Newsletter March 2017

Dear readers ,

Celebrate the 450th anniversary of the birth of the great Monteverdi this year. Discover Monteverdi's multi-faceted output in new Urtext editions from Carus! In 1641 Monteverdi published a first (and only) collection of his Venetian church music: the Selva morale et spirituale, which is now available in inexpensive separate editions.

We are on the home stretch in the Bach vocal series: We will be publishing the complete edition of Bach's sacred vocal music this year. This month we will be supplementing the series with two new cantatas, including among others the first Leipzig version of the Reformation cantata Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott (A mighty fortress is our God) BWV 80b.

Last but not least: Because success stories about new innovative apps have become rare lately, we are all the more pleased that our carus music choral app has been so successful. We are now presenting the first complete revision of the app - with several important new features and simplifications.

Have fun discovering and practicing!

With best wishes, Carus-Verlag





Monteverdi: Selva morale et spirituale

In 1641 Monteverdi published a first (and only) collection of his Venetian church music: the Selva morale et spirituale. Now, all works of the three volumes of the Selva are available at Carus as separate editions with performance material.

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Vespers 1610

The new critical edition of Monteverdis Vespers 1610 is based on all surviving copies of the print from 1610. The performance material included in the edition enables Monteverdi's Vespers to be performed using the maximum scoring, but the work may also be performed with a smaller ensemble. Now the work is also available in the practice CD series Carus Choir Coach . For every vocal range four CDs containing each choir part are available. h.

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Der kleine Prinz


carus music 2.0 - now even better

Great news for choristers: Through the new update, our carus music 2.0 library features an entirely new design that is not only beautiful but is also more informative and functional:

  • Relevant information for more than 50 standard works of choral music is directly available in the library.
  • Much desired: the search function per composers, titles and keywords
  • Your chosen vocal range is stored.
  • Our FAQ can now be found right in the app.
The musical contents of the app are constantly being improved as well: based on the experience of over 50 editions produced for the app as well as your feedback, we have revised the first published choral works. A U.S. patent was issued for carus music a few days ago for the technical implementation of the app's innovative features.
You do not know the carus music choir app yet? Learn more about it here!






Bach vocalBACH VOCAL

Two new cantatas

We are once again able to add two new cantatas to the Bach vocal series this month: The Reformation cantata Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott (A mighty fortress is our God) BWV 80b (first Leipzig version) and the New Year's cantata Schau lieber Gott, wie meine Feind (See, dearest God, the many foes) BWV 153.

With the Bach vocal project we will complete the edition of the sacred vocal works of Bach by the anniversary of the Reformation in 2017.

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Daniel Elder

Since the release of his first two compositions, works by the young American Daniel Elder have won many prizes. Elder has set an erotic and sensuous text from the Song of Songs in I sat down under his shadow for four-part choir (without divisi). The well-known text “Verbum caro factum est” from the first chapter of St John's Gospel is the basis for the short, but exceptionally atmospheric and expressive composition Verbum caro factum est.

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Schütz, Boccherini und Mayr

One could wish for no better performer of Boccherini's Stabat Mater than the incomparable Dorothee Mields; she is accompanied by the Salagon Quartet augmented by double bass.


In the 15th volume of the Schütz Complete Recording, Hans-Christoph Rademann and his Dresdner Kammerchor present a selection of the unusually unadorned, transparent, folk-like compositions of the so-called Becker-Psalter.


The new recording of the Mass in C minor and the Stabat Mater of Johann Simon Mayr do justive to the music with excellent soloists: the Orpheus Vokalensemble und Concerto Köln under the baton of Florian Helgath.

› All new CDs

Mozart Missa in cMOZART: C MINOR MASS K.427

New standard

This balance distinguishes… the recording, which Frieder Bernius with Kammerchor and Hofkapelle Stuttgart ... have recorded. This C-minor Mass sets a new standard.

There can be no doubt – the Missa in C minor K. 427 by W.?A.?Mozart is a fascinating work. What has survived is a fragment, in more ways than one. Frieder Bernius is the co-editor of the sheet music edition; he and his Stuttgart Chamber Choir recorded this version on CD.

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ACDA / Frankfurt Music Fair

Dr. Johannes Graulich, CEO of Carus, and Isabelle Métrope, international sales, welcome you at the ACDA convention:

    • 8.-11th March, Minneapolis Convention Center, Hall 3,
      Booth #629
    • Workshop  (11th March, 9 am): Christmas Carols and Lullabies of the World with Brady R. Allred
    • 10th March,10.30-12.00 am: Meet at our booth the renowned conductor of Kammerchor Stuttgart, Frieder Bernius – discuss with him the new version of Mozart's C Minor Mass!
Frankurt Music Fair:
    • 5.-8th April, Frankfurt, Germany, Hall 8.0, Booth C55


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Norbert Burgmüller: Orchestral works

When asked to choose a favorite piece, at first Felix Loy felt like the famous question of what you would take with you to a desert island. When it comes down to it, there are ultimately just two works: Bach's Magnificat BWV 243 and the orchestral works of Norbert Burgmüller.