The Music of Kurt Kaiser
Kurt Kaiser's professional credentials are
impeccable in church music circles. As a composer, Kurt's music has been a key
element in the growth of modern day church music. Crossing denominational
boundaries, many of Kurt's compositions have found their way into a number of
hymnals. Kurt has achieved subtle trend changes by maintaining a sensitivity to
that which is widely acceptable. His innovative approach has broadened musical
styles that are palatable to the church at large. Associations with the Eastman
School of Music and the Baylor University acapella choir, as well as many other
fine choral groups are indicative of his taste for fine choral literature. Kurt
finds it equally challenging to assist volunteer choirs to enjoy singing while
bettering their art.
Kurt Kaiser joined Word, Incorporated in 1959-- immediately after graduate
school. His input had a profound effect upon much of the music and many of the
recordings released by Word. His role as arranger and producer helped shape the
image of the company. Now working independently, his years of success have not
altered his vision for excellence.
The creation of "Tell It Like It Is" with co-writer Ralph Carmichael was a
highlight for Kurt. After thousands of performances, the work still remains
vibrant, not only for young people but also to the combined church family. From
this musical, the church was given the song "Pass It On." This one song clearly
speaks of what Kurt's music has done for Christians everywhere.
Because of it's simplicity, "Oh How He Loves You and Me" has established itself
as one of the most loved choruses of our time. Unaccompanied voices softly
singing this affirmation of God's grace stir the soul.