Folk songs

German Folk songs

The folk song project is a plea for the old songs, for the beauty of the melodies and the poetry of content and language which can still speak to young people today. The melodies of the folk songs often have that catchy tune which distinguishes music handed down orally. Over the centuries they have been arranged, varied, quoted, and performed instrumentally without text. With a melody often in the major key, characterized by triads, sequential passages and refrains, distinctive rhythms and simple four to eight-bar phrases, folk songs are ideal for musical amateurs, for children and for group singing, and are equally ideal as a model for more demanding genres in art music.
Folk songs

German Folk songs, vol. 2

In 2008 the concert and opera singer Cornelius Hauptmann initiated the charitable "The Lieder project" to further singing with children. The following year the "Wiegenlieder" (lullaby) collection...

Compact Disc

Volkslieder. Liederbuch inkl. Mitsing-CD

Mit dem 2009 initiierten Wiegenlieder-Projekt konnte Carus für das Thema Singen mit Kindern eine breite Öffentlichkeit herstellen. Viele der überlieferten deutschsprachigen Lieder haben bei...

Songbook, with Singalong-CD

German Folk Songs, Vol. 3

The overwhelming commitment on the part of all of the artists and their enthusiasm for the folk songs brought such an abundance of first-class material to the project so that a third CD could be...

Compact Disc

German Folk songs, vol. 1

In 2008 the concert and opera singer Cornelius Hauptmann initiated the charitable "The Lieder project" to further singing with children. The following year the "Wiegenlieder" (lullaby) collection...

Compact Disc

Volkslieder - Klavierband

Im Klavierband finden sich sämtliche Lieder aus dem Volkslieder-Buch in einer Fassung für Singstimme und Klavier. Mit Arrangements aus vier Jahrhunderten spiegelt der Band die stilistische...

volume for voice + piano