Karl Kroeger


Karl Kroeger (b. 1932) is an American composer, musicologist, and music editor,  and has been a professor of music at several universities.

Kroeger was born in Louisville, Kentucky. He studied at the University of Louisville under Claude Almand and George Perle. After receiving a Masters of Music at Louiville, Kroeger went to study at the University of Illinois where his main teacher was Gordon Binkerd.

Kroeger was head of the American Music Collection at the New York Public Library from 1962-1964. From 1964-67 he was Ford Foundation composer in residence to the public schools of Eugene, OR.  In 1967 Kroeger joined the faculty of Ohio University. He then began doctoral studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, after which he transferred to Brown University where he completed his Ph.D.

Since then Kroeger has directed the Moravian Music Foundation in Winston-Salem, North Carolina (1972-82) as well as been a professor at the University of Colorado (1982-98).  He is currently retired and living in Gainesville, Florida.

ACE Publications

86 title(s)
medium voice, piano
Karl Kroeger Ballade (Sonatina No.4) for Piano
Karl Kroeger BANCHETTO MUSICALE-SUITE for Saxophone Ensemble 2 sop sax, 2 alto sax, 2 tenor sax, bari sax, bass sax
Karl Kroeger Billings Songs voice and piano
Karl Kroeger BRASS QUINTET 2tpt, hn, 2tbn
Karl Kroeger CANTICLE OF PRAISE (mixed chorus & orchestra)
SATB chorus and orchestra
satb, organ
Karl Kroeger Canzona IV for 6 French Horns 6 hns
Karl Kroeger CANZONA IVa for Brass Sextet brass sextet:2-2-2-0
horn, trombone, trumpet
Karl Kroeger Capriccio for Piano pf
Karl Kroeger Child this Day is Born
SATB, pf
Karl Kroeger Choral Triptych (SATB & Brass Quintet) SATB, 2tpt, 2hn, tbn
mixed chorus with brass quintet
Karl Kroeger Clarinet Quartet
cl, vln, vla, vc
Karl Kroeger Concert Overture for Orchestra orchestra
Karl Kroeger Concert Overture No. 2 for Orchestra orchestra
Karl Kroeger Concert Suite for Piano
Karl Kroeger Concertino (Five Bagatelles) for Piano and Chamber Orchestra Pno solo, 3fls, ob, 3cls,bn, strings
Karl Kroeger Concerto da Camera for Oboe, Harp, and Strings
Ob, Harp, strings
Karl Kroeger Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Wind Ensemble solo alsax & winds:2-1-3-bcl-a,t,b sx-0,4-3cor-3-euph-1,timp,3perc
Karl Kroeger Concerto Grosso for String Orchestra string orchestra
Karl Kroeger DANCES OF ALBION for Flute and Guitar Flute and Guitar
Karl Kroeger Dance Preludes for Piano
solo piano
Karl Kroeger DANCE SUITE for string orchestra STRING ORCHESTRA
Karl Kroeger Dark of the Moon- Concert Suite for Orchestra orchestra
Karl Kroeger Design for Concert Band concert band

Additional Works

Boosey & Hawkes
Divertimento for Concert Band
Three Pieces on Chorales by John Antes (organ)
Fantasia on 'Hayn' (organ)
Partita on 'Thy Majesty' (organ)
Four Preludes (organ)
A Choral Fanfare (SATB and organ)
Make We Merry (SATB a cappella)
Hear My Prayer, O Lord (SATB a cappella)

Merion Music (T Presser)
Decleration for Trumpet and Band

Tritone Press  (possibly available at T. Presser Music)
Canzona II for Brass Sextet
Sonata Breve for Trumpet, Horn and Trombone 

Carl Fischer
Make a Joyful Noise (SATB and piano)


Dies Sanctificatus (SATB a cappella)