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) Jean Berger was a German-born pianist, composer, and music educator. Berger studied musicology at Heidelberg and Vienna universities, earning his doctorate from Heidelberg University under Heinrich Besseler. He continued private studies in composition with Louis Aubert in Paris. Berger was an arranger for CBS and NBC, as well as a concert accompanist. He was on the faculty of Middlebury College (1948-59), the University of Illinois (1959-61), the University of Colorado (1961-66), and at the Colorado’s Women’s College (1968-71). In 1969, he received an honorary doctorate from Pacific Lutheran University. He was a guest composer and conductor several large U.S. universities. He also won a Colorado Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts (1985).