Volckmar, Wilhelm Valentin

1812-1887

 

Organist and composer; born at Hersfeld. He received his first instruction on organ and piano from his father and studied the violin under Lüpke, at Bückeburg. He was appointed professor of music in the seminary at Homberg, near Cassel, in 1835. He graduated at the University at Marburg, and received the title of Royal music-director from the King of Wurtemburg, and the gold medal for art and science from the Duke of Coburg. He was a member of several societies, among them the Societe Royale des Beaux Arts of Ghent. His works comprise twenty organ sonatas, several organ concertos, symphony for organ, prgelschule, Schule der Gelaufigkeit fur die Orgel, piano and violin compositions, songs and hymns.