Hamma, B. (Benjamin), 1831-
Born: 10/10/1831, Dreisslingen, Germany
Died: June 2, 1911 Friedlingen an der Donau, (or Stuttgart) Germany
Biography Brother of Fridolin and Franz Hamma, pupil at Stuttgart of the court chapelmaster Peter Joseph von Lindpaintner (1791–1856); then lived in Paris and Rome. In 1858 he went to Königsberg where he directed concert and singing societies in Koenigsberg until about 1871, when he went to Stuttgart, and became director of the Neue Musikschule. .In 1888 he went with his family to the United States. There he became music director of Church of Our Lady of Sorrows, Pitt Street, New York City, in Little Germany. While there, many of his sacred works were published by J, Fischer and Bro. and by Oliver Ditson. In 1904 he returned to Stuttgart, leaving his children behind. (His wife had apparently died earlier) He composed the opera, Zarrisco, many songs and part songs, and pianoforte pieces.
List of sacred works
- Adoro te devote, lost?
- Ave Maria und Salve Regina, Op. 31, SATB, Breslau: Hientzsch, 1871
- Ave Maria, SATB? OD 1897
- Ave maris stella, lost?
- Bone pastor, SATB, OD 1897
- Ecce panis angelorum, lost?
- Laetentur coeli, SATB, 1897
- Mass in honor of St. Dominic : for unison or two part chorus JFB
- Mass in honor of St. Francis SATB org/orch
- Mass in honor of St. George, TTBB, JFB 1907
- Mass in honor of the Blessed Sacrament, JFB 1892
- Mass in honor of the Sacred Heart of Jesus : for soprano, alto, (tenor and bass ad lib.) JFB 1909
- Missa a capella,op. 12, male voices. Eichstätt: Stillkrauth, 1883
- Missa pro Defunctis (1894), for mixed choir and organ or orchestra.
- Missa tertia, SATB (org) Eichstätt: Krüll, 1877
- O salutaris Hostia, solo and chorus
- Pange lingua, SATB, OD 1897
- Virgo virginum