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.

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ANNIVERSARY SONGS (1980)
medium voice, piano
BANCHETTO MUSICALE-SUITE for Saxophone Ensemble (1992)
2 sop sax, 2 alto sax, 2 tenor sax, bari sax, bass sax
Billings Songs (2011)
voice and piano
BRASS QUINTET (1998)
2tpt, hn, 2tbn
CANTICLE OF PRAISE (mixed chorus & orchestra) (2005)
SATB chorus and orchestra
CANTICLE OF PRAISE - SATB/ORGAN (2005)
satb, organ
Canzona III for Brass Sextet (1966)
3 Tpts in Bb, 3 Tbns
CANZONA IVa for Brass Sextet (1989)
brass sextet:2-2-2-0
horn, trombone, trumpet
Choral Triptych (SATB & Brass Quintet) (2007)
SATB, 2tpt, 2hn, tbn
mixed chorus with brass quintet
Clarinet Quartet (2006)
cl, vln, vla, vc
Concertino (Five Bagatelles) for Piano and Chamber Orchestra (1967)
Pno solo, 3fls, ob, 3cls,bn, strings
Concerto da Camera for Oboe, Harp, and Strings (1961)
Ob, Harp, Vln 1, Vln2, Vla, Cello, Bass
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
Concerto Grosso for String Orchestra (1965)
string orchestra
Dance Preludes for Piano (2004)
solo piano
DANCE SUITE for string orchestra (1997)
STRING ORCHESTRA
Design for Concert Band (1956)
concert band
DIES NATALE (2008)
SATB
Elizabethan Lyrics (2012)
Tenor or High Baritone, flute, clarinet, cello
Fantasy for Brass Quartet (1969)
2tpt, hn, tbn
FIVE MADRIGALS (2011)
mixed chorus a cappella
Harvest Dance (2016)
cello, guitar
Hosanna (SATB & Organ) (1976)
SATB, org
I Quattro Venti (Quartet for Woodwinds) (2003)
fl, ob, clrnt, bsn
King David's Prayer (Voice, Horn & Piano) (2008)
voice, French horn, piano
Laudate Dominum for male voices, a cappella (2000)
T, T Bar., B chorus, a cappella
Meditation for Cello Trio (2006)
3 cellos
NOEL (2010)
O Magnum Mysterium (SATB a cappella) (2008)
mixed chorus, a cappella
Panels (2009)
pf
Parataxis for Flute and Percussion (1990)
flute, 2 perc
Partita for Brass Quintet (1966)
2 tpts in C, Hn, Tbn, Tba
Pax Vobis: A Festival Cantata (1976)
Sop, Bar, SATB chorus, orchestra
Sinfonietta for Orchestra (1958)
orchestra
Sonata for Clarinet and Piano (1999)
B-flat clarinet, piano
Sonata for Viola and Piano (1951)
Viola, Piano
String Quartet No. 1 (1960)
str 4tet: 2-1-1
String Quartet No. 2 (1966)
str 4tet: 2-1-1
String Quartet No. 3 (1998)
str 4tet: 2-1-1
Suite for Orchestra (2002)
orchestra
Suite for Woodwind Ensemble (1957)
2fl, 2ob, Eb cl, ssax, tsax, bsn
Symphony No. 1 for large orchestra (1966)
32EH3Bcl3/ 4331/ Timp,Perc,Hp,Pno-Cel/ Strings
Threnody for Piano (2015)
pf
Toccata for Piano (2003)
pf
Universal Praise (SATB & Organ) (1978)
SATB and organ
Variations on a Moravian Chorale (for brass ensemble) (1976)
tbn- ssaattbb, tpts may be substituted for stb tbns
Variations on a Moravian Chorale (for concert band) (1981)
concert band
concert band
Woodwind Quintet No.1 (1998)
fl, ob, cl, hn, bsn
Woodwind Quintet No.2 (2006)
Fl, Ob, Cl, Hn, Bn

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