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Jacob van Eyck (Composer)

Born: 1590, Heusden, Netherlands

Died: 26th March 1657, Utrecht, Netherlands

Nationality: Dutch

Jonkheer Jacob van Eyck was a Dutch nobleman and musician. He was one of the best-known musicians in the Netherlands in the seventeenth century, working as a carillon player, organist, recorder virtuoso, and composer.

He was an expert in bell casting and tuning, and taught the Hemony brothers how to tune a carillon. Van Eyck is credited with developing the modern carillon together with the brothers in 1644, when they cast the first tuned carillon.

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