Josef Lammerz

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Josef Lammerz

Josef Lammerz (1930 – 8 January 2014) was a German composer, choral director and organist.[1]

Life and career[edit]

(1930 - 2014) Bonn - Teulada (Alicante)

Josef Lammerz began piano lessons at an early age. He was tutored by Hubert Brings, longtime organist at Bonn Cathedral.

From 1950-1954 he studied sacred music at the Robert Schumann Hochschule, and later further organ studies with Rudolf Petzold at Cologne Cathedral and Clement Ingenhoven in Düsseldorf.

From 1956 until 1975 he became the organist and Choirmaster at Christ-Koenig-Kirche in Duisburg where he developed a very highly regarded choir, performing major choral works, as well as his own compositions. He participated in the municipal concerts with the Duisburg Symphony Orchestra at the Mercator-Halle, with works such as Fauré's Requiem, Verdi's Stabat mater, and Liszt's Christus.

In 1961 to 1975, he took posts as lecturer in professional piano and organ studies at the Niederrheinischen Musikschule in Duisburg, and music theory at the Folkwang Hochschule Essen (Duisburg institute).

In 1975 he moved back to Bonn Cathedral to become the organist and choirmaster.

Since his retirement in 1989, he has spent long periods in Teulada on the Costa Blanca, Spain, and continues to compose. A cantata about the great medieval history of Teulada and his outstanding service to the musical life of the city, he was made an honoured citizen, and a street in nearby Xàtiva has been named after him.

Compositions[edit]

Date Work First performed

1951

Weihnachtslied, Chor u.Orgel

Duisburg

1954
1988
1996

Te Deum, Soli, Chor; Orchester, Orgel

1955

Motetten, Chor a capella

Duisburg 

1957

Missa festiva, Chor u.Orgel

Duisburg

1962/3

Messe in A, Soli; Chor; Bläser u.Orgel

Duisburg/Bonn

1980

Missa mundi, Schola, Chor, Bläser und Orgel

Bonn

1990

Missa solemnis, Tenor, Chor, Orchester

Spain/Bonn

1990

Missa brevis, Sopran, Chor a capella 

 

1993

Te Deum, Sopran, Chor, Instrumente, Pauken, Orgel

Spain

1994

Psalm 13o, Sopran, Chor und Orgel

Aachen/Spain

1994/5

Cantata a Xativa, Sprecher, Bariton, Chor u. Orchester

Spain

1996

Missa de Campana, Sopran, Chor u.Orgel,

Bonn

1996/7

Weihnachtslieder Sopran und Orgel;

Spain

1997

Cantata Lirica, Sprecher, Tenor, Chor u. Orchester

1999

Cantico de las criaturas, Soli, Chor, Orchester, Orgel

Würzburg, 2013, Monteverdichor Würzburg

1999

Fuente de Vida, Sopran, Chor, Orgel

Spain

2001

Weihnachtslieder, Sopran u.Orgel

Spain

2001

5 Lieder nach Texten v.H.Hesse, Bariton u. Klavier

2002

Symphonische Motette "Epephania", Sopran, Chor, Orchester

Cologne

2003

Vier Marienmotetten, Chor u. Orgel

 

2005

Missa Romantica, Sopran, 8 St. Doppelchor, Orgel

Spain

1998

Concertino f. Klavier u. Instrumente (Orgel)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Josef Lammerz verstorben" (in German). Costa Nachrichten. Retrieved 2014-01-14. 

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