16th January 1865
8th August 1939
Gustav Beckmann was a Vocal-Teacher at the "Realgymnasium" Essen. 1894-1935 Chorus master of the Protestant Church Choir Essen-Altstadt. Founder of the Essen Bach-Choir. In 1906 he became "Königlicher Musikdirektor" (Royal Music Director). Editor and composer of organ and choir music.