Bender, Jan Oskar 3.feb.1909-29.dec.1994 Netherlands, Haarlem - Germany Holstein, Hanerau
organist, 1922 moved with his mother to Lubeck Germany, 1929 studied organ with Walter Kraft in Lubeck and 1930-1933 with Karl Straube in Leipzig, composition, conducting and theory with Kurt Thomas, 1933-1934 studied with Sem Dresden in Amsterdam, 24.jul.1934 became naturalized German, 1934-1935 studied with Hugo Distler in Lubeck, 1934-1936 organist of St Gertrud in Lubeck, 1.jan.1937-20.apr.1937 imprisoned at Sachsenhausen concentration camp, 1937-1952 cantor/organist at the Lambertikirche in Aurich Ostfriesland, 1953-1960 cantor/organist of St Michael in Luneburg, 2.apr.1956 first visit to the USA, 1956-1961 visiting professor and organist at Valparaiso University Indiana, 1959 visiting professor at the University of Denver, 1960 emigrated and settled in Seward Nebraska to become teacher at Concordia Teachers College, 1965-1976 professor at Wittenberg University in Springfield Ohio, 1975 residing at 164 West College Avenue Springfield, 1976 retired to Hanerau Germany, 1979 visiting professor at Valparaiso University, 1979-1981 at Gustavus Adolphus College in St Peter Minnesota, 1982 at Lutheran Theological Seminary in Columbia South Carolina ; son of piano dealer Herman Bender (2.jun.1870-18.aug.1908 Haarlem) and Margarethe Schindler (Lubeck 23.feb.1874-22.jul.1951) ; 21.jun.1939 in Heiligenstedten he married Charlotte Elisabeth Peters (Heiligenstedten 27.dec.1914-2.mar.2002 Hanerau)

Title Parts

for a complete list of his 114 opus numbers and over 2500 compositions see: David Fienen
[] String quartet in d. Lubeck 1928
[] Auricher singbuchlein, 122 chorale settings for SA or SAB voices. op1
[] Toccata, aria und fugue. Organ. 1956. op6/1
[] 20 Short pieces. Organ. 1956. op6/2
[] Palm Sunday Processional on All glory laud and honor. Organ. 1956. op6/3
[] Johannes Passion. Soloists, choir and orchestra. 1958
[] Psalm 51. Motet. Choir. 1961
[] Psalm 150. 5vv Choir and brass. op19
[] Passion according to Saint Mark. Tenor, baritone, bass, mixed choir and harpsichord. 1962. op11/1
[] St Louis cantata. For the Lutheran Church service. 1964
[] Baptism cantata. Choir and violin
Cleveland Lutheran a Capella Choir, Gary Bunge / Jan Bender. Trinity Lutheran Church, Cleveland 23may1976

[] Wenn der Herr die gefangenen Zions erlosen wird. Hanerau 1989. op114
[] Come down, o love divine. Organ
[] Cello sonata
[] Concerto for brass and timpani
[] Woodwind quartet
[] The Crucifixion. Choir
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