Kreutz, Robert

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Robert Kreutz


Born: March 21, 1922

Died: April 7, 1996

Country: USA

Studies: Loras College, Dubuque, Iowa, American Conservatory, University of California, University of Denver;

Teachers: Leo Sowerby, Arnold Schoenberg, Norman Lockwood

Robert Edward Kreutz (March 21, 1922–April 7, 1996) was an American composer of Roman Catholic liturgical worship music. He graduated from Aquinas High School in 1940. Robert Kreutz studied music at the American Conservatory of Music in Chicago, Illinois and at the University of California-Los Angeles. He was best known for the Eucharistic hymn: Gift of Finest Wheat which was first performed at the International Eucharistic Congress in 1976, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Kreutz also wrote many other hymns including "Bread of Love", "Rise, O Lord" and others. He was an accomplished choir director at St. Bernadette Catholic Church in Lakewood, Colorado for more than 30 years.

Kreutz was the father of nine children. The mother of these children, and wife of Robert, was Evelyn Kreutz. They had three boys: Mark, Scott, and Robert. The six other children were all female. Mary, Karen, Gina, Terri, Jackie, and Jill were their female children.[1]

Works for Percussion

Dialogue for Marimba and Orchestra - Marimba; Orchestra
Legend (Kreutz) - Percussion Quintet; Piano, Double Bass
Loose Cannons - Marimba
Pranksters - at large - Marimba; Piano
Prisms for Marimba and Flute - Marimba; Flute
Trio For Two Marimbas and Piano - Percussion Duo; Piano
Two Psalms for Mixed Voices and Marimba - Marimba; Voices
Western Sketches - Percussion Trio
Where your treasure is - Marimba; Voices