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Bertus Frederick Polman Collection

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Bertus Frederick Polman Collection, 1972-1981 | Heritage Hall, Hekman Library

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Title: Bertus Frederick Polman Collection, 1972-1981

ID: COLL/196

Primary Creator: Polman, Bertus Frederick (1945-2013)

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Abstract

Professor of music at Redeemer College, Ancaster, Ontario, Canada, and Calvin College. The collection includes a thesis entitled "Church Music and Liturgy in the Christian Reformed Church of North America," plus the correspondence relating to the research of the dissertation.

Biographical Note

Bertus Frederick Polman served as professor of music at Calvin College and chair of the Music Department. He attended Dordt College earning his BA in 1968. He went on to earn his MA and PhD in musicology at the University of Minnesota. He served as a professor of music at Redeemer College in Ancaster, Ontario.

Professor Polman offered courses in music theory, music history, music literature and worship, as well as Canadian Native studies. His research focus and specialty was in Christian hymnody. He also was a talented organist, playing at Bethel Christian Reformed Church. He also contributed to journals such as The Hymn and Reformed Worship. He was co-editor of the Psalter Hymnal Handbook, and was involved with the preparations for Songs for Life and Sing! A New Creation publications. Professor Polman died on July 1, 2013 leaving behind his wife, Betty, 3 children, and grandchildren.


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Folder 1: Psalter Hymnal Arrangements (Vol I Vocal) by Dale Grotenhuis
Folder 2: Psalter Hymnal Arrangements (Vol I Instrumental) by Dale Grotenhuis
Folder 3: Psalter Hymnal Arrangements (Vol II Vocal) by Dale Grotenhuis
Folder 4: Psalter Hymnal Arrangements (Vol II Instrumental) by Dale Grotenhuis
Folder 5: Hymns and Descants for the Psalter Hymnal (Vol III)
Folder 6: Hymns and Descants for the Psalter Hymnal (Vol IV)
Folder 7: Vocal and Trumpet Descants for the 1987 Psalter Hymnal by Dale Grotenhuis
Folder 8: Interdisciplinary Studies: Living the Magnificat --- 2008
Folder 9: Interdisciplinary Studies: Living the Psalms --- 2013
Folder 10: Lecture Series: Artful Music in Paradise: The Paradox of American Popular Song
Folder 11: Lecture: Christian Musicology, Dordt College --- 1973
Folder 12: Lectures: The Book of Esther, Milk and House Festival, Redeemer College --- 1998
Folder 13: Lectures: The Book of Ruth, Milk and House Festival, Redeemer College --- 2002
Folder 14: Lecture: Mary: From Madonna to Magnificat—A Symphony in Four Movements --- 1992
Folder 15: Tenth Colloquium on Calvin and Calvin Studies, Calvin and Spirituality --- 1995
Folder 16: Cantata: A Christmas Celebration by Dale Grotenhuis
Folder 17: Cantata: Christians, Be Joyful by Dale Grotenhuis
Folder 18: Cantata: Glad Tidings by Dale Grotenhuis
Folder 19: The Liturgical Year
Folder 20: Sesquicentennial Song Winner: Bert Polman, God We Sing Your Glorious Praises (Grace Through Every Generation) --- 2007
Folder 21: Seminar: Singing What We Believe --- 2012
Folder 22: Chorale Anthems by Jean Pasquet (Vol I)
Folder 23: Chorale Anthems by Jean Pasquet (Vol II)

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