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 Universities of Heidelberg and Vienna. Later, he received his Ph.D. from Heidelberg University under Heinrich Besseler. He then continued private studies in composition with Louis Aubert in Paris. Berger was also an arranger for CBS and NBC, as well as a concert accompanist. Berger was on the faculty of Middlebury College (1948-59), the University of Illinois (1959-61), at the University of Colorado (1961-66), and at the 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).