Jan Bender 1909-1994

A Church Musician of the 20th Century

 

by David Fienen

July 2007


Biography

Catalog of Musical Compositions

Indexes

            Alphabetical Index

            Hymn Tune Index

            Liturgical Use Index

            Scripture Index           

Chronology

Bibliography


Catalog of Musical Compositions

 

Opus List


 

Opus 1-20 composed in Europe

Opus 1 – Auricher Singbüchlein

Opus 2 – Kleine Choralvorspiele

Opus 3 – Klaviermusik

Opus 4 – Die Weihnachtsgeschichte

Opus 5 – Vespers

Opus 6 – Works for America

Opus 7 – Works for Brass

Opus 8 – Sheet Music (Lose Blätter)

Opus 9 – Settings in Collections

Opus 10 – Two Cantatas

Opus 11 – Two Passions

Opus 12 – Ten English Motets

Opus 13 – Sing to the Lord a New Song

Opus 14-20

            Opus 14 – Introits for Lent and Holy Week

            Opus 15 – The Sentences for the Seasons

            Opus 16 – Te Deum laudamus

            Opus 17 – The Lord Is My Light and My Salvation

            Opus 18 – Psalm 130

            Opus 19 – Psalm 150

            Opus 20 – Come Holy Ghost (organ & brass/timpani)

 

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Opus 21-64 composed in America

            Opus 21-40 composed 1960-1965 at Seward, Nebraska

Opus 21-22

            Opus 21 – Salvation Unto Us Has Come

            Opus 22 – Tabulatura Americana

Opus 23-25

            Opus 23 – Motets for Male Choir

            Opus 24 – Motets for mixed-choir

            Opus 25 – organ partita: Our Father, Thou in Heaven Above

Opus 26 – Festival Preludes on Six Chorales

Opus 27-28

            Opus 27 – From Heaven High I Come to Earth

            Opus 28 – Three Cantatas

Opus 29 – Settings in Collections

Opus 30-31

            Opus 30 – Little Cantatas

            Opus 31 – Brevarium musicum

Opus 32 – Gospel Motets

Opus 33-35

            Opus 33 – Triptych for organ

            Opus 34 – Two Cantatas

            Opus 35 – The Beatitudes

Opus 36-37

            Opus 36 – Works for Germany

            Opus 37 – Mission Hymns & Works in Choral Series

Opus 38-40

            Opus 38 – Variations on a Theme by Hugo Distler

            Opus 39 – Sonatina for Violoncello and Piano

            Opus 40 – Hymns Settings for Worship Supplement and Lutheran Book of Worship

 

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            Opus 41-63 Composed 1965-1976 in USA at Wittenberg University

Opus 41-49

            Opus 41 – Introduction, Fugue and Variations on Kremser

            Opus 42 – Psalm 84

            Opus 43 – English Motets (opus 12 continued)

            Opus 44 – Music for Reformation Day

            Opus 45 – Mass in E

            Opus 46 – Mass in A

            Opus 47 – Partitas for organ

            Opus 48 – Order of Matins

            Opus 49 – Wedding Music

Opus 50-55

            Opus 50 – Triptych for double choir

            Opus 51 – Three Songs for Elizabeth Slocum

            Opus 52 – Missa pro organo

            Opus 53 – Single Settings (choral)

            Opus 54 – Concerto for keyboard and brass (timpani)

            Opus 55 – Experimentum organo

Opus 56 – Hymn Introductions

Opus 57-63

            Opus 57 – Quartet for woodwinds

            Opus 58 – A Cantata for Baptism

            Opus 59 – Improvisation for Beginners

            Opus 60 – Five New Hymns & Two Hymn Settings

            Opus 61 – Music for Handbells

            Opus 62 – Weihnachtsgeschichte

            Opus 63 – Works for Organ

 

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Opus 64-80 composed 1976-1979 in Hanerau, Germany

Opus 64-74

            Opus 64 – Missa brevis in canone á 2 vocibus

            Opus 65 – Variationen für Klarinette und Klavier

            Opus 66 – [18th Century] Chorale Preludes for Organ or Keyboard Instrument (ed. Jan Bender)

            Opus 67 – Hanerauer Motetten

            Opus 68 – Psalm 23

            Opus 69 – 6 Variations for Piano on a theme by Beethoven

            Opus 70 – Fantasy on Sine nomine

            Opus 71 – 12 Hymn Introductions and Settings

            Opus 72 – Psalm 103

            Opus 73 – 12 Winzlinge für Klavier

            Opus 74 – Six Variations for Organ on “Fortitudo”

Opus 75-80

            Opus 75a – Choralintonationen und –vorspiele zum EKG

            Opus 75b – LBW; A piano edition for the Christian home

                        Klavier-Choralbuch für den Hausgebrauch

            Opus 76 – A Letter of Anne Frank

            Opus 77 – Vier Lieder

            Opus 78 – 5 Festival Preludes on Easter Hymns

            Opus 79a – Wir haben Arme und Beine

            Opus 79b – 32 Klavier-Choralsätze

            Opus 80 – Geburtstagsmarsch für …

 

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Opus 81-85 composed 1979-81 in USA at Gustavus Adolphus College

Opus 81-85

            Opus 81 – Partita on “Oh God, Our Help in Ages Past”

            Opus 82 – A Little Lenten Cantata on “Herzliebster Jesu”

            Opus 83 – Keyboard Accompaniment for Giuseppe Tartini’s “Art of Bowing”

            Opus 84 – Sonata for Organ

            Opus 85 – Granlund Cantata

 

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Opus 86-114 composed 1981-1989 in Hanerau, Germany

Opus 86-95

            Opus 86 – The Rapture “As the lightning cometh”

            Opus 87 – Variations on “Slane” (violin/organ)

            Opus 88 – Music for Brass

            Opus 89 – Psalm 92

            Opus 90 – Nederlandtsche gedenck-clancken (piano)

            Opus 91 – Plattdeutsche Sätze für Männerchor

            Opus 92 – Lieder für den Glockenchor

            Opus 93 – Two choral works

            Opus 94 – Variationen über ein Volkslied

            Opus 95 – Motets for Male Choir

Opus 96-114

            Opus 96 – Choral Settings of Hymns, vol. 4

            Opus 97 – Jesus, Priceless Treasure (violin/organ)

            Ous 98 – Gott des Himmels und der Erden (violin/organ)

            Opus 99 – Christ lag in Todesbanden (violin/organ)

            Opus 100 – Duo für Violine und Viola

            Opus 101 – Vierhändig (Sonatine für Klavier in r Sätzen)

            Opus 102 – Partita on “How Brightly Shines the Morning Star”

            Opus 103 – Triumphant from the Grave

            Opus 104 – Der Segen des Herrn

            Opus 105 – Spiele, kleine Flöte, spiele

            Opus 106 – Kein schöner Land

            Opus 107 – Herbei, o ihr Gläubigen

            Opus 108 – When in the Hour of Deepest Need

            Opus 109 – Jesu, geh voran

            Opus 110 – [Chorale Preludes]

            Opus 111 – Nun danket alle Gott (2 trumpets/organ)

            Opus 112 – Andante und Tänzchen (piano)

            Opus 113 – Create in Me a Clean Heart, O God

            Opus 114 – Wenn der Herr die Gefangenen Zions erlösen wird

 

Works without Opus numbers

Without Opus Numbers

 

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