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.

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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

2tpt, hn, 2tbn

6 CANTICLE OF PRAISE (mixed chorus & orchestra) (2005)
SATB chorus and orchestra

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)

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)

18 Concertino (Five Bagatelles) for Piano and Chamber Orchestra (1967)
Pno solo, 3fls, ob, 3cls,bn, strings

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)

26 Design for Concert Band (1956)
concert band

28 DIES NATALE (2008)

29 Dramatic Overture for Orchestra (1965)

31 Elizabethan Lyrics (2012)
Tenor or High Baritone, flute, clarinet, cello

32 Fantasy for Brass Quartet (1969)
2tpt, hn, tbn

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)

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)

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)

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)

74 Toccata for Piano (2003)

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

86 Woodwind Quintet No.2 (2006)
Fl, Ob, Cl, Hn, Bn

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