Patrick Kerber’s compositions and arrangements have been heard in concert halls throughout the United States and Europe. His music has also been heard on European radio, and American radio programs such as NPR’s nationally syndicated Performance Today, and repeat airings on NPR affiliateKUSC’s prestigious,Thornton Center Stage. Mr. Kerber‘s original music and arrangements have been performed by such notable artists as: Scott Tennant of the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet, California guitarists, Randy Pile and James Smith, longtime Head of the Guitar Department at the University of Southern California, the Louisiana based guitar quartet, Guitare Louisiane, the Knoxville Guitar Ensemble, and the preeminent “First Family of the Guitar”, Los Romeros Guitar Quartet.

Mr. Kerber composes primarily for solo guitar, but he has also composed for voice and guitar, guitar duo, trio, and quartet. His library of arrangements for guitar duo, trio, quartet, guitar with voice, and guitar with flute is extensive including music from the Renaissance to the contemporary. Mr. Kerber‘s commissions and contributions for the Christmas with Los Romeros CD for Deutsche Grammophon received excellent reviews. Of the contributing arrangers, Mr. Kerber presented the most listings for the internationally released recording.

Though he was born in the Twentieth Century, Mr. Kerber, a native of New Orleans has no interest in composing in the avante-garde style. He composes music (and arranges) music for performers of all levels. Tongue in cheek, he describes his music as “Kind of different – My music has things in it like major and minor chords, melodies you can sing, and as you listen you can tap your foot as well if you would like! – Weird!”.

Mr. Kerber holds Guitar Performance degrees from Loyola University and the University of New Orleans, and for two years he was a private scholarship student of Maestro, Pepe Romero in San Diego. A teacher of guitar for forty five years, Mr. Kerber has held positions at the University of New Orleans, Xavier University, and is currently Instructor and Coordinator of Guitar Activities at Southeastern Louisiana University. As well, he maintains an active performance schedule as a soloist, chamber music performer, and accompanist.

In the Afternoon

This is a bit of a “program” piece as the waltz changes character with the various moods of the afternoon including an afternoon rain shower,  then slower,  then free and dreamy dance after the rain, the return of the rain, and finally the return to the easy waltz, with a brief celebratory rush to the end. This piece should be considered by […]

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Torre Bermeja

This work is from Albeniz’ Piezas caracteristicas, Op. 92 for solo piano. The title refers to the tower “Torre Bermeja” on the beach “Playa de la Barrosa” in the Province of Cadiz. My guess is that the playful nature of the music is meant to inspire thoughts and feelings of a fun day at the beach. The arrangement is in […]

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Balboa Park

This little piece was composed in San Diego during a peaceful sunset at Balboa Park, the city’s beautiful public park. My suggestion is for the performer to picture his (or her) own peaceful location with his (or her) own vision of a calm sunset as the piece is played.

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Capricho Catalan

This sheet music arrangement of the Issac Albéniz favorite, Capricho Catalan was arranged by Patrick Kerber. This quartet arrangement plays nicely in the key of G and should be considered by intermediate to advanced ensembles. Includes: Full score and parts.

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Joy to the World

Joy to the World, of course, is a standard Christmas tune. The original music is by George F. Handel and lyrics by Issac Watts. This quartet arrangement was arranged by Patrick Kerber. This piece should be considered by intermediate or advanced guitarists. Kerber’s arrangement was used by Los Romeros on their recent CD Christmas With […]

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This is an excellent quartet arrangement of the Ukrainian holiday tune Shchedryk. There is a Christmas work with this melody titled Carol of the Bells. This quartet arrangement is by David Bryan and Patrick Kerber, and it plays easily in the key of A minor and should be considered by ensembles of all levels.

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