EDITION BALTHASAR NEUMANN
As editor of the series “Edition Balthasar Neumann”, Thomas Hengelbrock makes available to other ensembles and an interested public the results of work originally undertaken for use in concerts. The edition is supervised by musicologists; the works are available in critical musicological or practical editions.
The editions are for the most part protected by copyright under §70 or §71 Abs. 1 UrhG [German copyright law]. The rights are held by Thomas Hengelbrock.
Scholarly forays through archives and libraries enable Thomas Hengelbrock and the Balthasar Neumann Choir and Ensemble to present unusual program concepts, for in many cases works that had fallen into oblivion have been rediscovered here. They are offered to the public in concerts and staged productions.Recent printed editions, not to mention corresponding performance material, are seldom available. The path leads via scholarly research and a music-historical comparison of surviving source material to playable music. Yet, even works that have long-since been edited are often only available in score form. In such cases, the production of new performance material is unavoidable.Thank you for your interest! We are open to any suggestions and ideas you may have. The exchange of information with musicians who are similarly involved with the editing of works is important to us.