In 1992 the Stuttgart Schütz Edition, the edition of the complete works of Heinrich Schütz, was taken over by Carus-Verlag, which has continued to publish it since then. It is a complete edition founded on a critical examination of the sources which presents today’s users an unproblematic, legible rendering of the music. In contrast to other Schütz editions the works are presented in their original keys and ranges, i. e., they are edited untransposed. Original clefs, as well as the ranges of the vocal and instrumental parts are prefixed to the first brace of the score. All editorial additions or suggestions are indicated diacritically. The volumes include all essential information concerning the history of the works, their transmission, performance practice and liturgical function.