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.


Best edition 2019

Best edition 2019

Two publications from Carus has been awarded

We are really thrilled about this! Not one, but two new publications from Carus will be awarded the Best Edition Prize 2019 by the German Music Publishers’ Association at the Frankfurt Music Fair: the choral collection French Choral Music and the children’s musical Die drei ???® Kids: Musikdiebe. Many congratulations to Denis Rouger, the editor of the choral collection, and to the two authors of Music Thieves, Peter Schindler and Boris Pfeiffer! 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

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

CD-Label

CD-Label

Frieder Bernius and the Missa solemnis

You can get closer to Frieder Bernius, the Kammerchor Stuttgart, the musicians, and the soloists in our new film than you can in a concert! Frieder Bernius offers insights into his recording of the Missa solemnis. Simply magnificent and completely captivating! Many thanks! The new CD is now available. 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

Heinrich Schütz: Anima mea liquefacta est / Adiuro vos, filiae Hierusalem SWV 263–264

"What superb music! You think you will hardly be able to bear the tension!" Ever since he heard these two companion pieces for two tenors, two cornetts, and continuo over 30 years ago, they have fascinated him as few other compositions amongst Heinrich Schütz’s amazing output. In our favorite work of the month April you'll find out the reasons, why "this music still gets right under his skin". More

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

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
  • 2019-06-07
    07.06.–12.06.2019, Marktoberdorf, MODEON >> More information  ... More
  • 2019-06-29
    29.06.2019, Nürnberg Schütz: Psalmen Davids Conclusion of the Schütz Complete Recording... 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

Psalms. Choral Collection for mixed voices

The Choral Collection Psalms contains over 50 settings for mixed unaccompanied choir from six centuries. It is a true treasure-trove of compositions in various styles and levels of difficulty:...