. You find a link to the preface of the score as well!

SEARCH Fill in a composer’s name and see all titles by the composer.

SEARCH BY GENRE You can sort titles by genres.

Complete Catalogue: All scores are displayed as list
Opera Explorer: All operas list view
Performance materials: All performance materials list view
The list view is just for getting an overview. The titles are not linked to the single score page with all details.