Emma Lou Diemer


A native of Kansas City, Missouri, Emma Lou Diemer received her degrees in music composition from the Yale School of Music (BM, MM) and the Eastman School of Music (Ph.D.). She studied further in Brussels on a Fulbright Scholarship and at Tanglewood. She is Professor Emeritus at the University of California, Santa Barbara where she taught composition and theory from 1971 to 1991. She has been composer-in-residence with the Santa Barbara Symphony, and is organist emerita at First Presbyterian Church in Santa Barbara. Her music has been published since 1957, and a number of her works are recorded. Diemer has received annual ASCAP awards since 1962 for performances and publications. Other recognition includes a Louisvlle Orchestra Student Award, a Ford Foundation Young Composers Grant for a 2-year composer-residency in the Arlington, VA schools, an NEA fellowship in electronic music, a Kennedy Center Friedheim award for her Concerto in One Movement for Piano, the American Guild of Organists Composer of the Year award, and a Mu Phi Epsilon Merit Award, plus numerous commissions.


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

#80101106 -- Variations on "Reformation" for organ
#80101108 -- In Hope We Sing: Alleluia for SATB choir and organ
#80101109 -- Bring Many Names for organ
#80101110 -- Variations on "Dove of Peace" for organ
#80101113 -- Variations on "Abide With Me" for organ
#80101114 -- Variations on "Rendez a Dieu" for organ
#80101139 -- Variations on "Coatue" for organ
#80101155 -- I Have Decided to Follow Jesus for organ
#80101158 -- Aria for organ
#80101173 -- Rejoice, Ye Pure in Heart for organ
#80101177 -- Celebrate the Journey: The Hymns of Emma Lou Diemer
#80101202 -- Ragtime for organ pedals alone
#80101203 -- Beneath the Cross for organ
#80101204 -- Toccata and Fugue for organ
#80101205 -- Variations on "Alleluia" for organ
#80101216 -- Celebration ("Marian's Piece") for organ
#80101218 -- United in Love: New Solos for Weddings (multi-composer collection)
#80101233 -- Odes on Beethoven's Ninth and Simple Gifts for organ
#80101237 -- I Danced in the Morning for organ
#80101268 -- Variations on "Old One Hundredth" for piano and organ
#80101269 -- Verses on the Birth of Christ for SATB choir, tubular chimes, and organ
#80101276 -- Time Pieces for trumpet and organ
#80101311 -- Three Carol Lullabies for organ
#80101313 -- Toccata on "Helmsley" for organ
#80101345 -- Triptych for organ