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)
Karl Kroeger Harvest Dance cello, guitar
Karl Kroeger Threnody for Piano pf
Karl Kroeger Capriccio for Piano pf
Karl Kroeger Metaphors - Three Songs for Voice and Piano Voice and Piano
Karl Kroeger Elizabethan Lyrics Tenor or High Baritone, flute, clarinet, cello
mixed chorus a cappella
Karl Kroeger Billings Songs voice and piano
Karl Kroeger NOEL -
Karl Kroeger Valentines: Five Songs on Poems of Madeline Cundiff -
voice, pf
Karl Kroeger Panels -
Karl Kroeger Quem Vidistis, Pastores (SATB a cappella) -
SATB, a cap
Karl Kroeger King David's Prayer (Voice, Horn & Piano) -
voice, French horn, piano
Karl Kroeger DIES NATALE -
Karl Kroeger O Magnum Mysterium (SATB a cappella) -
mixed chorus, a cappella
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 Meditation for Cello Trio 3 cellos
Karl Kroeger Woodwind Quintet No.2 -
Fl, Ob, Cl, Hn, Bn
Karl Kroeger CANTICLE OF PRAISE (mixed chorus & orchestra) -
SATB chorus and orchestra
satb, organ
Karl Kroeger Dance Preludes for Piano -
solo piano
Karl Kroeger Tres Psalmi Davidis for Soprano voice and Horn -
soprano, horn in F
Karl Kroeger I Quattro Venti (Quartet for Woodwinds) fl, ob, clrnt, bsn
Karl Kroeger Sonata Festiva for 2 Horns and 2 Trombones 2 hrns, 2 trmbs
Karl Kroeger Toccata for Piano -

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)