Publishers use a lot of words to describe what they sell, and we know it can be confusing. We've tried to be as clear as possible to make sure you get exactly what you are looking for. Below are descriptions of the terms that we use to describe the various formats that music often comes in.
Choral Score A score for vocalists that only contains the vocal lines. The instrumental parts are not there for reference. Generally, cheaper than a vocal score and requires multiple copies for purchase.
Facsimile of the Autograph These are hardcover, research-quality reproductions of the original hand-written scores from the composer.
Hardcover Some publishers print a hardbound, linen-covered version in addition to the standard paperback. The music inside is identical. These editions are beautiful though rarely cheap.
Orchestral Parts Similar to a wind set, this is a collection of parts. In the case of strings, the numbers listed are the number of copies included, though generally these are available individually (often with minimum quantities required).
Paperback When publishers offer multiple bindings (e.g. hardcover) or study scores, this is the "standard" version. If you're planning to play the music, this is probably what you want.
Performance / Playing Score For chamber pieces, playing scores have all of the parts on one system. There are not separate parts for each player.
Score (Full Score) For ensemble music, this indicates that the edition contains all parts on a single system (there are not separate parts for each player). In larger ensembles, this is for the conductor.
Set of Parts For ensemble music, this indicates that there are separate parts for each player.
Solo Part with Piano Reduction For solo pieces with orchestra, this is a version that contains a piano reduction of the orchestra parts. For piano pieces, two copies are typically needed for performance.
Study Score A small (think choral size) copy of the complete score meant for studying, and not playing. They make great add-ons when learning concertos and small chamber works.
VocalScore A score prepared for vocalists that includes the piano/organ part or a reduction of the instrumental parts.
Wind Set For orchestral music, this is a collection of wind and percussion parts. The specific quantities of each instrument are notated.
With Audio In addition to the printed music, the edition contains recordings of the pieces. This may be an included CD, or access to files on the internet.
With / Without Fingering (Markings) Some publishers prepare two copies - a pure Urtext edition that includes no fingering (or bowing) suggestions and a lightly edited version that includes a minimal number of editorial markings.
55 internationally celebrated pianists were invited to adopt one Haydn piano sonata each and provide it with their personal fingerings – a "who's who" on the contemporary piano scene. G. Henle Publishers now presents this classic, revised and with a new look, to all pianists in the certainty that Haydn's sonatas will further cement their place in the world of music. Volume I contains Haydn's early sonatas, very much still born of the spirit of the early Classical period: catchy music, fun to play, often at a moderate level of difficulty, without which modern piano instruction would be nearly unthinkable. Time and again, the authenticity of individual sonatas from this group has been questioned – the preface by Armin Raab, the Scholarly Director of the Joseph Haydn Institute, now provides comprehensive information on new findings regarding this important topic area.
Klaus Schilde (Hob. XVI:1 in C Major)
Sylvia Hewig-Tröscher (Hob. XVI:2 B-flat Major)
Michael Schneidt (Hob. XVI:3 C Major)
Sophie Pacini (Hob. XVI:4 D Major)
Jan Philip Schulze (Hob. XVI:5 A Major)
Valentina Lisitsa (Hob. XVI:6 G Major)
Yaara Tal (Hob. XVI:7 C Major)
Markus Bellheim (Hob. XVI:8 G Major)
Carmen Piazzini (Hob. XVI:9 F Major)
Jacob Leuschner (Hob. XVI:10 C Major)
Silke Avenhaus (Hob. XVI:11 G Major)
Benjamin Moser (Hob. XVI:12 A Major)
Emanuel Ax (Hob. XVI:13 E Major)
Sa Chen (Hob. XVI:14 D Major)
Andreas Boyde (Hob. XVI:16 E-flat Major)
Christine Schornsheim (Hob. XVI:18 B-flat Major)
Cyprien Katsaris (Hob. XVI:19 D Major)
Claudius Tanski (Hob. XVI:44 g Minor)
William Youn (Hob. XVI:45 E-flat Major)
Gerhard Oppitz (Hob. XVI:46 A-flat Major)
Michael Schäfer (Hob. XVI:47bis e Minor)
Christian Rieger (Hob. XIV:5a D Major)
Dirk Mommertz (Hob. XVII:D1 D Major)
Sunwook Kim (Hob. XVI:Es2 E-flat Major)
Éric Le Sage (Hob. XVI:Es2 E-flat Major)
Rolf Koenen (Hob. XVI:G1 G Major)