26th April 1822
24th September 1868
Jan Albert van Eijken 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.