G. Henle Verlag

Features of 

Henle Urtext Editions


  • musical text which remains faithful to the composer’s original intentions  
  • consideration of all available sources  
  • good scholarship at the heart of all editions  
  • always edited by the best specialists in the field  
  • optimized for practical use (fingerings, bowings, etc.)
  • informative prefaces on the genesis of the work in English, German and French
  • footnotes in three languages at relevant places in the score
  • detailed critical commentary in English and German (most often also French) with description and evaluation of the sources and a list of different readings

Design and Printing  

  • aesthetically pleasing and easy-to-read musical text
  • clear and distinct layout  
  • foldout pages where helpful  
  • razor-sharp image, colourfast, indelible  2438 dpi resolution  
  • offset printing to ISO standards  
  • logical page turns

Paper and Binding  

  • high-quality, cream-white music printing paper  
  • chlorine-free bleached cellulose  
  • 100 g/m² weight  
  • high opacity  
  • high-quality (single-sheet) stitching  
  • spun cotton fibre yarn  
  • waterproof adhesive  
  • environment friendly materials  
  • opens flat for ease of use  
  • quiet page turns  
  • durable editions


  • comprehensive information on all titles and products
  • list of contents and prefaces of all Urtext editions available for download  
  • level of difficulty indicated  
  • current ABRSM grades indicated  
  • “look inside” function  
  • Henle Blog on correct reading of scores  
  • worldwide retailer search function  
  • order option for brochures and catalogues  
  • subscription to e-mail newsletters