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About Girolamo

Girolamo Publishers was founded in 1995 by Franz Müller-Busch. On the basis of his longstanding experience as editor and music graphic designer, he decided to take the bold step of investing in the printing and distribution of his own editions.

From modest beginnings, a small but interesting publishing programme has developed over the years. Franz Müller-Busch’s preoccupation with vocal music and his special interest in Baroque cantatas have culminated in several significant first editions of cantatas by Pepusch, Bononcini and Porsile. Amongst our publications are also practical and typographically faultless editions of cantatas by Telemann and Handel that have already been published elsewhere.

His background as a recorder player is the reason for the numerous editions for and with recorders. Series 12 “Per flauto dolce” includes many first editions, some of which are original recorder music, while others are interesting adaptations. Series 21 “Folk and Jazz” provides a wealth of pleasure and entertainment for teaching purposes, concerts, or just for fun. Series 13 (“Music for Flute”) and Series 18 (“Pieces for Percussion Ensemble”) also have plenty to offer, despite a slight hint of the exotic.

The following factors are of particular importance for the editions published by Girolamo:


Franz Müller-Busch

was born in 1963 in Pforzheim (Baden-Württemberg). After learning the recorder for two years at the local music school, he switched to the clarinet, which he played for the next nine years. At the age of sixteen, he rediscovered his old school recorder in a hidden corner of the cupboard, and from then on set about learning descant and treble recorder with great enthusiasm.

In 1983 he started studying the recorder with Prof. Dr. Ulrich Thieme in Hanover. After graduating in 1987 and again in 1990, he was appointed recorder teacher at the music school in Calw. He then worked as an editor for Breitkopf & Härtel, followed by six years of freelance work as editor, music-graphic designer, publisher and musician. For a short period, he worked for Moeck publishers. Since 2007 he has again been working as a freelance recorder teacher in Celle, performing regularly in concerts and looking after his publishing firm.