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date: 14 November 2019

Ekengren, Jonas locked

  • Gösta Morin

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(b 1736; d 1793). Swedish organ builder. By profession a chair maker based in Stockholm and apparently self-taught in organ building, he became the most successful organ builder in central Sweden in the late 18th century. His style resembles that of his contemporaries Pehr Niclas Forsberg (1733–98), Olof Schwan (1744–1812), and Pehr Strand (1756–1826). Between 1766 and his death Ekengren built about 30 organs, of which examples survive at Yttergran, Uppsala province (1776); Börringe, Malmöhus province (1786); and Båstad, Malmöhus province (1792; positioned in the church porch). The organ built for Films Church, Uppsala province (1777), was moved in 1962 to Seglora Church, Stockholm. In 1788 Ekengren apparently installed and partly rebuilt a 1690 George Woytzig organ in the Fresta parish church. His organ for Östra Ryd (1781) has embossed paper key fronts incorporating the initials I E G. A 20-note barrel organ of his (...

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