Great Christmas works

Carus-Verlag offers an extensive range of choral scores for Advent and Christmas time. Our practical Urtext editions of the major standard works such as the Christmas Oratorio by J. S. Bach are complemented by our practice aids carus music and Carus Choir Coach as well as Vocal scores XL in reader-friendly large print.

You can find the complete range of works for Advent and Christmas time in our current Christmas catalog.

 

Our recommendations: Urtext editions

 

J. S. Bach: Christmas Oratorio, Parts I-III

With the edition of the Christmas Oratorio within the framework of the Stuttgart Bach Editions, Carus presents a scholarly edition for practical performance. The basis for this publication are...

Camille Saint-Saëns: Oratorio de Noël

In 1860 Camille Saint-Saëns composed his Oratorio de Noël for five vocal soloists, mixed choir, strings, organ and harp. The work, sung in Latin, is based on texts from the Old and New...

Schütz: Christmas History

In addition to Bach’s Christmas Oratorio (CV 31.248), Schütz’s “Historia der freudenreichen Geburt Jesu Christi,” another favorite Christmas work, is available in a critical edition...

Hugo Distler: The Christmas Story

In its touching tenderness, the Christmas Story op. 10 by Hugo Distler is one of the most beautiful temptations for any a cappella ensemble at Advent or Christmas time. With its scoring for...

Our recommendations: choral collections

 

Chorbuch Advent

In der Nachfolge des inzwischen zum Klassiker gewordenen Freiburger Chorbuch s entstand das für die vorweihnachtliche Zeit konzipierte Chorbuch Advent . Das Chorbuch orientiert sich an der...

Calmus Christmas Carols

Calmus Christmas Carols is an anthology of thirteen challenging, mostly five-part settings (SSATB) for choirs and ensembles. In the production of its successful CD Calmus Christmas Carols...

Our recommendations: Music for children

 

Michael Herrmann: Die Freude dieser Zeit

Alter: 4 – 12 Jahre Dauer: 20 min Lieder: 5, 1 Instrumentalstück Besetzung: Chor: 1stg (auch Soli) Instrumente: Flöte, Bass-Gitarre, Klavier Inhalt Malchus ist der Sohn vom Wirt des...

Peter Schindler: Weihnachten fällt aus!

Alter: 7–14 Jahre Dauer: 60 min Lieder: 11, 4 Instrumentalstücke Besetzung: Chor 1–2stg Soli: 7  Sprechtextrollen: 22 Sprecher: –  Gemeinde/Publikum: nein  Instrumente:...

Peter Schindler: Großer Stern, was nun?

Alter: 6–10 Jahre Dauer: 12 min Lieder: 6 Besetzung: Chor: 1–3stg, zweite und dritte Gesangsstimme ad lib. Soli: 1 Sprechtextrollen: – Sprecher: – Gemeinde/Publikum: nein...

Rainer Bohm: O je, Bethlehem

Alter: 6–12 Jahre Dauer: 30 min Lieder: 14 Besetzung: - Chor: 1stg - Soli: 7 - Sprechtextrollen: 24 - Sprecher: – - Gemeinde/Publikum: ja - Instrumente: Tasteninstrument (Klavier oder...

Wolfgang König: Immanuel - Immanuel

Alter: 6–16 Jahre Dauer: 120 min Lieder: 17 Besetzung: Chor: 4stg Soli: 9 Sprechtextrollen: 9 Sprecher: 1 Instrumente: Sopransaxophon und Altsaxophon (1 Sp), Keyboard, Klavier,...

Our recommendations: choral music from England

 

John Rutter: Mass of the Children

For soprano and baritone soloists, children's choir, adult choir, and orchestra or chamber ensemble. The text is that of a standard Latin Missa brevis , to which several relevant English...

John Rutter: 100 Carols for Choirs

The set contains 74 of the most popular christmas songs and church hymns from Carols for Choirs , vol. 1, 2 and 3  plus 26 pieces new to the series. The volume contains both accompanied and...

John Rutter: Christmas Lullaby

Christmas Lullaby was commissioned in 1989 by the Bach Choir in celebration of the seventieth birthday of its conductor, Sir David Willcocks. The haunting melody of the verses and the reflective...

John Rutter: The Colors of Christmas

Full score for John Rutter's tender Christmas song. With a simple, appealing melody and a flowing accompaniment, The Colors of Christmas evokes a touching sense of longing for the joys of...