Newsletter January 2018
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ANNIVERSARIES OF COMPOSERS 2018
Charles Gounod (1818-1893)
We celebrate the 200th anniversary of Charles Gounod's birth in 2018! If we take stock of the French Romantic composer's sacred choral works, it is the tremendous variety of his output which impresses. The latest work by Gounod published by Carus is the popular Messe solennelle de sainte Cécile . In his mass Gounod combines sublime simplicity with operatic-dramatic elements and a colorful, effective orchestration.
Critical edition in proven Carus quality.
ANNIVERSARIES OF COMPOSERS 2018
Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868)
Although first and foremost considered an opera composer, the Italian Gioachino Rossini produced an extensive range of piano and chamber music as well as sacred and secular vocal music. The latter is an integral part of the Carus publishing program. Wellknown are the Stabat Mater and the Petite Messe solennelle.
Both works are also available in carus music, the choir app, and the Petite Messe solennelle is also available as a Vocal score XL in reader-friendly large print and in the practice CD series Carus Choir Coach.
MUSIC FOR ORGAN
Widor: Symphonie No. II pour orgue
The series A makes a representative selection of the great symphonic organ works of Widor available for the first time in modern Urtext edition. Newly released this month is the second Organ Symphony.
Great organ works
NEW: Symphonie II op. 13 no. 2
Symphonie IV op. 13 no. 4 available
Symphonie V op. 42 no. 1 in preparation Symphonie VI op. 42 no. 2 available
Symphonie Romane op. 73 in preparation
Subscription offer for Series A: 20% discount off the retail price
We are delighted to present our new publications for spring 2018 to you.
Let yourself be inspired by browsing through our new editions of symphonic choral works, music for organ or music for church services.
Download the program preview (PDF) >> here .
This month we are presenting several new publications of contemporary choral music, in particular several unaccompanied works by Vytautas Miškinis, as well as Harmonie du soir, the second song from Cinq Poèmes de Baudelaire by Claude Debussy arranged for choir by Clytus Gottwald.
Bobbi Fischer: Missa latina
Bobbi Fischer's Missa latina is a colorful and highly spirited work. It is now available in a recording with the festival choir C.H.O.I.R. and Academy Collective 21, an ensemble which includes the composer himself, conducted by Klaus Brecht. The music for Missa latina is of course available from us, together with the complete performance material.
Mozart: Mass in C major K. 317
Mozart's Mass in C major K. 317, erroneously dubbed the “Coronation Mass,” is among the most popular and most often performed works in this genre. The complete performance material is available on sale, included the new Vocal score XL in large print.
With Vocal scores XL we are offering important choral works in reader-friendly large print. Vocal scores XL will help all choral singers who soon find reading small-sized notes and text tiring, and will contribute to relaxed singing.
Launch of the Complete Edition in Leipzig
A full house for Bach: many of those involved in the Bach vocal Complete Edition project were present at the launch in the Bach Archive Leipzig on 9.12.2017. And so an "incredible project" is complete! Now all the motets, masses, Passions and oratorios, and a good 200 sacred cantatas by J.S. Bach, the famous Kantor of St. Thomas's, are available in modern Urtext editions, together with performance material for choir and orchestra.
Congratulations! The CD LUTHER Collage by Calmus Ensemble has been listed by The New York Times as one of "The 25 Best Classical Music Recordings of 2017".
Calmus has assembled collages out of the diverse Luther hymns. These chorale motets lead from the Middle Ages via the Renaissance and the Romantic period into the Modern age and illuminate the hymns from the most diverse viewpoints.
Rheinberger: Cantus Missae op. 109
Amongst Rheinberger's 14 mass settings, the Mass in E flat major op. 109 ( Cantus Missae ) composed in 1878 undoubtedly holds a special position. This mass must, in the opinion of Tristan Meister, count as one of the most important church music compositions of the Romantic period and is worthy of a place in the repertoire of every ambitious choir.