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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)

Extent: 0.25 Cubic Feet. More info below.

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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: Paper: Contemporary Hymnody: After 1950
Folder 2: Paper: Hildegard von Bingen (1098-1179)
Folder 3: Paper: Illuminations of Hildegard of Bingen
Folder 4: Paper: From Calvin’s Monopoly to Goudimel’s Polphony --- 1996
Folder 5: Paper: The Magnificat in Worship and Concert
Folder 6: Calvin’s Theology of Music and Its Impact on the Genevan Psalter and The Development of the Calvinist Worship Service --- 1996
Folder 7: Psalm Festival: Knox College --- 2009
Folder 8: Songbook: Unity (Vol I)
Folder 9: Songbook: Breathe
Folder 10: Songbook: Never Gonna Stop
Folder 11: Songbook: Great and Marvelous
Folder 12: Songbook: That’s Why We Praise Him
Folder 13: Hymn Arrangement Scores by Albert Taekema
Folder 14: Worship Symposium: Praise and Worship Songs --- 2003
Folder 15: Worship Symposium --- 2007
Folder 16: Worship Symposium --- 2013
Folder 17: Worship Project: Vertical Habits
Folder 18: Presentation: Calvin @ 500 --- 2009

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