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Jan Albert van Eyken (Composer)

Born: April 29, 1823 - Amersfoort, the Netherlands
Died: September 24, 1868 - Elberfeld, the Netherlands

Dutch composer and organist, Jan Albert van Eyken [Eijken], studied with his father, the town organist and then at the Leipzig Conservatorium in 18451846. His younger brother was the better known Gerrit Jan van Eijken who later lived in London. Eyken's 1853 book of organ chorales was one of the first Dutch organ books to include introductions to psalms.

Works (partial list)

Organ:
Variationen über das niederländische Volkslied Wien Nërlandsch bloed, for organ, Op. 7
Three sonatas for organ:
- No. 1 in C minor, Op. 13
- No. 2 in D minor, Op. 15
- No. 3 in A minor, Op. 25
Toccata und Fuga über den Namen B.A.C.H, for organ, Op. 38

Choral:
Ouverture, entre-acte und Chöre zum Trauerspiel Lucifer, for soloist, choir & orchestra, Op. 40

Lieder:
Lieder Op. 6 (3)
Töne der Liebe aus dem hohen Lied, Op. 10 (w/ Gerrit Jan van Eijken)
Lieder Op. 11
Lieder Op. 12 (6)
Lieder Op. 28 (2)
Lieder Op. 30 (4)
Lieder Op 33 (4)
Gedichte Op. 8 (2)

Jan Albert van Eijken

Source: Wikipedia Website (October 2011); Bits & pieces from other sources
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (November 2011)

Jan Albert van Eyken: Short Biography | Arrangements/Transcriptions: Works | Recordings

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Jan Albert van Eijken (Wikipedia)

 

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