The Periodical Overtures in 8 Parts

The Periodical Overtures in 8 Parts is a remarkable series of sixty-one orchestral symphonies published in London by Robert Bremner between 1763 and 1783. In essence, it was a symphony-of-the-month publication over this twenty-year period, capturing the musical tastes of London during the era’s Rage for Music. Bremner was inspired to undertake the series after witnessing the success on the continent of similar French periodical prints. In England, however, Bremner’s series went unrivalled for a decade, and no other later British publisher came close to matching his success with this periodical format.

The objective of these Periodical Overtures Editions in the Repertoire Explorer Series published by Musikproduktion Höflich is to make this unique collection of orchestral works easily accessible and affordable. The Periodical Overtures Editions enrich the repertoire available to chamber orchestras, professional and amateur alike, providing them with valuable historical and musical insights as well as much delightful music-making, a great deal of which is unknown to contemporary audiences and performers.

Scores and parts are available from Musikproduktion Höflich. Audio renditions of each overture are available on this page as they are published.

Johann Christian Bach: The Periodical Overture in 8 Parts – No. I

Francesco Pasquale Ricci: The Periodical Overture in 8 Parts – No. II

Johann Stamitz: The Periodical Overture in 8 Parts – No. III

Coming soon…..

Anton Filtz: The Periodical Overture in 8 Parts – No. IV 

April 2024

Pietro Maria Crispi: The Periodical Overture in 8 Parts – No. V

May 2024

Johann Stamitz: The Periodical Overture in 8 Parts – No. VI 

June 2024

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