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Carus-Verlag GmbH & Co. KG

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About us

Carus-Verlag was founded in 1972 with the aim of publishing editions of previously unpublished works of sacred choral music, works out of print or works in older editions which did not conform to the standards of modern editorial practice. In pursuing its goal of continually expanding the repertoire available to choirs, Carus has become a leading publisher of sacred music worldwide. The catalog contains more than 25.000 editions.

Carus – Urtext

The aim of Carus Urtext editions is to provide a reliable music text, cleansed of the additions of later centuries. The editions are developed according to current musicological standards, taking into account all of the known sources, with the objective of most closely realizing the composer’s intention. The foreword offers performers important information concerning the work and its genesis as well as suggestions for performance.

Products and services

  • Samples of Carus Urtext sheet music editions of all
    important European composers (JS Bach, Mozart,
    Haydn, Beethoven, Schubert, Mendelssohn and
  • Carus offers Urtext sheet music editions for
    both music libraries and music performances (full
    scores, vocal scores, orchestra parts)
  • Samples of CD
    recordings with fine classical music
  • Songbooks with
    German and International songs (Lullabies of the
  • For musician: Browse through our program
    and the highlights of Carus sheet music editions
  • For trading partners: Take the chance to discuss business
    models of distributing Carus sheet music editions to your customers
Carus Bach vocal Urtext series

Carus Bach vocal Urtext series

Since its founding the editions of the music of Johann Sebastian Bach have played an important role at Carus. With the Bach vocal project the publication of Bach’s sacred music will be completed by the anniversary of the Reformation in 2017.

Complete Editions of European composers

Complete Editions of European composers

One very important area is the supervision of historicalcritical complete editions; these are developed in collaboration with renowned edition institutes such as the Bach-Archiv Leipzig, the Max-Reger-Institut, the
Heinrich-Schütz Archiv Dresden and the Centro Studi Giacomo Puccini in Lucca. Among others, the complete edition of works by Josef Gabriel
Rheinberger has contributed significantly to the fact that his music can now be heard again around the world today.

Vocal scores

Vocal scores

Carus editions are distinguished by the excellent quality of their music engraving, as well as by their attractive presentation. Over 600 vocal scores for works in all genres are available in reliable editions based on Urtext, including playable keyboard accompaniments and indications of instrumentation. Thanks to their clear layout, their precise printing and
practical binding, the Carus vocal scores are recognized worldwide as leading editions of sacred choral repertoire.

News & Innovations

Johann Sebastian BachThe Sacred Vocal Works Complete Edition in 23 volumes 

Complete sacred vocal works published by Carus at the conclusion of the Bach vocal editorial project in a high-quality complete edition For study and performance: the authoritative Urtext of the Stuttgart Bach Edition Individual volumes edited by internationally-recognized Bach experts ...| » Further reading 

carus plus Practice aids for choir singers 

Practicing within the context of the complete choral and orchestral texture provides a particular motivation for choral singers. Innovative practice aids from Carus, available as CD (Carus Choir Coach) or app (carus music), offer ideal support and help choral singers to quickly learn new reperto...| » Further reading 


Carus-Verlag GmbH & Co. KG
Sielminger Str. 51
70771 Leinfelden-Echterdingen

Phone: +49 711 7973300

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Phone: +49 711 79733013

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