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.


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Charpentier: Te Deum

In 1953, with timpani and trumpets à la Marseillaise, a French piece of music once again captured public attention (“Eurovision Hymn”) and a composer was rediscovered: the first recording of Marc-Antoine Charpentier’s Te Deum H 146 was released. More

Organ music

Organ music

Sensation: published for the first time

It has only recently become known that in his youth, Giacomo Puccini composed a large number of organ works, which are mainly very short. A selection of twelve pieces from this repertoire is published here for the first time. This invites the discovery of a previously-unknown facet in the work of this composer, known above all for his operas. 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

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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

The most beautiful songs

The first thing which struck Susanne Keck was the unusual, large, square format of the song book Die schönsten Lieder (The most beautiful songs). Followed by the colorful cover with the cuckoo and the donkey – that was one of her favorite songs in her childhood! Of course she wanted to explore further! 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

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...

full score

Marc-Antoine Charpentier: Te Deum

In 1953, with timpani and trumpets à la Marseillaise , a French piece of music once again captured public attention (“Eurovision Hymn”) and a composer was rediscovered: the first recording...

full score

Georg Friedrich Händel: Judas Maccabaeus

First critical edition. The oratorio Judas Maccabaeus is one of George Frideric Handel’s most popular choral works. It was performed over fifty times during the composer’s lifetime and was...