Paul Weckhoven

Biography

Hallo, my name is Paul Weckhoven,

and I was born in 1946 in Germany, and I studied how to play organ & to play piano, to improvise, to conduct and of course theory and composition, and in music educations as well at several music universities here in Germany.

  Many favourite instruments are piano and organ as well.But I also like chamber music, choir music, orchestra music  and  classroom music very much.

During my long life of working and teaching [:-)]  I was organist and choirmaster for many years at several places here in Germany.
And in a sideline of freelanced I taught students at different colleges and music colleges, and I played many organ concerts as in Europe and as in the United States. Playing the organ or the harpsichord I was also envolved in many services for the boardcasting. But I also worked as a music teacher at different schools and as a piano teacher as well.

Personally I prefer the music from France, from England from the States and of course from Germany, from Italy. and from Austria,too. my favorites are the 17th, 18th, 19th and the early 20th centuries. J.S. Bach, D. Buxtehude, Th. Dubois, C. Franck, E. Gigout, F.A. Guilmant, W.A. Mozart, F. Boely, C. Saint-Saens. L.Vierne, Ch.-M.Widor are my special favorites like "top 10".

But today I enjoy it being retired, and besides of playing some organ concerts now I have plenty of time to compose to edit organ music and piano music as to publish all kind of music as to found oder to find most interesting music in different music stores whilst traveling across Europe during the years since 1970.
And some of my "organ music treasures" and "piano music treasures" I will publish together with my closed friends like Johannes Apfelroth. 
Many of these music pieces had been composed for the harmonium especially for very small catholic churches of France, which did not have cash to buy a big pipe organ.
All these - most unknown - music pieces for the harmonium, first published 100 years (or much earlier) ago, I arranged for the pipe organ and gave them in addition also one separate pedal line. And especially these unknown music pieces I played very often during church services, because they are not difficult to play. And also very often I added these music pieces to my organ concert programmas to having more varietes and more musical colours in the compiled music there.

And I also have friends, which are is a akkordeon teachers and which are also playing in a mixed akkordeon ensemble.
They love organ music very much, but they can not play the organ. So I arranged some organ pieces for their akkordeon ensemble. - And they realized these music pieces by great success during their performances.

And now I do publish them either here step by step by practicing with my new Sibelius software or by Finale softwares for different publishings.
Sibelius softwares are very interesting, because they are very much different to other notation softwares. But they also need plenty of time to learning it and to realizing it as well.

In case of interest or in case of questions or in case of problems [or in case you could help me], please, do not hesitate to email me personally: Paul . Weckhoven @ plein - jeu . net
And I will answer you as soon as possible. Please hide the free spaces of the email adress, thank you.

     
  Paul Weckhoven