Hartmann von An der Lan-Hochbrunn

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Hartmann von An der Lan-Hochbrunn

Father Hartmann von An der Lan-Hochbrunn actually Paul von An der Lan zu Hochbrunn, baptismal Paul Eugen Josef (born 21 December 1863 in Salurn, County of Tyrol; died 6 December 1914 in Munich) was an Austrian composer, organist and director.


Hartmann descended from an ancient noble Tirolean family. His father was a railway officer in Salurn. He completed his first musical studies at the Academy of Bozen. In Salzburg, he joined the Franciscan Order at the age of sixteen and received the priesthood in 1886 in Brixen. Organist and choir director in Lienz and Reutte he then studied in Innsbruck with Josef Pembauer. In 1893 he became organist at the Salvator Church and director of the Philharmonic in Jerusalem, and from 1894 organist at the Holy Sepulchre.

In 1895 he went to Rome, where he worked as organist at the Church of Santa Maria in Aracoeli on Capitoline Hill and from 1901 as director of the Conservatory in the Piazza Santa Chiara. In the same year, Father made Hartmann a concert tour to Saint Petersburg for the world premiere his oratorio "San Francesco". In addition to other honors he was member of the Roman circle of the 24 Immortali. From 1906 till the death, Father Hartmann was living in the Franciscan Monastery of St. Anna im Lehel near Munich - with an interruption in 1906/07 when he stayed in New York.


Father Hartmann wrote mainly sacred works. The most important are:

  • San Pietro (Oratorium in three parts), Milan 1900
  • San Francesco (Oratorium in three parts), Milan and St. Petersburg 1901
  • Das letzte Abendmahl (Oratorium in two parts), Milan 1904, Würzburg 1905
  • Der Tod des Herrn (Oratorium in two parts), Milan und Amberg 1906
  • Die sieben letzten Worte Christi am Kreuze (Oratorium in two parts), Brooklyn/New York 1908
  • Te Deum (Oratorium in three parts), Milan and Muenchen 1913.
  • Liturg. Choral-Leitmotiv-Mass, Augsburg - Wien 1909
  • Mass for 2 Singst. and organ, 1903
  • Requiem for Men's chorus, Milan 1913
  • Miserere for 6 voices mixed choir, 1904
  • Ave Maria for mixed choir, 1905
  • Rosenkranzlieder for 4 voices gem. mixed choir and organ, Augsburg 1903
  • Zwei Kirchenstücke für Gesang und Begleitung (Tantum ergo, Ave Maria)

In addition, there are an organ sonatas and piano pieces.

Hartmann is also the author of the following documents:

  • Das wunderthätige Jesukind von Aracöli in Rom, known as "Santo Bambino", Munich 1897
  • P. Peter Singer. Ein Gedenkblatt zum hundertsten Geburtstage des Künstlers, zugleich ein Beitrag zur Musikgeschichte des 19. Jahrhunderts, Innsbruck 1910


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