Studied music and religion in several cities in Europe, receiving his Ph.D in musicology at the
Besides general musicological research, Werner has researched in the field of Jewish music, on topics such as comparative Jewish-Christian music, Jewish composers, Ashkenazi liturgy and more.
His compositions include mainly Jewish liturgical works, in addition to choral compositions, songs and instrumental works.
Sources: Encyclopedia Judaica, Concise Encyclopedia of Jewish Music (Macy Nulman).Eric Werner's collection in Leo Baeck Institute. A bibliography of Werner's writings can be found in Musica Judaica vol. 10, no. 1.: Dedicated to the Memory of Eric Werner (1901-1988).