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.


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

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 Surprise Boxes

CD Surprise Boxes

4 CDs for 9.99 Euros

Be surprised by what’s in these! Five thematically varied CD surprise boxes (Christmas, Baroque, Romantic, Oratorios, and Masses) each contain four outstanding CDs from the Carus label at the unbeatable bargain price of only 9.99 Euros. 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

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

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 31.10.2019! Of course the full score of the Mass plus the complete performance material is available from us. More

Beethoven

Beethoven

New Beethoven box set

As well as study scores of the two masses, the box set contains Urtext scores of Beethoven’s only oratorio Christus am Ölberge (The Mount of Olives), together with three secular works with orchestral accompaniment (the Choral Fantasy, Meeres Stille und Glückliche Fahrt (Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage), and Elegischer Gesang (Elegiac Song). As a bonus volume and a real rarity, the Kyrie based on the Adagio from the “Moonlight Sonata” for choir and orchestra (arr. Bierey) is also included. More

Favorite Works

Favorite Works

Anniversary edition “Die schönsten Lieder” (The most beautiful songs)

Nadine Kristen, graphic designer at Carus-Verlag, on our anniversary song book: "I hold a successful song book in my hands which contains something for everyone and invites you to make music. A well-deserved favorite!" Many of the 166 songs give Nadine Kristen a child-like joy and positive memories of singing. The wonderfully colorful illustrations by Frank Walka also captivate her. 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

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

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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...