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.


Favorite Works

Favorite Works

Schütz: Ich bin ein rechter Weinstock SWV 389

The motet “Ich bin ein rechter Weinstock” from Geistliche Chor-Music 1648 is one of the most beautiful compositions by Heinrich Schütz. Hans-Christoph sang this composition with the Dresdner Kreuzchor as a ten-year-old boy. In our favorite work of June you’ll find out the reason why this composition touches him deeply every time. More

Choral collection

Choral collection

Now available!

Order our Beethoven Choral Collection today for € 27,90 and benefit from the attractive subscription price. 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! More

CD-Label

CD-Label

Frieder Bernius and the Missa solemnis

You can get closer to Frieder Bernius, the Kammerchor Stuttgart, the musicians, and the soloists in our new film than you can in a concert! Frieder Bernius offers insights into his recording of the Missa solemnis. Simply magnificent and completely captivating! Many thanks! The new CD is now available. More

carus plus

carus plus

Beethoven special offer

Well-prepared for the major Beethoven anniversary year! This month we are offering the three major works Missa solemnis, Mass in C major and the Finale of the 9th Symphony in the practice CD series Carus Choir Coach at a reduced price. The offer is valid until 30.6.2019. More

Organ music

Organ music

Sensational first editions

A truly exciting find: organ music by Giacomo Puccini – almost completely forgotten until recently. Only in the recent past have around 60 manuscripts of organ compositions by Puccini been rediscovered, most recently at Torre del Lago, Puccini’s home. Now these spectacular discoveries are available to the public in scholarly editions! The volume of works for organ in the Puccini ‘Edizione Nazionale’ has just been published by Carus, and will be presented to the public by the editors on Sunday in the Teatro Municipale Valli in Reggio Emilia, Italy. More

Publishing program

Publishing program

A real treasure

Reliable, practical, and economical – Carus’s carefully-edited vocal scores have proved their worth in choral performance. We now have over 750 vocal scores for choral works in all genres in our programme perfectly suitable for study, rehearsal and concert. Enjoy browsing through our new catalog online! More

Best edition 2019

Best edition 2019

Two publications from Carus has been awarded

We are really thrilled about this! Not one, but two new publications from Carus will be awarded the Best Edition Prize 2019 by the German Music Publishers’ Association at the Frankfurt Music Fair: the choral collection French Choral Music and the children’s musical Die drei ???® Kids: Musikdiebe. Many congratulations to Denis Rouger, the editor of the choral collection, and to the two authors of Music Thieves, Peter Schindler and Boris Pfeiffer! More

Hot of Press

Hot of Press

CARUS Magazine 1/2019

The new CARUS Magazine is here! In the current edition you can gain an insight into our new publications and many other interesting topics. Learn more about the history of gospels and spirituals, discover attractive choral repertoire by Beethoven, read about the living tradition of the folk songs of the British Isles, listen in to the wonderful world of romantic choral songs, and guess at a composition by Mendelssohn – we invite you to enter our competition! More

Choral collection

Choral collection

chorissimo green for singing with primary school kids

„... For all who sing with children from 6 to 12 years, a new "must"." – says the Neue Musikzeitung in their February issue. A big thank you for this praise. Here you can get your own impression of the book for singing with primary school kids, which completes the successful chorissimo! series! More

Award

Award

Diapason d'Or

The Diapason d’Or goes in March 2019 to the Kammerchor Stuttgart conducted by Frieder Bernius for its CD recording of the Missa Sancti Josephi by Jan Dismas Zelenka. The recording, made by Frieder Bernius in the anniversary year of the ensemble he founded in 1968, once again documents the exceptional status of this choir. Congratulations! More

Choral Collection Beethoven

Choral Collection Beethoven

Film with the editor Jan Schumacher

For the major Beethoven anniversary in 2020 Carus has a very special highlight in store: the Beethoven Choral Collection for mixed voice choir. A new film with the editor Jan Schumacher gives a first insight into this unique collection. Besides almost completely unknown unaccompanied works, you will also find piano versions from the choral-symphonic repertoire in the anthology. There are particularly attractive arrangements of Beethoven’s (mainly instrumental) music from three centuries. The Choral Collection can be pre-ordered straight away at an attractive subscription price. More

Upcoming events

  • 2019-02-17
    17.02.2019, Bach-Symposium, Jerusalem, Israel The Music of Johann Sebastian Bach: New... More
  • 2019-06-29
    29.06.2019, Nürnberg Schütz: Psalmen Davids Conclusion of the Schütz Complete Recording... More
  • 2019-08-01
    01.–09.08.2019, Vaison-la Romaine, France Workshop with Jan Schumacher: "Inspirations pour... More

full score

Georg Friedrich Händel: Judas Maccabaeus

First critical edition. The oratorio Judas Maccabaeus is one of George Frideric Handel’s most popular choral works. It was performed over fifty times during the composer’s lifetime and was...

choral collection, conductor's score, with CD

Choral Collection Beethoven

The anniversary edition for all choirs! With their extensive forces and complex parts, the performance of Beethoven's choral-symphonic works is hugely demanding for many choirs. For the...