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: Gib unsern Fürsten SWV 373

For our colleague Iris Pfeiffer the five-part motet "Gib unsern Fürsten" SWV 373 (as secunda pars combined with the motet Verleih uns Frieden genädiglich SWV 372) by Heinrich Schütz became a true favourite. It comes from the Geistliche Chor-Music, which Schütz published in the year of peace in 1648. 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

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

Beethoven vocal

Beethoven vocal

Kyrie based on the Kyrie of the so-called "Moonlight Sonata"

A sacrilege or a stroke of genius? The composer Gottlob Benedict Bierey orchestrated the first movement of the famous "Moonlight Sonata" by Beethoven and added a four-part choral movement to it, which he underlaid with the text of the Kyrie from the Latin mass. The result is as astounding as it is harmonious! What would Beethoven have said about that? Get a first impression of Bierey's composition and watch our short film about this very special arrangement! 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 Puccini’s popular Messa di Gloria (Messa a 4 voci) in carus music, the choir app at the special price of just 4.99 Euros until 31.10.2019! Those who prefer practicing with CD can also do this with the new Carus Choir Coach for this work. Of course the full score of the Mass plus the complete performance material is available from us. More

Preview

Preview

Autumn 2019

Following the release in the early summer of the hugely well-received Choral Collection Beethoven, we complete our publication of Beethoven’s key works for chorus and orchestra this autumn with the Choral Fantasia and a box set of study scores. In the Singing with Children category, we have a new volume in the successful series chorissimo! MOVIE with hits from the James Bond films arranged for four-part mixed choir in the starting blocks. Let yourself be inspired by our new publications bulletin. 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

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

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

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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...