A Crust of Bread (voice, SATB chorus and instrumental ensemble)


Jean Berger

Publication Information

from Of Life (1975)

Original Listing

Paul Laurence Dunbar, Life

Biographical Information

(1909-2002) Berget was a German-born pianist, composer and music educator. Berger studied musicology at Universities of Heidelberg and Vienna. Later, he received his Ph.D. from Heidelberg University under Heinrich Besseler. He continued private studies in composition with Louis Aubert in Paris. Also, Berger was an arranger for CBS and NBC, as well as a concert accompanist. Berger was on the faculty of Middlebury College (1948-59), at University of Illinois (1959-61), at the University of Colorado (1961-66), and Colorado’s Women’s College (1968-71). In 1969 he received an Honorary Doctor of Music from Pacific Lutheran University. Lastly, he was a guest composer and conductor at the Universities of Delaware, N. Carolina, Wisconsin, IL, TX, Idaho. He also has won the Colorado Governor’s Awards for Excellence in the Arts (1985).