Format of editions offered by the Archive

Supply format and item description

All items, including computer-set editions and autograph manuscripts are issued on paper as duplex (double-sided) photocopies, enlarged where practicable to aid legibility and ring-bound in hard card covers unless otherwise specified or requested; alternatively, all items may be supplied electronically in .pdf format.


Editions other than those described as “Publication” are either typeset or in the editor’s hand. Published items are no longer supplied byus; please contact the publishers or retail agents.

Copy quality

Master copies of all items supplied in paper form have been prepared by The Sorabji Archive from original autograph manuscripts and typeset editions.

All paper copies supplied are prepared in-house to order. Copy quality is the highest achievable from the originals using the archive’s analogue monochrome photocopier which, whilst it served us well over the years, has since been replaced with an equivalent digital copier upon which all paper copies are made for distribution.

A guide to the catalogue

Durations are given in minutes; those of works yet to be performed are allotted estimates.

The format is given as paper size and orientation, where P means Portrait and L means Landscape.

The Price (paper) column shows the amount in pounds sterling (GBP) payable for each item including packing and ordinary mailing within UK only; prices remain valid until further notice. Surcharges for guaranteed, express or other special mailing and shipping services and for all orders to be shipped outside UK are quoted on request. In the interests of our valued customers we no longer ship items by sea mail due to adverse past experience; it may in some cases appear somewhat more economical, but we have also found it to be very unreliable. Most of our prices have remained unchanged since the Archive’s foundation, despite increases in costs of materials and shipping.

The Price (pdf) column shows the amount in pounds sterling (GBP) payable for each item as an uploaded pdf file; we have offered this service since June 2012 as an alternative to paper copies for anyone who prefers to receive items in this format.

Reproduction by any means of all or any part or parts of all musical and literary works printed or otherwise by Marc-André Hamelin and its sale hire or distribution except by prior written consent of Marc-André Hamelin or his authorised agents or suppliers shall constitute infringement of copyright and is therefore unlawful.