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Dr. J. Butz is a long-established specialist publisher of vocal, choral and organ music from the 17th to the 21st centuries.

We invite you to look around our website: the buttons on the top left of the page guide you through the main information about the company and its programme. Clicking on the yellow buttons under the image bar leads you to more detailed information.

We hope you enjoy browsing our catalogue, which contains more than 2,800 titles available for immediate delivery; all of the listings offer sample pages.

Our updated catalogue excerpt with 25 new editions is online!


Complete new publications 2021/II are now online!
(with score samples)

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The printed edition of our complete catalogue as well as our new catalogue excerpt are now available and will be sent to you free of charge on request.

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NEW: Carsten Klomp: "Organ Playing from the Very Beginning"


pdf Playing the organ with no previous experience on the piano – unthinkable! Unthinkable? The seasoned organ teacher Carsten Klomp challenges this misconception with his new organ course for beginners that requires no previous theoretical or practical knowledge. Now available in English, translated and adapted by Andrew Sims.

108 pages (with CD)
Catalogue no. BU 2990
ISBN: 978-3-928412-90-2
Price: € 32,–

NEW: Jenny Setchell: "Enigmatic Variations. Puzzles for musicians"


pdf The question is: how to pass the time? - The answer: It's in this book!
“Enigmatic Variations - Puzzles for Musicians” is a light-hearted but beautifully presented book of brain-teasers, entertaining puzzles, logic problems, crosswords, codes, spot-the-difference, wordsearch, letter drop and more. All these musically themed mind-benders will appeal to those who spend time waiting to perform, teach, or rehearse – or simply, anyone who enjoys puzzles. The book can be slipped into a music case and the pages folded back for easy use. The answers and grids to help solve logic problems and cryptic crossword puzzles are available online.

48 pages
ISBN: 978-0-473-54075-3
Price: € 14,–

New publication 2021: Sets of DVDs/CDs for all organ lovers!


The equally fascinating and comprehensive DVD/CD sets produced by the British company Fugue State Films used to be known only to a few cognoscenti. At last, it is now possible to get hold of some of these productions, which have won numerous international awards, on the continent without difficulty and at special prices. There are sets on Aristide Cavaillé-Coll, César Franck, Max Reger and the organs of Groningen province, as well as the new series about the history of the English organ with masterful recordings by Daniel Moult. Find out more → here!

A Legend Reborn: The Voice of King‘s – New publication!
2 DVDs, 2 CDs, 1 booklet
Initial price: € 48,- (until 1.3.2021, then € 56,-)

The English Organ
4 DVDs, 3 CDs, 1 booklet
Price: € 78,-

Pronkjuwelen – The historic organs of the province of Groningen (Deluxe Edition)
1 DVD, 5 CDs, 1 book (hardcover), 1 CD booklet. In a strong slipcase.
(In cooperation with Boeijenga Music Publisher)
Price: € 56,- (ISBN 978-90-70425-65-4)

Charles-Marie Widor: Master of the Organ Symphony
2 DVDs, 2 CDs, 1 booklet
Price: € 56,-

The Genius of Cavaillé-Coll
3 DVDs, 2 CDs, 1 booklet
Price: € 76,-

César Franck: Father of the Organ Symphony
2 DVDs, 2 CDs, 1 booklet
Price: € 56,-

Maximum Reger
6 DVDs, 1 booklet
Price: € 72,-

New: CD/DVD box set Cochereau: Rarities and unpublished works


Pierre Cochereau: Raretés et inédits

19 CDs (Duration: 22 hours)
1 DVD: Pierre Cochereau – L'Organiste de Notre-Dame (Duration: 2 hours)
booklet (72 pages, French/English)

This brand-new CD/DVD box set is perfect, and not just for hardcore Pierre Cochereau fans: 75% of the recordings have never previously been published! In addition to interpretations of the works of 30 composers from four centuries (organ solo, organ with wind instruments, organ with orchestra), 29 improvisations form the heart of this amazing collection: seven (!) four-movement symphonies, as well as préludes, sorties, variations, suites, scherzi, dance movements and much more.
The recordings were made at more than 20 organs in churches, cathedrals and concert halls in Europe and overseas, with a focus on Cochereau’s “home instrument” in Notre-Dame, Paris.
This opulent publication is rounded off by a radio interview with Cochereau and the DVD documentary, which has been unavailable for quite some time, about the life and work of this exceptional artist.

Special price: € 75,-
(Order no. CD 634)

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Now available:
Organ Calendar Germany 2022


Following the highly successful organ calendars of the last years, the new 2022 calendar is a feast for the eyes for all organ lovers.
Fascinating, new shiny photographs of 13 German organs from different periods and regions, by New Zealand author and photographer Jenny Setchell (BuB 13, BuB 17, BuB 21, BuB 25).
A welcome companion through the year for all organ and church music lovers.

Price: € 9,90
ISBN 978-3-928412-88-9

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Jenny Setchell: Organs & Organists. Their Inside Stories


Here's a book two kinds of people have been waiting for:
a) organists, b) non-organists.
Organists won’t be able to stop laughing, and will be grateful for the way a famous author understands their joys and sorrows.
And the interested non-organist will get surprising answers to everything about the organ and those who play it – answers that will completely and forever change the way they see a supposedly "boring" instrument.
The book offers few words, but more than 450 fascinating photos and new cartoons.
It is the ultimate humorous declaration of love to the "King of Instruments"!

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Price: € 32.00 (hardcover, 180 x 180 mm format, 416 p., more than 400 full-colour photos and cartoons)
Catalogue no.: BuB 21

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