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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
Complete new publications 2020/I are now online!
(with score samples)
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"
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
108 pages (with CD)
Catalogue no. BU 2990
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CD/DVD box set Cochereau: Rarities and unpublished works.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)
New from Butz:
DVD-Set Charles Marie-Widor: Master of the Organ Symphony
2 DVDs (Duration: 300 minutes), German, English, French, Italian, Spanish and Dutch subtitles;
2 CDs (Duration: 130 minutes);
1 booklet (84 p.)
Price: € 48,- only instead of € 56,- (Price valid till 31.5.2020)
Charles-Marie Widor (1844–1937), the most famous composer of organ music since Bach, wrote ten revolutionary organ symphonies that established the organ as a
rival to the orchestra, pioneered the use of symphonic forms for the instrument, and sublimed influences as diverse as Bach's fugues, Wagner's music dramas and
medieval plainchant into an original musical language. On top of this, his Toccata is probably the best-loved piece od organ music ever written after
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
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,-
6 DVDs, 1 booklet
Price: € 72,-
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
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.
→ Request your new sampler CD free of charge
Jenny Setchell: Organs & Organists: Their Inside Stories
Here's a book two kinds of people have been waiting for:
→ Sample pages
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"!
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.
Price: € 18.00 (Hardcover with dust jacket, 64 pp.)
Catalogue no.: BuB 17
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