Karl Henning (b. 1960) — Fancy on Psalm 80 from the Scottish Psalter, op. 34, no. 3 (1998) for organ
American composer Karl Henning (b. 1960) was educated at the College of Wooster (B.Mus), University of Virginia (M.A.), and the University of Buffalo (Ph.D.). His teachers include Charles Wuorinen, Louis Andriessen, Jack Gallagher, Judith Shatin, and Walter Ross. After his doctoral work, Henning lived for four years in and near St. Petersburg, Russia. There he studied the canals, bridges, cathedrals, white nights, and starry winter skies of St. Petersburg. This was a period of informal arts study which he feels in many ways equal in importance to his years of formal training. His music has been played and sung on three continents (North America, Europe, and Australia). In addition to his compositional pursuits, he remains active as a clarinetist.