In 1942, Maestro Nazario Carlo Bellandi obtained the Diploma in Composition at the Conservatory of St Cecilia in Rome. Two years later he obtained the Diploma in Piano at the same Conservatory. In 1946 he specialized in Choral Conducting and in Film Music Composition at the Roman Academy of St Cecilia. In 1947 he got the Diploma in Gregorian Chant at the Pontifical Institute of Sacred Music. In 1948 he obtained the Diploma in Organ and Organ Composition at the Conservatory of St Cecilia. In 1949 he was awarded the Magistrum in Organ at the Pontifical Institute of Sacred Music and the specialization in Organ at the Academy Chigiana of Siena, Italy. He also specialized in Musical Paleography at the University of Bologna, Italy. He also studied at the Conservatory of Palermo and the Conservatory of Parma. He studied with Renzo Silvestri (piano), Ferruccio Vignanelli and Fernando Germani (organ), and Alessandro Bustini (composition). He was a fellow student for several years of Carlo Maria Giulini, Bruno Maderna, Armando Renzi, and Guido Turchi.


From 1949 to 1989/90, Maestro Bellandi taught for 40 consecutive years. For the first 25 years he held the Chair of Professor of Organ and Organ Composition at the Conservatory of Santa Cecilia in Rome, Italy. Since 1974 he was Professor of Composition at the same Conservatory. He also held the chair of Professor of Main Organ, Harmony, and Counterpoint. He also held the Chair of Complementary Harmony and Counterpoint at the Conservatory of Naples and taught at the Institute St. Alessio in Rome. He received several other nominations for teaching: piano for the Conservatory of Turin, Gregorian Chant for the Conservatory of Bologna, Harmony and Counterpoint for the conservatory in Naples, 2nd place in the national ranking of qualified Professors for the teaching of the Harpsichord and Organ and Organ Composition for the conservatories in Cagliari and in Rome.

Works for Organ for Teaching Purposes

  • Canonical Variations for Organ
  • Method of Study of Organ Pedalboard
  • The Canonical Composition for Fixed Part, Guide to the Canon: Canonical 24 Variations for Organ
  • School of Organ and Organ Composition: Variations, Fugues, Sonatas
  • Fugues for Organ for the Study of Organ Composition
  • Chorales for Organ based on Bach for the Study of Organ Composition
  • Meditations on Gregorian Chants for the Study of Organ Composition (Homage to Frescobaldi)
  • Three Motets for Solo Voice and Organ
  • Motet for Solo Voice and Organ
  • Prelude and Fugue in G Minor for Organ for the Study of the Chromatic Scale
  • Prelude and Fugue for Organ in C
  • Prelude and Fugue for Organ in F minor
  • Short Fugue

Works for Organ

  • I Organ Sonata (Chorale, Variations and Canonical Fugue)
  • II Organ Sonata in Four Movements
  • III Organ Sonata in Four Movements
  • Eucharist Symphony in Four Movements
  • Ecumenical Symphony for Choir and Organ
  • Fugue for Organ on the Name of BACH
  • Gloria for Choir and Organ
  • Offertory for Choir and Organ
  • Sonata
  • Fugue
  • The Rose of May, for Organ, Choir and Soloists
  • Mass for Four voices Choir and Organ with Italian Text for the Proper of the Mass of Saints Peter and Paul, Apostles
  • Salve Regina, for Solo Contralto and Organ
  • Ave Maria
  • Sancta Maria
  • Welcome the Newlyweds

Works for Piano

  • I Allegro of Sonata for Violin and Piano
  • II Allegro of Sonata for Violin and Piano
  • Adagio and Allegro in Eb for Piano
  • Sonata for Piano in One Movement

Works for Choir, Orchestra, and Other Instruments

  • The Rosary in Music
  • Canticle of the Creatures for Mixed Choir, Soloists, Strings and Percussion, on Text by St. Francis
  • The Lament of the Madonna (Lauda Drama, Music for Orchestra, Soloists and Choir, with Text by Jacopone da Todi)
  • Prelude and Fugue for Strings
  • Introduction, “Mescolanze” and Fugue in C for String Quartet
  • Fugue for String Quartet
  • Quartet in Bb for Strings
  • Quartet
  • Processional Hymn "Holy Mary Mother of Peace"
  • "Metamorphosis": Allegro - Adagio – Recitative for Small Orchestra
  • Madrigal for Five Voices
  • Two Madrigals for Three Voices
  • Adagio and Scherzo for Small Orchestra (Variations on a Theme by Robert Schumann)
  • Waltz

Scientific Studies and Essays

  • Canonical Tables
  • Aspects of Bach's Organ music
  • Analysis of Gregorian Chants
  • Symphony in Four Movements: Rhythm, Tritone, Sound and Word, with Music towards Unity
  • Topics for the Theoretical and Practical Knowledge of Music and Musical Composition


Among other concerts, he was a fine scholar and performer of music by J. S. Bach. He also performed the complete works for organ by Cesar Franck.