Jan Albert van Eijken
Jan Albert van Eijken (Amersfoort, April 29, 1823 - Elberfeld, September 24, 1868) was a Dutch composer and organist. He studied with his father, the town organist and then at the Leipzig Conservatorium in 1845-46. His younger brother was the better known Gerrit Jan van Eijken who later lived in London. Eijken's 1853 book of organ chorales was one of the first Dutch organ books to include introductions to psalms.
Works, editions and recordings
- Songs of Love and Death - Jan Albert van Eijken: Lieder op. 30 Nr. 2, 4;Lied op. 28, 2; Lieder op. 12 Nr. 3, 4,6; op 33 Nr. 3 & 4. with Gerrit Jan van Eijken Töne der Liebe aus dem hohen Lied op. 10; Gedichte op.8 Nr. 1 & 2; op. 11; Lieder op.6 2 & 3. Performed by Anne Grimm, Marcel Reijans, Geert Smits, Frans van Ruth. NM Classics, 1997.
- Cyclopedia of Music and Musicians: Easter-Mystéres ed. John Denison Champlin, William Foster Apthorp - 1899 "EYKEN (Eijken), JAN ALBERT VAN, born at Amersfoort, Netherlands, April 29, 1823, died at Elberfeld, Sept. 24, 1868. Organist, pupil of his father, Gerard van Eyken, organist ; subsequently at the Leipsic Conservatorium in 1845-46."
- Jolande van der Klis The essential guide to Dutch music: 100 composers and their work Amsterdam University Press 2000 p.117 "Gerrit Jan van Eijken AMERSFOORT, 5 MAY 1832 - LONDON, 22 MARCH 1879 Gerrit Jan van Eijken was not the only member of his family to pursue a career in music. His father Gerrit was organist and bell-ringer at the Great Church in Amersfoort ..."
- The Princeton Seminary bulletin: Princeton Theological Seminary - 2003 "These modest introductions eventually led to larger scale organ works published apart from the koraalboeken. Jan Albert van Eijken (1823-1868) composed a koraalboek in 1853 that exemplifies well the progression toward the inclusion of modest psalm introductions.11 In his psalm settings van Eijken continues to include interludes,"
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