Choral music

The main focus of Bärenreiter's multi-faceted catalogue of choral music lies on high-quality Urtext editions of sacred and secular vocal music ranging from Monteverdi and Schütz via Bach, Handel, Haydn, Mozart, Verdi and Fauré all the way to Frank Martin. Valuable additions include works by contemporary composers such as Ernst Krenek, Beat Furrer and Manfred Trojahn.

Our scholarly-critical Urtext editions present musical texts at the cutting edge of scholarship while providing detailed information on the genesis of the works concerned, a description of all available sources, and suggestions regarding performance practice. The editors also shed light on their editorial decisions in a critical commentary.

Our catalogue also includes arrangements for various types of chorus. For example, major vocal works by Mozart, Pergolesi and Vivaldi have been arranged for women's chorus. Our Chor & Orgel (Chorus and Organ) series makes it possible to perform key works of sacred vocal music with smaller forces.

Our choral books offer a varied selection of pieces for mixed chorus (three to four voices), women's chorus or men's chorus for use on a wide range of occasions.