Newsletter November 2017
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Messe solennelle de sainte Cécile
For the Gounod anniversary 2018 we present the Urtext edition of his Messe solennelle de sainte Cécile. The work, which was written in 1855 in honor of the patron saint of church music, soon became well-known beyond the borders of France and acquired a popularity like almost no other sacred composition. In the Messe de sainte Cécile, Gounod combines sublime simplicity with operatic-dramatic elements and a colorful, effective orchestration. First critical edition after the partially preserved autograph.
NEW THIS MONTH
Loreley. Folk songs for choir
As well as the conductor's volume with CD, the Choral collection (edition chor ) is now available.
The Choral collection contains:
- 77 German folk songs, 40 of these arrangements newly composed
- in three or four parts, all with just one male voice part
- a cappella movements or with ingenious piano accompaniments
- styles range from baroque to pop and jazz ?
- 166 songs from all periods in settings for voice and piano
- melodious arrangements from easy to medium level of difficulty
- all the verses of the text included
Messe à quatre voix
Carus-Verlag is now publishing this early work by Camille Saint-Saëns in a critical new edition. Saint-Saëns combined its Gregorian style in a convincing manner with contemporary elements of Romantic composition, an expressive chromaticism, which determines the harmonic progression.
Schelle: Four choral movements for Christmas
These extra movements in C major published here for the first time, and attributed to Johann Schelle, can be performed either together with a Magnificat setting in a suitable key (e.g. by Kuhnau, Telemann) or independently.
Three new works
We are constantly expanding our repertoire in carus music, the choir app. This month there are three new works: Handel's Alexander's Feast, Dvorák's Mass in D major (organ version) and Mendelssohn's Magnificat in D major. With carus music, the choir app, you can follow the music while listening to a top-class recording on your smartphone or tablet, and easily practice your own choral part with the help of a coach.
Verdi, Mendelssohn and Schubert
With Vocal scores XL we are offering important choral works in reader-friendly large print. Enjoy the clear-to-read music text and high-quality presentation of Carus vocal scores in larger print!
CDs for Christmas
Two new recordings conducted by Hans-Christoph Rademann are released this month: Bach's Christmas Oratorio by the Gaechinger Cantorey and Schütz's Schwanengesang by the Dresdner Kammerchor.
Two other Christmas CDs are also released. So the festive season can begin!
Mocnik: Missa Sancti Francisci Assisiensis
Choosing a favorite piece naturally presents an exciting challenge for any music lover interested in different genres. This Mass setting fascinated Lorenz Adamer from the first time he heard it, particularly because of Mocnik's individual approach, his fine motivic writing, and the intricacy of the work...