Karl Kroeger

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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 the greater Chicago, IL, area.

ACA List for Karl Kroeger

1 ANNIVERSARY SONGS (1980)
medium voice, piano
3 BANCHETTO MUSICALE-SUITE for Saxophone Ensemble (1992)
2 sop sax, 2 alto sax, 2 tenor sax, bari sax, bass sax
4 Billings Songs (2011)
voice and piano
5 BRASS QUINTET (1998)
2tpt, hn, 2tbn
6 CANTICLE OF PRAISE (mixed chorus & orchestra) (2005)
SATB chorus and orchestra
7 CANTICLE OF PRAISE - SATB/ORGAN (2005)
satb, organ
8 Canzona III for Brass Sextet (1966)
3 Tpts in Bb, 3 Tbns
10 CANZONA IVa for Brass Sextet (1989)
brass sextet:2-2-2-0
horn, trombone, trumpet
11 Capriccio for Piano (2015)
pf
13 Choral Triptych (SATB & Brass Quintet) (2007)
SATB, 2tpt, 2hn, tbn
mixed chorus with brass quintet
14 Clarinet Quartet (2006)
cl, vln, vla, vc
15 Concert Overture for Orchestra (1980)
orchestra
18 Concertino (Five Bagatelles) for Piano and Chamber Orchestra (1967)
Pno solo, 3fls, ob, 3cls,bn, strings
19 Concerto da Camera for Oboe, Harp, and Strings (1961)
Ob, Harp, Vln 1, Vln2, Vla, Cello, Bass
20 Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Wind Ensemble (1982)
solo alsax & winds:2-1-3-bcl-a,t,b sx-0,4-3cor-3-euph-1,timp,3perc
21 Concerto Grosso for String Orchestra (1965)
string orchestra
22 Dance Preludes for Piano (2004)
solo piano
23 DANCE SUITE for string orchestra (1997)
STRING ORCHESTRA
26 Design for Concert Band (1956)
concert band
28 DIES NATALE (2008)
SATB
29 Dramatic Overture for Orchestra (1965)
orchestra
31 Elizabethan Lyrics (2012)
Tenor or High Baritone, flute, clarinet, cello
32 Fantasy for Brass Quartet (1969)
2tpt, hn, tbn
35 FIVE MADRIGALS (2011)
mixed chorus a cappella
36 Harvest Dance (2016)
cello, guitar
40 Hosanna (SATB & Organ) (1976)
SATB, org
41 I Quattro Venti (Quartet for Woodwinds) (2003)
fl, ob, clrnt, bsn
42 King David's Prayer (Voice, Horn & Piano) (2008)
voice, French horn, piano
43 Laudate Dominum for male voices, a cappella (2000)
T, T Bar., B chorus, a cappella
44 Meditation for Cello Trio (2006)
3 cellos
47 NOEL (2010)
48 O Magnum Mysterium (SATB a cappella) (2008)
mixed chorus, a cappella
49 Panels (2009)
pf
50 Parataxis for Flute and Percussion (1990)
flute, 2 perc
51 Partita for Brass Quintet (1966)
2 tpts in C, Hn, Tbn, Tba
52 Pax Vobis: A Festival Cantata (1976)
Sop, Bar, SATB chorus, orchestra
53 Prologue and Dance for Concert Band (1967)
concert band
55 Sinfonietta for Orchestra (1958)
orchestra
56 Sonata Festiva for 2 Horns and 2 Trombones (2003)
2 hrns, 2 trmbs
57 Sonata for Clarinet and Piano (1999)
B-flat clarinet, piano
58 Sonata for Viola and Piano (1951)
Viola, Piano
59 Sonata for Violin and Piano (1999)
vln, pf
66 String Quartet No. 1 (1960)
str 4tet: 2-1-1
67 String Quartet No. 2 (1966)
str 4tet: 2-1-1
68 String Quartet No. 3 (1998)
str 4tet: 2-1-1
69 Suite for Orchestra (2002)
orchestra
70 Suite for Woodwind Ensemble (1957)
2fl, 2ob, Eb cl, ssax, tsax, bsn
71 Symphony No. 1 for large orchestra (1966)
32EH3Bcl3/ 4331/ Timp,Perc,Hp,Pno-Cel/ Strings
72 Threnody for Piano (2015)
pf
74 Toccata for Piano (2003)
pf
77 Tres Psalmi Davidis for Soprano voice and Horn (2004)
soprano, horn in F
78 Truth Crushed To Earth for SATB and Organ (1978)
SATB with organ
80 Universal Praise (SATB & Organ) (1978)
SATB and organ
83 Variations on a Moravian Chorale (for brass ensemble) (1976)
tbn- ssaattbb, tpts may be substituted for stb tbns
84 Variations on a Moravian Chorale (for concert band) (1981)
concert band
concert band
85 Woodwind Quintet No.1 (1998)
fl, ob, cl, hn, bsn
86 Woodwind Quintet No.2 (2006)
Fl, Ob, Cl, Hn, Bn

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