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Wolfgang Stockmeier (Organ)

Born: December 13, 1931 - Essen, Germany

The German composer, organist and teacher, Wolfgang Stockmeier, studied from 1951 school and church music as well as composition at the Kölner Musikhochschule. He continued his studies at the University of Köln, music science, German and philosophy (graduation as Doctor for philosophy).

Since 1960 Wolfgang Stockmeier taught at the Kölner Musikhochschule theory, organ and organ improvisation. In 1962 he was appointed as professor. In 1970 he was appointed as director of church music. In 1974 he took over, as successor of Michael Schneider, the directorship of the department for Evangelist church music. He taught also in Düsseldorf and Herford.

Wolfgang Stockmeier has given so far nearly 3,000 organ concerts and has published about 150 works. He has recorded the complete organ works of J.S. Bach, organ works of Johann Nepomuk David, Sigfrid Karg-Elert, Ernst Pepping, Josef Rheinberger, Samuel Scheidt and Johann Gottfried Walther, and the 8th Symphony of Charles Maria Widor.

Works

Writings:
Die Programmmusik (1970)
Musikalische
Formprinzipien (1976)
Die deutsche Orgelsonate der Gegenwart (1958)

Compositions (Selection):
Verwandlung einer Collage (1992)
Sechs Praeludien for organ (2003)
Toccata VII for organ
Sentiment (2005)
Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland (Advent Motet) (2003)

 

Source: German Wikipedia Website, English translation by Aryeh Oron (October 2007)
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (October 2007)

Wolfgang Stockmeier: Short Biography | Recordings of Instrumental Works

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Wolfgang Stockmeier (Wikipedia) [German]

 

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