Paul Weckhoven

Arrangeur, Composer, Organist. Choirmaster, Editor, Publisher

Hallo, welcome on my website,

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

Many favourite instruments are piano and organ as well.
But I also like chamber 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 and to editing organ music and piano music I found 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 for different publishing companies.
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.

All my files are done by Finale-Software.

Paul Weckhoven


Sheet Music



14 Nov 2014
Leider werden hier nun doch keine Musikstücke zum Klassenmusizieren eingestellt. Ich habe mich mit meinem Kollegen Johannes Apfelroth darauf verständigt, dass auch meine Beiträge zum Klassenmusizieren bei ihm ebenfalls gebündelt eingestellt werden: Johannes Apfelroth trifft übrigens gerade die ersten, sehr aufwendigen Vorbereitungsarbeiten (Anlage einer umfangreichen Materialsammlung), um eine modulare online-Klavierschule zu erarbeiten und aufzubauen. Die ersten ...
14 Nov 2014
Laudate Dominum 1
Da ich bisher keine entsprechenden, passenden Print-Erzeugnisse in den Musik- und/oder online-Läden gefunden habe, werde ich im Jahre 2013 einen eigenen, mindestens achtteiligen Projektkurs "Kirchenlied-Begleitung" für den Selbstunterricht entwickeln, der Organistinnen und Organisten auf einfache Art und Weise befähigen kann, Kirchenlieder mit bis zu 3 Vorzeichnungen mit einfachen Mitteln und dennoch abwechslungsreich nach der Kirchengesangbuchvorlage zu begleiten, ohne weiterhin auf die sogenannten ...
27 Feb 2012
Liedbegleitung am Klavier
Mit großer Freude habe ich soeben vernommen, dass mein Kollege Johannes Apfelroth auch seinerseits einen Projektkurs "Liedbegleitung am Klavier" (Arbeitstitel) plant. Weitere Einzelheiten wird er wohl in Kürze auf seiner URL veröffentlichen: