Reinken, Johann Adam



Organist; born at Deventer, Holland; was a pupil of Sweelinck in Amsterdam, and in 1858 became the assistant, and, in 1863, the successor of Scheidemann as organist of St. Catherine's Church at Hamburg, which position he held till his death. He was prominent among North German organists, and had a great reputation as a virtuoso. J. S. Bach walked from Lüneburg to Hamburg to hear Reinken play. His compositions include a Hortus musicus, produced at Hamburg in 1704. In manuscript there are two arrangements of chorales, and a toccata for organ; also two variations for clavier.