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Your Butz Team

Welcome to the website of the music publisher Dr. J. Butz!

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 2,600 titles available for immediate delivery; all of the listings offer sample pages.

Our updated catalogue excerpt with 19 new editions is online!


Complete new publications 2020/I 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.

→ Request now free of charge

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 and now available:
CD/DVD box set Cochereau: Rarities and unpublished works.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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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, which only appeared in January 2020, about the history of the English organ with masterful recordings by Daniel Moult. Find out more → here!

The English Organ – New publication in January 2020!
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: € 48,- (instead of € 56,-) (Price valid till 31.5.2020)

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,-

Now available:
Organ Calendar Germany 2021


Following the highly successful organ calendars of the last years, the new 2021 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 978-3-928412-89-6

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New Choir Sampler CD: Masses for SAMen and SATB by German-speaking composers


Our new sampler CD contains selections from Latin and German mass settings for three-part and four-part choirs with organ accompaniment. Most of the works were composed in the last few years, i.e. are relatively recent additions to the Butz catalogue. The composers come from Germany and South Tyrol:

Klaus Wallrath, Franz Josef Stoiber, Heinrich Walder, Gunther Martin Göttsche, Lothar Graap, Carlheinz Heß, Bernard Sanders, Albert Kupp, Lambert Kleesattel, Herbert Paulmichl, Andrea Filippini, Josef Dahlberg, Thomas Nüdling, Hermann Angstenberger, Joachim Schreiber, Pater Raimund van Husen.

You can find more information about and sample pages from these masses (and all our other 230 settings of the mass) in our online catalogue.

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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 180mm format, 416 pp., more than 400 full-colour photos and cartoons)
Catalogue no.: BuB 21

Jenny Setchell: Looking up at Organs and Ceilings


This opulent coffee table book by Jenny Setchell (known for her bestseller “Die Königin und ihr Gefolge”, “Organ-isms”, BuB 13) will fill even the most hardened organ fan with a sense of awe and wonder! There are plenty of organ books packed with pictures of organ cases. But this amazing album brings together more than 50 inspirational photographs of leading instru- ments from four continents and five centuries which for the first time are displayed in the context of the vaulting and ceilings surrounding them. A fascinating insight into how organ-building and architecture can combine to form an incredible harmonious and aesthetic experience. A feast for the eyes to be enjoyed by fans both of organs and of architecture.

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Price: € 18.00 (Hardcover with dust jacket, 64 pp.)
Catalogue no.: BuB 17

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If you have any questions we will be happy to do whatever we can to help! Your comments and thoughts are always appreciated.

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Musikverlag Dr. J. Butz
- St. Paulus, Bonn-Beuel -

Siegburger Straße 73
53229 Bonn

Tel.: +49-228-946 949 24
Fax: +49-228-946 949 25