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.


Award

Award

Diapason d'Or

The Diapason d’Or goes in March 2019 to the Kammerchor Stuttgart conducted by Frieder Bernius for its CD recording of the Missa Sancti Josephi by Jan Dismas Zelenka. The recording, made by Frieder Bernius in the anniversary year of the ensemble he founded in 1968, once again documents the exceptional status of this choir. Congratulations! More

Choral collection

Choral collection

Invitation to subscription

Order our Beethoven Choral Collection today for € 27,90 and benefit from the attractive subscription price. The Collection will be published in May 2019 and offers an indispensable resource - well beyond the anniversary year! 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

Favorite Works

Favorite Works

Schütz: Madrigale & Hochzeitsmusiken. Complete recording, Vol. 19 (Rademann)

One of her favorite times in every CD production is the moment when Anna Bockisch receives the final CD master on her desk – what a privilege to be able to listen to the end result of a long project as the first person after the sound engineer and performers. And sometimes there are recordings which captivate you so completely that all other work priorities have to give way to a pure, euphoric listening experience. More

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

Hot of Press

Hot of Press

CARUS Magazine 1/2019

The new CARUS Magazine is here! In the current edition you can gain an insight into our new publications and many other interesting topics. Learn more about the history of gospels and spirituals, discover attractive choral repertoire by Beethoven, read about the living tradition of the folk songs of the British Isles, listen in to the wonderful world of romantic choral songs, and guess at a composition by Mendelssohn – we invite you to enter our competition! More

Choral collection

Choral collection

chorissimo green for singing with primary school kids

„... For all who sing with children from 6 to 12 years, a new "must"." – says the Neue Musikzeitung in their February issue. A big thank you for this praise. Here you can get your own impression of the book for singing with primary school kids, which completes the successful chorissimo! series! More

Choral Collection Beethoven

Choral Collection Beethoven

Film with the editor Jan Schumacher

For the major Beethoven anniversary in 2020 Carus has a very special highlight in store: the Beethoven Choral Collection for mixed voice choir. A new film with the editor Jan Schumacher gives a first insight into this unique collection. Besides almost completely unknown unaccompanied works, you will also find piano versions from the choral-symphonic repertoire in the anthology. There are particularly attractive arrangements of Beethoven’s (mainly instrumental) music from three centuries. The Choral Collection can be pre-ordered straight away at an attractive subscription price. More

Upcoming events

  • 2019-02-17
    17.02.2019, Bach-Symposium, Jerusalem, Israel The Music of Johann Sebastian Bach: New... More
  • 2019-04-02
    02.04.– 05.04.2019, Frankfurt am Main, Germany >>More information   ... More
  • 2019-06-07
    07.06.–12.06.2019, Marktoberdorf, MODEON >> More information  ... More

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...

choral collection, conductor's score, with CD

Hallelujah. Gospels and Spirituals for mixed choir

The choral collection Hallelujah. Gospels and Spirituals transports us into the fascinating world of African American folk songs. 30 gospels and spirituals have been arranged for mixed choir,...

choral collection

Chorbuch Ostern

Die 50-tägige Osterzeit ist eine einzige Festzeit, geprägt von Jubel, Freude und Dankbarkeit. In 103 Liedsätzen wird im Chorbuch Ostern den Chören Wegweisendes an die Hand gegeben, um diese...

choral collection, conductor's score, with CD

Choral Collection Folk Songs

The Folk Songs choral collection explores the musical world of Great Britain and Ireland. It contains 21 arrangements of English-language verse songs, canons, and ballads for mixed unaccompanied...