Welcome to Gran Tonante

EDITION GRAN TONANTE HB, a editing business based in Sweden, offers only previously unpublished vocal works composed between ca. 1700-1850 in reliable urtext editions, in modern notation - at very reasonable prices. 

“Edition on demand” has developed into a trademark of EDITION GRAN TONANTE. Partners include Alan Curtis and “Il Complesso barocco”, “Accademia Bizantina”, Fabio Biondi and the Stavanger Symphony Orchestra.

In 2010 we published the first ever edition of the full-score of Jean-Baptiste Lully’s tragédie-lyrique BELLÉROPHON, prepared in occasion of performances and recording by Christophe Rousset and his orchestra “Les Talens Lyriques”. Score and parts are available exclusively from EDITION GRAN TONANTE.

EDITION GRAN TONANTE will be the publisher of all musical scores in the international RISTORI PROJECT, initiated by the "Associazione Giotto in musica" and the musicologists P. Kreisig (University Dresden) and T. Balbo, which aims to rediscover, perform and record the music of Giovanni Albergo Ristori. The first publication will be the opera "Le Fate".

Our growing catalogue contains these major series:

Belcanto Rarities presents previously unpublished scores in carefully edited Urtext-editions.
Vol. I: Francesco Conti - L’ISSIPILE (Vienna 1732)
Vol. III: Francesco Maria Veracini – ADRIANO IN SIRIA (London 1735) 
Vol. IV: Geminiano Giacomelli - Cesare in Egitto in preparation!

In the Serie Porpora we're publishing vocal works of Nicolò Porpora. Already available: SEMIRAMIDE RICONOSCIUTA (1st version, Venice 1729), SEI DUETTI SACRI and L'AGRIPPINA (Naples 1709) In preparation: "Polifemo" and "L'Imeneo".

Archive of Swedish Vocal Music is dedicated to music from the baroque and classical era by Swedish composers or foreign composers living in Sweden. Five volumes are already available.