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.


Bach vocal

Bach vocal

New film

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). Trailblazers and editors now report on this large-scale project in our new film. More

Carus music

Carus music

Brahms: Liebeslieder-Walzer

The Liebeslieder Waltzes are amongst the most popular works by Johannes Brahms. At first glance some of the short movements do not seem difficult, but it is a challenge to maintain the dance-like lightness of the waltzes against the considerable vocal demands.... With carus music, the choir app, you can follow the music while listening to a top-class recording on your smartphone or tablet, and easily practice your own choral part with the help of a coach. More

Award

Award

List of the Best

Wow! Congratulations to Frieder Bernius and the Chamber Choir Stuttgart - the recent Ligeti-CD has convinced the jury of The German Record Critics' Award!" The underlying composition of the CD is a recording of the Requiem with the Kammerchor Stuttgart, recorded in early 2006, which Ligeti himself praised as being "an outstanding interpretation." 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

Johann Joseph Fux: La Grandezza della Musica Imperiale

In the course of Fux research, which had its beginnings in the mid-19th century with the catalogue of works by Ludwig von Köchel, some works were rediscovered, including orchestral compositions recorded here by the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra conducted by Gottfried von der Goltz. The favorite piece of Luise Schrumpf in this first-class recording is the Ouverture in D minor, which she cannot hear too much of... More

Carus Choir Coach

Carus Choir Coach

Rossini: Petite Messe solennelle

155 years ago Rossini started composing his second large-scale work in the sphere of church music: the Petite Messe solennelle. The typically Rossinian rhythms and capricious drama, entirely in operatic style, offer a choir the chance to show off its full range of abilities – provided it has mastered the challenges. Right on time for the Rossini anniversary 2018 we offer various practice aids for the Petite Messe solennelle, e.g. our practice CD series Carus Choir Coach. More

New catalogue

New catalogue

Organ music

Organ music is one of the major categories at Carus. The spectrum ranges from works for solo organ via chamber music with obbligato organ, to organ concertos, vocal works with concertante organ and vocal works with organ accompaniment. You will find the new releases of organ music in our organ catalogue. More

Upcoming events

  • 2018-07-02
    American Guild of Organists 02.–06.07.2018, Kansas City, Kansas... More
  • 2018-07-25
    25.07.–05.08.2018, Tallinn, Estonia     >> More information... More
  • 2018-08-24
    24.-26.08.2018, Leed, GB   >> More information  ... More

choral collection

Chorbuch Ostern

Chorbuch Ostern is the second sequel to the Freiburger Chorbuch. It has been described as “a real storehouse of good choral music for the Easter liturgy and for the 50-day period between Easter...

full score

Gioachino Rossini: Petite Messe solennelle

Next to the Stabat Mater , the Petite Messe solennelle of 1863 is Rossini’s second extensive sacred composition. Ostensibly, the work was an occasional piece, written for the dedication of a...

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...