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

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

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

Loreley choral collection

Mendelssohn's Wedding March combined with the Birds' Wedding? When we played this audio sample from the accompanying CD to the new Loreley choral collection in a workshop given by the editor Volker Hempfling at chor.com in Dortmund earlier this year, some people in the audience could hardly suppress their smiles. By this point at the latest, two things were clear to all the participants: namely, that folk songs are not in the slightest bit boring, and that three-part settings with just one male voice part can sound just as good as their four-part equivalents. More

Carus Choir Coach

Carus Choir Coach

Mendelssohn: Elias

Characterized by gripping drama and at the same time by an intimacy of trust in God, something which was no longer a matter of course even in Mendelssohn's lifetime, the oratorio "Elias" offers a wealth of musical means of expression. Now available in the practice CD series Carus Choir Coach. 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

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

  • 2018-04-11
    11. – 14.04.2018, Frankfurt, Germany   >> More information... More
  • 2018-09-26
    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 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...