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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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

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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
Organ Plus One: Hymn Preludes for Organ and a Solo Instrument

Organ Plus One: Hymn Preludes for Organ and a Solo Instrument

by David Cherwien (Arranger)

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Monday, November 11, 1996

Cherwien has arranged the following tunes for organ and one instrument: Berglund, Bicentennial, Chesterfield, Fredericktown, Hanson Place, Kuortane, Norwich,... read more

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Rejoice in God's Saints: Organ Improvisations

Rejoice in God's Saints: Organ Improvisations

by David Cherwien (Composer)

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Saturday, December 16, 1995

Effective settings of hymntunes found in With One Voice: Laudate Dominum--Bred Dina Vida Vingar--Middlebury--Kingsfold--Convivio, by the well-known and popular Cherwien.

$8.50
My Song Is Love Unknown

My Song Is Love Unknown

by David Cherwien (Arranger)

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Friday, October 20, 1995

A most practical, yet inviting setting of the John Ireland tune Love Unknown. Written by a master of the hymn-concertato, David Cherwien, the SAB is easy, the... read more

$1.80
We Sing of God: Hymn Settings for Organ

We Sing of God: Hymn Settings for Organ

by David Cherwien (Composer)

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Innovative, creative, and lovely! These seven selections for organ are a delight to hear as well as to play. This diverse collection offers tune settings in a... read more

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