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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Augsburg Organ Library: November

Augsburg Organ Library: November

by Timothy Albrecht (Composer); Ronald Arnatt (Composer); Jan Bender (Composer); David Cherwien (Composer); John Ferguson (Composer); Tim Fields (Composer); Wilbur Held (Composer); Jeffrey Honore (Composer); Arthur Hutchings (Composer); David N. Johnson (Composer); Jean Langlais (Composer); Daniel-Jean Lesur (Composer); Anton Wilhelm Leupold (Composer); Hans Micheelson (Composer); Bruce Neswick (Composer); Flor Peeters (Composer); Piet Post (Composer); Robert J. Powell (Composer); Richard Proulx (Composer); John Hebden Schaffner (Composer); Frank W. Stoldt (Composer); Louis Vierne (Composer); Helmut Walcha (Composer); Wayne L. Wold (Composer)

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Thursday, June 15, 2000

This volume includes music by Timothy Albrecht, Ronald Arnatt, Jan Bender, David Cherwien, John Ferguson, Tim Fields, Wilbur Held, Jeffrey Honoré, Arthur... read more

$40.00
Amazing Grace: Four for Piano

Amazing Grace: Four for Piano

by David Cherwien (Arranger)

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Tuesday, April 4, 2000

From the master of organ interpretations comes this fresh and innovative collection for solo piano. Appropriate as hymn preludes and bound to inspire assembly... read more

$11.50
Gotta Toccata: Three Toccatas for Organ

Gotta Toccata: Three Toccatas for Organ

by David Cherwien (Composer)

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Friday, October 8, 1999

Cherwien has written three energetic toccatas, on three distinctly different hymntunes, in a re-creation of the great French Romantic tradition. Cherwien is a... read more

$13.00
Up through Endless Ranks of Angels

Up through Endless Ranks of Angels

by David Cherwien (Arranger)

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Friday, October 1, 1999

A thrilling setting of the tune Ascended Triumph by Henry Gerike, useful for Ascension as well as the entire Easter season. The use of the optional trumpet... read more

$1.60
Triptych on the Ash Grove

Triptych on the Ash Grove

by David Cherwien (Composer)

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Saturday, July 24, 1999

Cherwien's three-part setting of this lively Welsh folk tune, The Ash Grove, includes an adagio, a trio and a brisk toccata. In addition, the composer... read more

$10.00
How Can I Keep From Singing?

How Can I Keep From Singing?

by David Cherwien (Arranger)

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Thursday, June 24, 1999

A joyous, lilting rendition of this much loved song; very accessible for children's choirs or treble ensembles.

$1.30
Eight for Eighty-Eight, Volume 1: Congregational Song Accompaniments for Piano with Opt. Instrument

Eight for Eighty-Eight, Volume 1: Congregational Song Accompaniments for Piano with Opt. Instrument

by David Cherwien (Arranger)

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Wednesday, April 29, 1998

A useful collection of congregational song accompaniments for piano and optional solo instrument. Eight for Eighty-Eight is designed for someone who leads... read more

$14.00
Organ Music for the Seasons: Volume I

Organ Music for the Seasons: Volume I

by Allan George Biester (Composer); David Cherwien (Composer); Patricia Lou Harris (Composer); Michael Helman (Composer); P. J. Janson (Composer); Anne Krentz Organ (Composer); Emily Maxson Porter (Composer); John Hebden Schaffner (Composer); Wayne L. Wold (Composer)

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Friday, April 24, 1998

A versatile collection of music by nine different composers for a variety of seasons of the year.

$18.50
O God Beyond All Praising: Hymn Settings for Organ

O God Beyond All Praising: Hymn Settings for Organ

by David Cherwien (Composer)

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Wednesday, April 8, 1998

Settings of Thaxted, Shades Mountain, Barbara Allen, Linstead, Hungry Feast, Fredericktown, Toda la Tierra, and Norwich are found in this fresh, new volume.... read more

$15.00
Postludes on Well-Known Hymns

Postludes on Well-Known Hymns

by David Cherwien (Composer)

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Thursday, April 10, 1997

"This could also be titled splashy sendings!" Minneapolis-based Cherwien has written new postludes on favorite hymns: St. Anne, Lobe den Herren, Sine Nomine,... read more

$15.00
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