Josef Lammerz

Intro German musician
A.K.A. Lammerz
Was Musician
From Germany
Type Music
Gender male
Birth 1930, Bonn, Germany
Death 8 January 2014, Teulada, Spain (aged 84 years)

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

Life and career

(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

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)

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