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Opus 75a

   Choralintonationen und - vorspiele zum EKG — Tausend Takte zur Jahrtausendwende

         unpublished (as of September 2005)

             organ

                      ÒfŸr Helga und MatthiasÓ          -- title page

     119 settings of 74 Chorales from EKG (one is from Ein Neues Lied and one tune from SBH-Service Book and Hymnal ) including 52 Vorspielen (Preludes), 14 Intonations, 42 Singen am Klavier (paired accompaniments, one w/ c.f. in sopr., one w/ c.f. in lower voice), 11 BegleitsŠtze (accompaniments)

            The autograph manuscript of this collection is arranged alphabetically, with all 264 tune names from EKG-Ausgabe fŸr Niedersachsens entered first, then pieces entered for 74 of the tunes. Compositions were entered at, I believe, three different times. The pieces marked below with (*) were entered earliest, probably ca. 1954. Judging by calligraphic evidence, the ÒSingen am KlavierÓ settings were entered last, probably around 1983-84, while the remaining pieces seem to have been written about 1978 (which is probably when this collection was assigned its opus number and the dedication to Matthias and Helga).

                  Contents:

 

No.

EKG

Chorale

V

I

S

B

 

 

V=Vorspiel (Prelude)

 

 

 

 

 

 

I=Intonation

 

 

 

 

 

 

S=Singen am Klavier (Accompaniment--usually 2 settings, one w/ c.f. in sopr., one w/ c.f. in inner or bottom voice)

 

 

 

 

 

 

B=Begleitsatz (Accompaniment)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

No.

EKG

Chorale

V

I

S

B

 

 

volume 1:

 

 

 

 

1

168

Ach Gott und Herr

 

 

2

 

2

177

Ach Gott vom Himmel

 

 

2

 

3

327

Ach wie flŸchtig

1

 

2

 

4

131

Allein Gott in der Hšh sei Ehr

 

 

2

 

6

329

Alle Menschen mŸssen sterben

1

 

 

 

8

336

All Morgen ist ganz frisch und neu

 

 

2

 

9

35

Also liebt Gott die arge Welt

1

 

 

 

10

8

Auf, auf, ihr Reichsgenossen

1

 

 

 

17

294

Befiehl du deine Wege

 

 

2

 

18

162

Brich uns, Herr, das Brot

1

 

2

 

20

212

Christe, Du Beistand

   (= opus 9 no. 16d)

1*

1*

 

 

21

354

Christe, Du bist der helle Tag

 

 

 

1

23

72

Christe, Du Schšpfer aller Welt

1

 

 

 

26

76

Christ lag in Todesbanden

 

 

2

 

29

56

Christus, der uns selig macht

1*

1*

 

 

35

20

Den die Hirten lobeten sehre (Resonet in laudibus)

   (from opus 2 no. 3)

1

 

 

 

37

178

Der Herr ist mein getreuer Hirt

1

1

 

 

42

351

Der Tag ist seiner Hšhe nah

1

 

 

 

43

369

Die ganze Welt, Herr Jesu Christ

1

 

 

 

45

339

Die helle Sonn leucht jetzt herfŸr

     (also publ. in The Master Organ Works of Jan Bender, vol. 1, ed. David Fienen. Concordia 2005. 97-7098)

1

 

 

 

46

356

Die Nacht ist kommen

1

 

 

 

242

406

Eines wŸnsch ich mir

   (copied from vol. 3)

1

 

 

 

57

259

Eins ist Not

     (also publ. in The Master Organ Works of Jan Bender, vol. 1, ed. David Fienen. Concordia 2005. 97-7098)

1

 

 

 

61

78

Erstanden ist der heilig Christ (= opus 9 no. 16a)

1*

1*

 

 

69

54

Es sind doch alle selig, die

 

 

 

1

73

319

Freu Dich sehr, o meine Seele (the intonation = opus 9 no. 16f)

     (also publ. in The Master Organ Works of Jan Bender, vol. 1, ed. David Fienen. Concordia 2005. 97-7098)

1*

1*

 

 

76

27

Fršhlich soll mein Herze springen (=opus 29 no. 22)

1

 

 

 

78

15

Gelobet seist Du, Jesu Christ

 

 

2

 

79

79

Gelobt sei Gott im hšchsten Thron

     (also publ. in The Master Organ Works of Jan Bender, vol. 1, ed. David Fienen. Concordia 2005. 97-7098)

1

 

 

 

80

92

Gen Himmel zufgefahren ist

1

 

 

 

83

109

Gott der Vater, wohn uns bei

   (= op. 32 no. 10)

 

 

 

1

84

345

Gott des Himmels und der Erden

 

 

 

1

86

163

Gott sei gelobet

   (= opus 9 no. 16b)

1*

1*

 

 

93

158

Herr Jesu Christ, Du hšchstes Gut

   (one from op. 9 no. 11f)

1

 

 

1

244

426

Herr, wir stehen Hand in Hand (copied from vol. 3)

1

 

 

 

96

311

Herzlich tut mich erfreuen

   (= opus 9 no. 16e)

1*

1*

 

 

98

60

Herzliebster Jesu

 

 

2

 

100

116

Heut singt die liebe Christenheit

 

 

2

 

                                                                                                                                                                  

No.

EKG

Chorale

V

I

S

B

 

 

volume 2:

 

 

 

 

103

355

Hinunter ist der Sonnen Schein

1

 

 

 

104

342

Ich dank Dir schon

 

1*

 

 

107

244

Ich ruf zu Dir, Herr Jesu Christ

   (tune: Mein schšnste Zier; different text)

2

 

 

 

112

272

Ich will, solang ich lebe

1*

 

 

 

114

165

Im Frieden Dein

1*

1*

 

 

115

179

In Dich hab ich gehoffet, Herr

   (= opus 9 no. 16g)

1*

1*

 

 

116

288

In Dir ist Freude

 

 

2

 

126

39

Jesu, nun sei gepreiset

 

 

2

 

130

330

Jesus, meine Zuversicht (SpŠtere Form)

   (also publ. in The Master Organ Works of Jan Bender, vol. 2, ed. David Fienen. Concordia 2005. 97-7099)

1*

 

 

 

131

97

Komm, Gott Schšpfer, Heiliger Geist

     (also publ. in The Master Organ Works of Jan Bender, vol. 1, ed. David Fienen. Concordia 2005. 97-7098)

1

1

 

 

136

245

Kommt her zu mir, spricht Gottes Sohn

   (Bgltstz.=op. 9 no. 23d)

 

1*

 

1

141

234

Lobe den Herren, den mŠchtigen Kšnig

     (also publ. in The Master Organ Works of Jan Bender, vol. 1, ed. David Fienen. Concordia 2005. 97-7098)

1*

 

2

 

143

347

Lobet den Herren, alle, die ihn ehren

   (also publ. in The Master Organ Works of Jan Bender, vol. 2, ed. David Fienen. Concordia 2005. 97-7099)

1

 

 

 

152

358

Mein schšnste Zier

1

 

 

 

160

231

Nun danket all und bringet Her

 

 

2

 

163

1

Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland

1

 

 

1

166

188

Nun lob, mein Seel, den Herren

 

 

 

1

168

364

Nun sich der Tag geendet hat

1

 

 

 

169

26

Nun singet und seid froh

     (also publ. in The Master Organ Works of Jan Bender, vol. 1, ed. David Fienen. Concordia 2005. 97-7098)

1*

 

 

 

171

225

O Christenheit, sei hoch erfreut

1

 

 

 

184

203

O Kšnig Jesu Christe

   (= opus 9 no. 16c)

1

1

 

 

187

47

O s٤er Herre Jesu Christ

1

 

2

 

194

233

Sei Lob und Ehr dem hšchsten Gott

1*

 

 

1

198

338

Steht auf, ihr lb. Kinderlein

 

 

2

 

199

176

Straf mich nicht in Deinem Zorn

 

 

2

 

                                                                                                                                                                  

No.

EKG

Chorale

V

I

S

B

 

 

volume 3:

 

 

 

 

201

13

Tršstet, tršstet, spricht der Herr

1

 

 

 

204

241

Vater unser im Himmelreich (from opus 25)

1

 

 

1

217

360

Werde munter, mein GemŸte

1

 

 

 

218

307

Wer kann der Treu vergessen

1

 

 

 

220

331

Wer weiss, wie nahe mir mein Ende

1

 

 

 

223

48

Wie schšn leuchtet der Morgenstern

 

 

2

 

226

59

Wir danken dir, Herr Jesu Christ, da§ du fŸr uns

2

 

2

 

230

82

Wir wollen alle fršhlich sein

1

 

 

 

242

406

Eines wŸnsch ich mir (an alternate, shorter ending is notated for use as an Intonation)

1*

(1)

 

 

244

426

Herr, wir stehen Hand in Hand

1*

1*

 

1*

255

 

Schšnster Herr Jesu

   (SBH version)

 

 

2

 

263

445

Wir dienen, Herr, um Keinen Lohn

2

 

 

 

 

247

Herzlich lieb hab ich Dich, o Herr (from opus 32 no. 23, with vocal descant)

 

 

 

1

 

 

Hochgelobet seist Du, Jesu Christe (c.f. from ÒNeuen LiedÓ--1st setting w/ chant-like accomp., 2nd setting more elaborate with intro. and Zwischenspielen)

 

 

 

2

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Opus 75b

    L.B.W.; A piano edition for the christian home

         unpublished (as of September 2005)

         manuscript in 35 vols.

             802 piano settings of all LBW hymns

                      most have two settings, one w/ c.f. in soprano, other w/ c.f. in lower voice.

                      Written between Feb. 10, 1984 and Feb. 24, 1985.

 

    Klavier-Choralbuch fŸr den Hausgebrauch

         unpublished (as of September 2005)

         manuscript in 7 vols.

             Excerpts from Opus 75b of the 78 tunes which also appear in EKG.

    [The original title, crossed out and pasted over:] Auszug der deutschen Melodien aus dem LBW (Lutheran Book of Worship, USA) FŸr Klavier bearbeitet von Jan Bender. Op. 75

     BenderÕs Nachwort (postscript) is reproduced below:

 

     (The principal behind this seemingly completely arbitrary collection of chorales from the Evangelisches Kirchengesangbuch becomes clear when one knows that the same melodies treated here are also sung and played by American Lutherans from their Lutheran Book of Worship.

     It is hoped that a keyboard edition might encourage the playing of the wealth of songs at home, as well—not only for the player, but also for the household to sing.

     The composer wishes all musicians much joy and satisfaction, since their engagement is about the Òpraise of God and the uplifting of the soul.Ó)

 

Postscript to Klavier-Choralbuch fŸr den Hausgebrauch, opus 75b

 

Opus 76

   A Letter of Anne Frank

         unpublished (as of September 2005)

             choir SATB, S solo, flute, strings

             Dutch and English texts

             Text: letter of Feb. 12., 1944 from Anne Frank to Kitty

                      Dedicated to the Ohio Youth Chorale

                      Completed Jan. 31, 1978

    First performance: Aug. 8, 1978 in the Waalse Kerk, Amsterdam, by the Ohio Youth Chorale.

                                                                       

Opus 77

   Vier Lieder

         H. Constabel, Hademarschen, 1982.

             S (or T) solo, piano

             songs

             Texts by Else Limbach Daniel

             Contents:

                  Stille WŸnsche

                  Verweht

                  Zweifel

                  Gebet

                                                                       

Opus 78

   5 Festival Preludes on Easter Hymns

         Concordia, 1979. 97-5495

         (also publ. in The Master Organ Works of Jan Bender, vol. 4, ed. David Fienen. Concordia 2005. 97-7101)

             organ

             preludes and settings

             11 movements

             Contents:

                  Vruechten

                  Gaudeamus pariter

                  Sonne der Gerechtigkeit

                  Jesus, meine Zuversicht

                  Duke Street

                      Composed: 1978

                                                                       

Opus 79a

   Wir haben Arme und Beine

         unpublished (as of September 2005)

             piano

             Alten-TŠnze (there were supposed to be 6, but only this one was written)

                      Composed: July, 1979 for his sister-in law, Elizabeth (Lies) Peters, a dance instructor.

     Exercise music w/ instructions for the elderly.

— — — — — — — — — — — — —

Opus 79b

   32 Klavier-ChoralsŠtze

         unpublished (as of September 2005)

             easy keyboard settings of 32 selected hymns from EKG

     Ò32 ChoralsŠtze fŸr Klavier fŸr meine Frau Charlotte.Ó

                                --Jan Bender Werkverzeichnis 4

 

Opus 80

   Geburtstagsmarsch fŸr . . .

         unpublished (as of September 2005)

             piano

             March with Trio

             2 movements

            ÒGeburtstagmarsch fŸr Vater

            Komponiert von Onkel Jan

            gespielt von Gisela.

            zum 5.4.1972.Ó           

            [this title is crossed out!]

                                                                                                            -- title page, autograph score

     [this would be for Mannfred Peters, CharlotteÕs oldest brother, who lives in Pinneberg - 11.9.97]