About us

Editions Bim, a family enterprise

Today

The current Editions Bim catalog is the result of a long and careful selection of pedagogical books designed by renowned masters.

It also includes a large selection of works written by composers chosen for the originality and the quality of their musical creativity.

Philosophy (… treasure hunting)

Editions Bim is motivated by musical curiosity, research, and the discovery of new works  (or pedagogies), providing a varied and interesting repertoire.

Brief History

In 1969, the company began with the development of a huge typed compilation of works for brass instruments extracted from publisher’s catalogs collected worldwide.

Thousands of publications were thus listed. A room was rented in Moudon (canton of Vaud, Switzerland) and the enterprise was named « Bureau d’Informations Musicales » which later became Editions Bim. The original BIM first functioned as a music library with a mail order distribution service that rapidly developed internationally. By the end of 1971, two years after opening of the Bureau d’Informations Musicales, Brass Bulletin «International Chronicle for Brass Players» was launched. The first issues (in French, German and English), with a print run of 5000 copies) was distributed in the fall of 1971 to brass players in the four corners of the world. The success was immediate and the publication endured for 32 years (124 issues and subscribers in 80 countries) until 2003, creating a global network that still benefits Editions Bim.

The first musical editions (including the famous Warm-ups by James Stamp) were released in 1977. In March 1993 the decision was made to shutter the music distribution library in order to concentrate on the development of Bim Editions, and for ten more years, to the publication of Brass Bulletin. In 1999, Editions Bim acquired The Brass Press from the excellent American publisher Steve Glover, thus consolidating our networks in the United States.

Since 2003, our catalog has been expanded to include music for all instruments (with the brass retaining a privileged place).

In 2019, Editions Bim will celebrate 50 years of existence in the service of music and musicians.

Upcoming performances:

February 16, 2020 | Charrat, Switzerland. Anthony Plog : Trumpet Concerto no. 3 for solo trumpet and brass band or piano. Rex Richardson (trumpet), Ensemble de Cuivres Valaisan, François Roh (conducting)

March 14, 2020 | Tampere, Finland. Alexander Arutiunian : Concerto for trombone and orchestra or piano reduction. Ulla Aonen (trombone), Tampere Academic Symphony, Kimmo Tullila (conducting)

March 21, 2020 | Mottingham, London, Great Britain. Alexander Arutiunian : Concerto for tuba and symphony orchestra or piano. Tom Sellway (tuba), Eltham College Orchestra, Paul Showell (conducting)

April 16, 2020 | Marmande, France. François Rauber : Concerto «Humeurs» for trumpet and string orchestra. David Busawon (trumpet), Orchestre des Symphonistes, Philippe Mestres (conducting)

April 17, 2020 | Budapest Spring Festival | Budapest, Hungary. Máté Bella : Sounds of Generation Y, Part II for cimbalom and symphony orchestra. Micklós Lukács (cimbalom), Hungarian National Philharmonic, Zsolt Hamar (conducting)

May 7, 2020 | 55th Markneukirchen International Instrumental Competition Horn - Tuba | Markneukirchen, Germany. Roland Szentpali : HOyeRN for horn alone. John Stevens : Salve Venere, Salve Marte for tuba solo. Telmo Marques : Allegro Sonata for tuba and piano. Competition candidates

May 10, 2020 | Get Cozy Chamber Series | Kittery, USA. Corrado Maria Saglietti : Suite for horn and string quartet. Stephen Taylor (horn), Brooke LaMonica, Susanne Powers (violins), Karen McConomy, Jan Heirtzler (viola), Dorothy Braker (cello)

October 18, 2020 | Cardiff, Great Britain. Áskell Másson : Konzertstück for snare drum and orchestra. Dame Evelyn Glennie (snare drum), World Doctors Orchestra, Stefan Willich (conducting)

October 19, 2020 | London, Great Britain. Áskell Másson : Konzertstück for snare drum and orchestra. Dame Evelyn Glennie (snare drum), World Doctors Orchestra, Stefan Willich (conducting)

November 10, 2020 | 31st International Competition "Città di Porcia" 2020​ | Porcia, Italy. Corrado Maria Saglietti : Monsters for tuba and piano.