13 December 1931
Essen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
11 December 2015 (aged 83)
Wolfgang Stockmeier is a German composer, organist and teacher.
He studied from 1951 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.
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