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.


Magazine

Magazine

NEW: CARUS Magazine

CARUS Magazine 2/2017, including many topics around choral music. Have a look inside! More

New CDs

New CDs

Limited special edition

The limited special edition offers over 100 of the most beautiful German and international carols: For the first time, the “Weihnachtslieder” (German Christmas Carols) as well as the “Weihnachtslieder aus aller Welt” (Christmas Carols of the World) of the prize-winning LIEDERPROJEKT are being issued together in a box set of 4 CDs. Also new available ist the CD "Choral Music for Christmas. More

Bach vocal

Bach vocal

Complete edition at special introductory price

With the Bach vocal project, we are publishing Johann Sebastian Bach's complete sacred vocal music in a high-quality complete edition at the special offer price of € 629 (valid through 30.06.2018): This up-to-date Bach Edition – over 12,500 pages of score – contains all the cantatas, oratorios, passions, motets and masses. More

Urtext

Urtext

2018 anniversaries

A reason for celebration and commemoration: we are marking the anniversaries of Charles Gounod and Gioachino Rossini in 2018! The sacred repertoire of the two Parisian composers naturally features in our publishing programme, including our new edition of Gounod’s Messe solennelle de sainte Cécile and Rossini’s Petite Messe solennelle and his Stabat Mater. (Both of these works are also available in carus music, the choir app). More

Favorite Works

Favorite Works

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. More

Carus Choir Coach

Carus Choir Coach

Bach: B Minor Mass

Bach's Mass in B minor poses one of the really great challenges of the entire choral literature. The proportion of choir participation is very high and the choral settings are among the best that Bach composed. The Carus Choir Coach offers choir singers the unique opportunity to study and learn their own, individual choral parts within the context of the sound of of the entire choir and orchestra. For every vocal range separate CDs containing each choir part are available. More

Carus Choir Coach

Carus Choir Coach

Special offer

For even more effective rehearsal preparation, until 30 November we are offering Bach’s Christmas Oratorio and Handel’s Messiah at the special price of just 12 Euros (instead of 20 Euros) for each voice part. That’s how to make practicing really fun! More

Publishing program preview

Publishing program preview

Autumn 2017

With our preview 2017 we offer you an overview of new publications for the second half of the year. As well as The most beautiful songs, the latest installment in the LIEDERPROJEKT, and the conclusion of our Bach vocal series, you can find other exciting new publications arranged by genre. More

Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik

Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik

List of the Best 3/2017

Congratulations! Frieder Bernius and the Kammerchor Stuttgart have convinced the jury of the German Record Critics’ Award with their new CD of Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy’s "Lieder im Freien zu singen". The recording appears in the current List of the Best 3/2017. Every quarter the List of the Best contains the best and most interesting new releases from the preceding three months. The evaluation criteria are artistic quality, value of repertoire, presentation, and sound quality. More

Upcoming events

  • 2017-11-23
    23.11.–25.11.2017, Bolzano, Italy     More
  • 2018-04-11
    11. – 14.04.2018, Frankfurt, Germany   >> More information... More
  • 2018-09-26
    26.–30.09.2018, Hannover, Germany     More

volume for voice + piano

The most beautiful songs. Piano volume

This extensive volume for piano contains 166 songs from all periods in settings for voice and piano. The melodious arrangements are easy to medium level of difficulty, the involvement of around 50...

Choral collection incl. CD

Loreley. Folk songs for choir

For mixed choirs with just one male voice part, the long-awaited new volume in the Loreley choral collection series is now published. 77 German folk songs have been arranged by 30 composers for...