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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 2,900 titles available for immediate delivery; all of the listings offer sample pages.

Our updated catalogue with 17 new editions is online!


Complete new publications 2024/I are now online!
(with score samples)

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

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Olivier Latry: "At the Organ of Notre-Dame"


Conversations with Stéphane Friédérich
Translated by Martin Setchell

Catalogue no. BuB 32
ISBN: 978-3-928412-32-2
Price: € 15,–

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ONLY from Butz-Verlag:
Organ stop key fob


For your own keys, or for the church keys: this unique keyring pendant styled as an organ stop tab is a real eye-catcher.
You can choose between „Flöte 8'“ and „Oboe 8'“ - please cite your choice of stop when you order.

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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,–

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,–

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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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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