Henle Library 4+

The Urtext score reader

G. Henle Verlag

Designed for iPad

    • 3.3 • 56 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



“With the Henle Library app a new era begins for classical musicians.” Daniel Hope

An indispensable app for professional musicians, amateurs, students and teachers.

The Henle Library app delivers G. Henle Publishers’ reliable Urtext editions straight to your tablet. You can practise, rehearse and make music – whenever and wherever you like. And you can enjoy the many unique features of Henle’s digital scores. 


- Filter Henle Urtext according to your individual needs and purchase as required (individual part, single movement, bundles etc.)
- Free version available for music students (licences for music colleges)
- Print, export PDFs, share
- Modify the score to suit your needs
- Superimpose alternative professional fingerings (or choose “No fingerings”)
- Unlimited possibilities for your own annotations
- Easily switch between the part and the score at exactly the same measure
- Open explanatory notes (footnotes, Critical Report etc.) at the appropriate place in the score
- Record and play back your own recordings
- Use the integrated metronome
- Navigate extremely rapidly
- Create and use playlists

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What’s New

Version 1.18.2

Thanks for updating to version 1.18.2. In this version, we’ve made some minor bug fixes and improvements behind the scenes.

If you’re enjoying using Henle Library, please feel free to leave a review, it really helps!

Ratings and Reviews

3.3 out of 5
56 Ratings

56 Ratings

zzzChimmy ,

Fine but can be better

I have been using this app for one semester now, it is fine and I like the idea of good edition music becomes electronically. Also appreciate different fingerings from several wonderful violinists, there are some great suggestions sometimes.

The first thing can be improved is the sections when adding written notations in the app. By that I mean a white area would appear when using the apple pencil, and the upper and lower part besides that are gray. It seems like the creator was trying to organize it in different layers, and the problem is that when the pen or eraser tool is used in another layer, it is not working, therefore cannot erase what is not in this layer. I am not seeing the reason why such hassle is needed, just create several layers for the entire page would be better I think.

The other thing that has been bothering me is the sensitivity of the app. It seems like there is a hard time for it to identify whether it is the palm or the tip of apple pencil was touching it. I am not sure if it is my iPad's problem, but it occurs pretty often and reached a point where I was frustrated by that and want to delete the app. Not sure how you can fix it but it would be really helpful if there is a way to change that.

Developer Response ,

Dear User,
thank you very much for your detailed review of the Henle Library app! We are aware that the annoation mode can still be improved and are always working on further improvements. If you have any specific problems please contact us at app-user-support@henle.de!

stucklog ,

Really deserves improvement

The concept is fantastic. The implementation is only halfway there. Just started using it and already finding little annoyances that pile up with the result that it tend to get in my way as I play. The score annotation, for example: whenever I make a small highlight of a single note (sometimes to identify the melody so I know to sound those notes a bit louder) the app draws an additional highlight dot as I lift the pen or my finger from the screen. This obscures the note far too much and is just otherwise ugly. Another necessary improvement is the ability to have multiple copies of the same score for different annotations (practice vs performance) OR to allow multiple layers of annotation to display at once and then assign layer groups to quickly select which layers are displayed. I really want this app to be improved, as it is such a fantastic concept that musicians really need. It’s such a shame that something like this doesn’t enhance my playing but rather gets in the way because of little oversights in design.

Developer Response ,

We would like to thank you very much for the information and will examine exactly what can be implemented in one of our next updates. To meet the needs of our users, we are constantly working on improving the Henle Library app. If you have specific problems, please contact us at app-user-support@henle.de

BlkjaxSEA ,

Weird in-app purchase model, purchasing experience

Will start by saying in a sea of music publishers, Henle stands out. Their printed editions are coveted by musicians worldwide. Their attention to the smallest visual details creates an elevated experience when reading their scores. Their design-forward, musician-centered approach creates premium products that are a joy to use. Musicians like me get genuinely excited when they see a Henle score.

Like most musicians these days, most of my music collection is digitized. So when I saw they had a digital app, my immediate response was "Take my money, please!"

So why 4 stars? The scores themselves are stellar, and live up to expectations. The process of purchasing them is not. Instead of a 1:1 transaction (you purchase the score for a set price), you purchase a bank of 200, 500, or 1000 credits. There is no 1:1 relationship between credits and score prices. For example, the complete Hadyn string quartets costs 1980 credits. Which means I would have to make two 1000 credit transactions and leave 20 credits on the table. This process is clunky and unnecessarily complicated.

Developer Response ,

Dear User,
we are very sorry that you are not happy with our credit system! But we introduced it so that we could only charge small amounts for short pieces. If we were to take Apple's price levels (€0.99, €1.99, €2.99, €3.99, etc.), we would have to sell many pieces more expensively than they actually are in relation to the total price of the volumes. For the individual titles of our editions, the price jumps are too large and also do not allow amounts below €0.99. Since we would like to offer all works and voices individually, we need the detour via the credits, since they also allow small amounts and a reasonable gradation.
With works like Haydn's string quartets this may not be so practical, but of course you can purchase exactly 1980 credits. However, most of our customers do not just buy one work or collection, but use their credits to be able to buy exactly the work they want at any time.

App Privacy

The developer, G. Henle Verlag, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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