A compact multi-themed choral collection for unaccompanied mixed chorus with wonderful settings of German and other folk songs – in the best sense, a “best of” current song arrangements! With 35 contemporary song arrangements, the choral collection offers the right song for many occasions: for concerts, weddings, and other celebrations, for Christmas time, or even for ending a choir rehearsal with a nocturne. The focus of the collection lies in folk songs, love songs, nocturnes, and Christmas carols.
All the song arrangements were composed in the last fifteen years, and were mainly commissioned for Carus choral collections published as part of the LIEDERPROJEKT – a charity project supporting singing with children. The works of around 30 highly experienced arrangers are brought together in the volume, including Matthias E. Becker, Ludwig Böhme, Wolfram Buchenberg, Thomas Gabriel, Gunther Martin Göttsche, John Høybye, Veit Hübner, Burkhard Kinzler, Giacomo Mezzalira, Vytautas Miškinis, Vic Nees, Peter Schindler, Robert Sund, Christoph Schönherr, Józef Świder and Alan Wilson. Their arrangements reﬂect the variety of styles – from contemporary arrangements in classic harmonisations to pieces from jazz, pop, folk, and dance music – with which today’s composers can breathe new life into traditional melodies and texts.
The song repertoire is also distinguished by its wide variety: “classics” of the German folk song and Christmas carol repertoire (Kein schöner Land, Leise rieselt der Schnee, etc.) are included in the choral collection as well as songs of other countries (La vie en rose, Twinkle, twinkle, little star, etc.) All the arrangements are of easy to medium difﬁculty, so making this new music, with its wide range of styles, accessible to as many choirs as possible.
Audio samples of most of the arrangements are available at www.carus-verlag.com/2210 to get to know the works. Complete recordings are available as a separate digital album under the title “LIEDER – folksongs for choir” on all the popular music platforms.
English translations of the texts (non singable) are available for download at:
In short, a beautiful-sounding musical treasure trove of outstanding song settings for all sorts of occasions – at an attractive bargain price!
- 35 song arrangements for unaccompanied mixed choir
- by leading choral composers
- well-known tunes in contemporary, fresh styles
- for concerts, Christmas, weddings and other celebrations, for the end of rehearsals, or as an encore
- recordings available as a digital album
- attractive price
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