David Cherwien

David Cherwien is currently serving as Director of Music at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church, Minneapolis, Minnesota. In 2002, he was appointed Music Director for the National Lutheran Choir, also based in the Twin Cities.
He has also held full time parish music positions in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area, Chicago, Seattle, and Berlin. He has served as Organist/Cantor of Christ Chapel and Visiting Instructor of Music at Gustavus College, St. Peter, MN. And a Teaching Associate in Service Playing and improvisation at Elmhurst College. He completed the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in organ performance, and the Master of Arts degree in Theory and composition, both from the University of Minnesota. His undergraduate work was in organ performance and music education at Augsburg College, Mpls., where he was honored as distinguished alumni in the fall of 2000. Following his undergraduate work he studied for two years at the Berlin Church Music School in Berlin, Germany. There he studied improvisation with Renate Zimmermann, organ Literature with Karl Hochreither, and composition with the late Ernst Pepping. He has also studied organ with Christian Baude in Aix-en-Provence, France, and with Paul Manz, Heinrich Fleisher and Earl Barr in this country, and is a Fellow with Melodious Accord, studying composition with Alice Parker.He is composer of liturgical music for choir and organ, and author of the book Let the People Sing.
David is a founding member of the Association of Lutheran Church Musicians and is also active in the American Guild of Organists, and Chorister's Guild.

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Signs and Wonders

Signs and Wonders

by David Cherwien (Composer)

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Thursday, March 1, 2007

Here is an exceptional new text by Susan Palo Cherwien set to Freu dich sehr in a charming dance mode by David Cherwien. This is accessible music that is of the... read more

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More Postludes on Well Known Hymns

More Postludes on Well Known Hymns

by David Cherwien (Composer)

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Thursday, March 1, 2007

These refreshing and inspiring postludes are wonderful! Congregations will thrill to hear these improvisations on great hymns of the faith.

$17.75
Organ Plus, Volume 2: Hymn Preludes for Organ and Instruments

Organ Plus, Volume 2: Hymn Preludes for Organ and Instruments

by David Cherwien (Composer)

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Thursday, March 1, 2007

These practical and useful hymn arrangements for organ and one or two instruments now make it easier to integrate instrumentalists into worship. Guaranteed to... read more

$18.00
Augsburg Organ Library: Baptism and Holy Communion

Augsburg Organ Library: Baptism and Holy Communion

by James Biery (Composer); David Cherwien (Composer); David Christiansen (Composer); Robert Buckley Farlee (Composer); John Ferguson (Composer); Frank Ferko (Composer); Frederick Frahm (Composer); Stephen Gabrielsen (Composer); Barbara Harbach (Composer); Wilbur Held (Composer); Michael Helman (Composer); Robert A. Hobby (Composer); Jeffrey Honore (Composer); Kenneth T. Kosche (Composer); David Lasky (Composer); Robert Lind (Composer); Janet Linker (Composer); David McCarthy (Composer); Aaron David Miller (Composer); Al Roberts (Composer); Ron Schmoltze (Composer); Peter Pindar Stearns (Composer); David Evan Thomas (Composer); Wayne L. Wold (Composer); Dale Wood (Composer)

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Tuesday, May 16, 2006

A new volume in this highly acclaimed series. Designed to be the starting place for each season's repertoire, the Augsburg Organ Library is an essential... read more

$40.00
Piano Plus: Hymns for Piano and Treble Instrumental, Advent/Christmas

Piano Plus: Hymns for Piano and Treble Instrumental, Advent/Christmas

by Mark Albrecht (Composer); William Bliem (Composer); David Cherwien (Composer); Jayne Southwick Cool (Composer); Frederick Frahm (Composer); Wilbur Held (Composer); Scott M. Hyslop (Composer); Adrian Mann (Composer); Lynette L. Maynard (Composer); Aaron David Miller (Composer); David W. Moore (Composer); Anne Krentz Organ (Composer); Al Roberts (Composer); Roberta Rowland-Raybold (Composer); Mark Sedio (Composer); Christina Shehi (Composer); Bradley Sowash (Composer)

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Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Piano Plus: Hymns for Piano and Treble Instrument is a collection of Advent and Christmas tunes that will enrich seasonal worship by incorporating the talents... read more

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Pull Out the Stops: Congregational Song Accompaniments for Organ, Volume 2

Pull Out the Stops: Congregational Song Accompaniments for Organ, Volume 2

by Robert A. Benson (Composer); Richard Billingham (Composer); Joseph A. Bognar (Composer); Marilyn Brattskar (Composer); J. Bert Carlson (Composer); David Cherwien (Composer); David Christiansen (Composer); Trey Clegg (Composer); Larry D. Cook (Composer); Robert Buckley Farlee (Composer); Stephen Folkemer (Composer); Frederick Frahm (Composer); James D. Holloway (Composer); Jeffrey Honore (Composer); Keith Kolander (Composer); Janet Linker (Composer); Larry J. Long (Composer); Paul Manz (Composer); Aaron David Miller (Composer); Anne Krentz Organ (Composer); Emily Maxson Porter (Composer); Nancy Raabe (Composer); Jonathan Reuss (Composer); May Schwarz (Composer); Mark Sedio (Composer); Wayne L. Wold (Composer)

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Friday, July 1, 2005

At last! The second volume of hymn accompaniments that will enrich worship and inspire singing. Each tune is provided with an introduction, and one or more... read more

$35.00
Augsburg Organ Library: Summer

Augsburg Organ Library: Summer

by Mary Beth Bennett (Composer); Richard Billingham (Composer); Michael Burkhardt (Composer); J. Bert Carlson (Composer); David Cherwien (Composer); Emma Lou Diemer (Composer); Robert Buckley Farlee (Composer); Adolphus Hailstork (Composer); Barbara Harbach (Composer); Robert A. Hobby (Composer); Jeffrey Honore (Composer); J. Wayne Kerr (Composer); Jean Langlais (Composer); John Leavitt (Composer); Robert Lind (Composer); Aaron David Miller (Composer); Charles Ore (Composer); Flor Peeters (Composer); Piet Post (Composer); Robert J. Powell (Composer); Richard Proulx (Composer); Al Roberts (Composer); John Rutter (Composer); Ron Schmoltze (Composer); Mark Sedio (Composer); Ralph Vaughan Williams (Composer); Wayne L. Wold (Composer); Dale Wood (Composer)

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Thursday, July 1, 2004

$40.00
Augsburg Organ Library: Autumn

Augsburg Organ Library: Autumn

by James Biery (Composer); J. Bert Carlson (Composer); David Cherwien (Composer); Emma Lou Diemer (Composer); Robert Buckley Farlee (Composer); Stephen Gabrielsen (Composer); Thomas Gieschen (Composer); Barbara Harbach (Composer); Michael Helman (Composer); Jeffrey Honore (Composer); Keith Kolander (Composer); Jean Langlais (Composer); Aaron David Miller (Composer); Anne Krentz Organ (Composer); Craig Phillips (Composer); Robert J. Powell (Composer); Simon Preston (Composer); Richard Proulx (Composer); David Schack (Composer); David Evan Thomas (Composer); Wayne L. Wold (Composer)

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Tuesday, June 24, 2003

Another in the best-selling series of seasonal organ music for all occasions. New and favorite pieces at varying difficulty levels, especially for autumn themes... read more

$40.00
Let It Rip! at the Piano, Congregational Song Accompaniments: Volume 2

Let It Rip! at the Piano, Congregational Song Accompaniments: Volume 2

by Mark Albrecht (Arranger); Jerry Caraway (Arranger); J. Bert Carlson (Arranger); David Cherwien (Arranger); Stephen Conway (Arranger); Anne Marie David (Arranger); Robert Buckley Farlee (Arranger); Frederick Frahm (Arranger); Keith Hampton (Arranger); Michael Hassell (Arranger); John Helgen (Arranger); Howard Helvey (Arranger); Thomas W. Jefferson (Arranger); Kurt Kaiser (Arranger); Daniel Q. Kane (Arranger); Lynette L. Maynard (Arranger); Becki Slagle Mayo (Arranger); Anne Krentz Organ (Arranger); Mark Sedio (Arranger); Larry Shackley (Arranger); William Farley Smith (Arranger); Wayne L. Wold (Arranger)

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Tuesday, May 27, 2003

Accompanying congregational song on piano or keyboard just got even easier! This collection builds on the success of the first Let It Rip! volume by adding even... read more

$35.00
Healing River

Healing River

by David Cherwien (Arranger); Fred Hellerman (Composer); Fran Minkoff (Composer)

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Thursday, March 6, 2003

David Cherwien originally set this text and tune for the vocal solo collection To God Will I Sing, but recieved many requests to provide a full choir... read more

$1.90
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