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.


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

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

Beethoven

Beethoven

Welcome to the Beethoven anniversary year!

Our Beethoven vocal project has reached a successful conclusion. You can now receive all the major Beethoven choral works in modern Urtext editions from Carus, complete with performance material. The works are now also available in a handy box set of study scores. More

Favorite Works

Favorite Works

Handel: Alexander's Feast

The favorite piece of Reiner Leister comes from Handel’s Alexander’s Feast with which Handel opened his oratorio season on 19 February 1736 at the Covent Garden Theatre, London. For Reiner Leister, it is here that the power and the emotional force of the music is absolutely clear and unambiguous. 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

Hot of Press

Hot of Press

CARUS Magazine 2/2019

Our new CARUS magazine is mainly devoted to the major LIEDERPROJEKT anniversary. But you might also be interested in other exciting topics: how gregarious and humorous was Johann Sebastian Bach? What led Felix Mendelssohn to set Goethe’s ballad "Die erste Walpurgisnacht" (The First Walpurgis Night)? And which fantastic stories can be discovered in our new musicals for children? Read our magazine online! 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

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

carus plus

carus plus

Special price

You can download the Finale of Beethovens 9th Symphony in carus music, the choir app, and as CD in the series Carus Choir Coach at a special price until 31.01.2020! Of course the full score plus the complete performance material is available from us. 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

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

  • 2020-04-01
    01.04.–04.04.2020, Frankfurt, Germany >> More Information    More
  • 2020-05-20
    20.05.–24.05.2020, Basel, Switzerland >> More Information    More
  • 2020-07-06
    06.07.–10.07.2020, Atlanta, USA >> More Information    More

choral collection

Lieder. Choral collection for mixed voices

A compact multi-themed choral collection for unaccompanied mixed chorus with wonderful settings of German and other folk songs – in the best sense, a “best of” current song arrangements!...

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...