Carus releases new scores of Bruckner's Choral Music
The first volume (available now!) is devoted to his sacred music:
Great art in small forms – Bruckner's smaller sacred works reveal a more personal side to the master symphonist and creator of large-scale orchestral masses. Throughout his life, Bruckner’s deep faith and dedication to the Catholic liturgy inspired him to write church music in smaller forms suitable for performance at Sunday services or in sacred concerts. The long phrases and shimmering sounds of Locus iste, the chromatic modulations and thrilling climaxes in Christus factus est (1884) and in Virga Jesse (1885), or the use of church modes in almost all the motets present a range of fascinating challenges to any choir.
In addition to the well-known motets, the choral collection includes smaller sacred works such as short mass settings (a cappella or with organ) and simple liturgical songs and hymns, some with organ or occasionally with trombones. In addition, the volume presents two somewhat longer works from Bruckner’s youth: a Magnificat and a setting of Psalm 23, both with piano accompaniment.
The Choral Collection Bruckner. Sacred Choral Music is an expanded new edition of the successful choral collection Anton Bruckner für Gottesdienst und Konzert (Sacred works for worship and concert, Carus 2.065).
Several indexes supplement the musical scores in the editionCHORLEITUNG with information on the works and their liturgical usability. An affordable volume (editionCHOR) is also available for purchase, as well as separate editions in print and digital form.
New expanded volume featuring 39 sacred choral works at all levels of difficulty
For use both in worship and in concert
Affordable editionCHOR volume as well as separate editions available in print and digitally
Introductory price valid until 30.06.2023, then 28.00 EUR (editionCHORLEITUNG) and 15.00 EUR (editionCHOR, minimum order: 20 copies)
The second volume (avaiilable in May) contains arrangements of his secular music:
At times Romantic, at other times with a jazzy touch, the Choral collection Bruckner. Secular choral music is full of exciting discoveries and new arrangements at various levels of difficulty. Anton Bruckner’s secular choral music is often overshadowed by his great symphonies and sacred choral works – unfairly, as choral experts Simon Halsey and Jan Schumacher prove with their small but fine selection of choral music inspired by secular texts. Bruckner left only a few movements for mixed choir; instead, his music for male voices constitutes a far larger body of work. For this collection, renowned arrangers from Germany, England, Denmark, and Italy have specially reworked the most beautiful of these choral movements for SATB, enabling this great repertoire to be performed by mixed choirs. Two original SATB compositions are also included. Furthermore, the choral collection features arrangements of songs originally written for solo voice and piano with texts by such poets as Heinrich Heine and Emanuel Geibel. Another highlight is an arrangement of the Adagio from Bruckner’s String Quintet WAB 112, which Heribert Breuer has created for choir to a text by Georg Trakl.
ca. 16 SATB settings, several with keyboard accompaniment
Selected by Simon Halsey and Jan Schumacher
Modern SATB arrangements of male-voice works and solo songs, as well as original compositions
Affordable complete volume (editionCHOR) as well as separate editions available in print and digitally
Introductory price valid until 31.10.2023, then 27.00 EUR (editionCHORLEITUNG) and 15.00 EUR (editionCHOR, minimum order: 20 copies)