Johann Sebastian Bach and the Bach family

Johann Sebastian Bach is one of the most important composers of Western music history. He came from a widely ramified musical dynasty, which produced numerous musicians and organists in the Thuringian-Saxon area.

Bach vocal

Ever since Carus-Verlag was founded in 1972, publishing the music of Johann Sebastian Bach has been a special focus for us. In the 2017 Reformation anniversary year we completed the Bach vocal project. Bach's complete sacred vocal works are now available in modern Urtext editions, together with performance material. A complete edition of all the full scores is also available in a high quality box set. The project continues with the edition of selected secular cantatas.

Stuttgart Bach Editions
Urtext for historically informed performance

  • musicologically reliable editions for the practical pursuit of music, taking into account the most current state of Bach research
  • informative forewords on the work’s history, reception and performance practice and Critical Reports
  • complete performance material available: full score, study score, vocal score, choral score, and orchestral parts



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>> Motets

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>> Passions and oratorios

>> Arrangements by Bach