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.


Program preview

Program preview

Spring 2018

We are delighted to present our new publications for spring 2018 to you. Let yourself be inspired by browsing through our new editions of symphonic choral works, music for organ or music for church services. More

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

Special offer St. John Passion

The St. John Passion was performed under Bach’s direction in Leipzig at least four times, but never in the same form. And not all versions survived complete, so that for each and every performance nowadays decisions need to be made. We offer practice aids for the traditional ‘mixed’ version, including in carus music, the choir app. The app version of the work is available until February 2nd 2018 at the special price of just 3.99 Euros instead of 14.99 Euros (price may vary according to country). 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

Rheinberger: Cantus Missae op. 109

Amongst Rheinberger's 14 mass settings, the Mass in E flat major op. 109 (Cantus Missae) composed in 1878 undoubtedly holds a special position. This mass must, in the opinion of Tristan Meister, count as one of the most important church music compositions of the Romantic period and is worthy of a place in the repertoire of every ambitious choir. More

Carus Choir Coach

Carus Choir Coach

Rossini: Petite Messe solennelle

New in the practice CD series Carus Choir Coach and right in time for the Rossini anniversary year 2018: On the surface, the Petite Messe solennelle is an occasional work, written for the dedication of the private chapel of a well-to-do Parisian nobleman. Rossini himself never published the work. 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. 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

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

  • 2018-04-11
    11. – 14.04.2018, Frankfurt, Germany   >> More information... More
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    26.–30.09.2018, Hannover, Germany     More
  • 2018-10-29
    29.10.–02.11.2018, Stuttgart, 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

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...