Carus - Excellence in Choral Music

Carus is a leading publisher of sacred and secular choral music worldwide. Browse through our sheet music catalog containing ca 30,000 choral works by more than 4,000 composers and arrangers, CDs from the Carus Label, music books and digital editions such as carus music, the choir app.


Carus in the time of Covid-19s

Carus in the time of Covid-19s

We are here for you!

Despite the corona pandemic, we are continuing to work and you can contact us by e-mail, fax, letter, or on the telephone. Our Distribution Department continues to work and fulfil orders. We will respond to you as soon as possible. Stay healthy! More

Practice aids

Practice aids

Beethoven to use at home

Have your choir practices been cancelled? It is our aim to support you and your choral singers to the best of our ability at this challenging time. Right now, you can download the three major Beethoven choral works – the Finale of the 9th Symphony, the Mass in C, and the Missa solemnis – in carus music, the choir app, or purchase them in the practice CD series Carus Choir Coach, at a special reduced price (-50%). We guarantee fun practising and success! More

Psalm settings

Psalm settings

Help and comfort

At a time of great changes in which the uncertain, the unpredictable, indeed, even the unsettling can become the new normal, it is the psalms in particular which are capable of offering comfort, confidence, and hope. Stefan Schuck and Meinrad Walter consider psalm settings from both the music-historical and practical performing perspective. You can read about and hear these fine-sounding prayers in our online articles More

Passion settings

Passion settings

St. John Passion

For this CD recording, Hans-Christoph Rademann has chosen the fourth version of the Passion. Composed shortly before Bach’s death, it represents a return to the first version, augmented by larger instrumental forces. It is very close to the version of the Passion which has been mostly frequently performed since the first edition of 1830. More

5 years carus music

5 years carus music

The app for effective practicing

Reason to celebrate: carus music, the choir app, is five years old! Since 2015 we have been supporting both choral singers and choral directors with carus music, the choir app, in preparing for rehearsals effectively. Both major as well as many smaller choral works are available in the app – we now have over 100 works! More

YouTube

YouTube

Get to know new choral music

You can get to know exciting contemporary choral music from Carus-Verlag. On our Youtube channel we are now presenting a selection of wonderful compositions which we also publish in print and on CD. More

Favorite Works

Favorite Works

Beethoven for choir

The Moonlight Sonata, the Appassionata, a violin sonata for choir? Is this really necessary? Isn’t there enough original music by Beethoven already? Isn’t there something slightly disrespectful about this? Karen Priebe's background is as a pianist, and she is a professed fan of classical piano music, so she was both curious and a little sceptical when she first heard about the new Beethoven for choir CD. Naturally she first listened to the Kyrie based on the first movement of the Moonlight Sonata, and was lost in reverie from the first measures. She has found her favorite piece! More

Hot of Press

Hot of Press

CARUS Magazine 1/2020

The new CARUS magazine contains articles on exciting topics from the world of choral music. You can get to know the story behind the famous James Bond film music, now available from Carus in great choral arrangements. We also take a look at the 150th anniversary of Louis Vierne’s birth. More

Choral collection

Choral collection

The anniversary edition for all choirs

Aimed at amateur choirs in particular, the choral collection is also suitable for vocal ensembles and ambitious chamber choirs. The Collection offers an indispensable resource - well beyond the anniversary year. Available at a special introductory price! More

Music for organ

Music for organ

Vierne 2020

Celebrate the 150th birthday of composer and organist Louis Vierne with us. His life was characterized by artistic successes, but also by blows of fate in his personal life which undermined his health. The critical edition of Vierne’s works published by Carus-Verlag includes all the organ works, plus the Messe solennelle and the smaller church works More

Program preview

Program preview

Spring 2020

The oratorios The Seasons (Die Jahreszeiten) by Haydn and Belshazzar by Handel, newly-discovered Requiem settings, Schumann’s works for organ and pedal piano, and Gottwald’s choral transcriptions of Richard Strauss’s songs are just a few of the highlights of our spring publishing program. Many of the titles can now be pre-ordered! More

CD-Label

CD-Label

CALMUS - BEST OF 20 YEARS

The Calmus Ensemble is celebrating its 20th birthday. Happy birthday! We are proud to have made so many great recordings with the Ensemble - most recently the wonderful double CD "CALMUS - BEST OF 20 YEARS". More

Award

Award

OPUS KLASSIK

Reason to celebrate - the Calmus Ensemble and amarcord were awarded the OPUS KLASSIK for the Carus CD "Leipziger Disputation". Congratulations! More

Upcoming events

  • 2020-09-11
    11.09.–13.09.2020, Puteaux, France    More

package, Set with study scores

Beethoven: Works for choir and orchestra

Beethoven’s choral works in a practical study package! Urtext reflecting the latest state of musicological research As well as study scores of the two masses, the box set contains Urtext scores...

full score

Anton Bruckner: Mass in E minor

In 1866 Anton Bruckner composed his solemn Mass in E minor , which he revised extensively in 1876–1882. Composed for a performance in the open air, the work stands out among Bruckner’s Masses...

book, with CD

Johann Sebastian Bach: Matthäus-Passion

Jahr für Jahr wird die Matthäus-Passion von Johann Sebastian Bach in den Kirchen und Konzerthäusern dieser Welt aufgeführt. Dieser Band der Reihe Wort//Werk//Wirkung nähert sich dem Werk...