Lothar Bandermann


Lothar Bandermann was born June 25, 1936 in into a coal miner's family of seven children near Dortmund, Germany. After elementary and Gymnasium (high school) education he began studying Physics at the University of Göttingen. He emigrated to Canada in 1958 and worked in Montreal as a lab technician in pharmaceutical research. He emigrated to the United States in 1960 and continued the study of Physics at the University of California at Berkeley, obtaining a BA in 1963. He received a Ph.D. degree in Space Physics from the University of Maryland in 1967. He conducted astronomy research and taught at the University of Hawaii until 1978 and then worked as an aerospace scientist at Lockheed Martin in the San Francisco Bay area. Since his retirement in 1998 he has devoted himself to music. In Hawaii he married in 1970 Billie Lanier Reeves, voice teacher and choir director, and they have three grown children and seven grand children. Lothar began piano studies at age 9 and started playing the organ in his Catholic church in Germany at age 15. He has held various organist positions since then and is currently Parish Organist at St. Joseph of Cupertino Catholic Church in Cupertino, California and active in the San Jose chapter of the American Guild of Organists. He has composed numerous sacred works for piano, organ, voice and choir including a requiem (Latin) for solo, chorus, organ and orchestra. Recordings of nearly all his compositions may be heard at: www.lotharbandermann.com



Works available from Zimbel Press:
(Full information about each work is available from the catalogue pages.)

#80101360 -- Reflections on the Life of Jesus Christ for organ
#80101361 -- An American Experience for organ
#80101362 -- Triptych on a Theme by Robert Schumann for organ
#80101379 -- Litanies for organ