Manuscripts / Exposés

Before submitting your manuscript or exposé, please take a moment to read our submission guidelines:

  • Please note that we will not respond to general and obviously wide-spread submissions.
  • Please make sure (e.g. by checking our website) that your work fits in with the Breitkopf & Härtel publishing program.
  • Please provide some information on yourself, particularly on your professional background and current activities.
  • If at all possible, please do not send handwritten scores, rather use a suitable layout program (preferably Sibelius) and submit as a PDF document.
  • In order to be able to carry out a proper evaluation, we need you to send the complete manuscript.
  • Please abstain from sending only recordings.


The instrumentation is indicated in figures and abbreviations following the usual order in a full score:

  • Woodwinds: Flute(Piccolo).Oboe(English Horn).Clarinet(BassClarinet.Saxophone).Bassoon (Contrabassoon)
  • Brass: Horn.Trumpet.Trombone.Tuba
  • Kettledrums.Percussion
  • Harp.Guitar
  • Piano.Harpsichord.Celesta.Organ
  • Strings

Abbreviations without brackets mean additional players: Picc.1. = 2 players
Abbreviations in brackets indicate either additional instruments: 1(Picc). = 1 player, but 2 instruments
or the number of the players: perc(4) = 4 percussionist


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