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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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Collection Overview

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.

Arrangement: Folder level description


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: Abba Father
Folder 2: Aurelia (tune): The Church’s One Foundation
Folder 3: Assurance (tune): Blessed Assurance
Folder 4: Aberystwyth (tune): Jesus Lover of My Soul
Folder 5: Abbot’s Leigh (tune): Lord You Give the Great Commission God is Here
Folder 6: Adestes Fidelis: O Come All Ye Faithful
Folder 7: Advent Medley (PsH 336 and 615) arr Bert Polman --- 2004
Folder 8: Alford (tune)
Folder 9: All Glory Be to Thee Most High
Folder 10: Alles ist an Gottes Segen
Folder 11: Afron (tune): Throned Upon the Awful Tree
Folder 12: All Saints New
Folder 13: Andre (tune) - When Israel Fled from Egypt Land
Folder 14: Antioch (tune): Joy to the World
Folder 15: AnWaserflussen Babylon (Tune): Ein Lammleinghet
Folder 16: Ar Hyd Y Nos (tune) - Go My Children For the Fruit of All Creation
Folder 17: Arirang (tune): Christ, You are the Fullness of God
Folder 18: I Will Arise
Folder 19: Arise, Shine, for Your Light is Come
Folder 20: Arnsberg (tune) - God Himself is with Us
Folder 21: As the Deer
Folder 22: Austria (tune): Glorious Things of Thee are Spoken
Folder 23: Ave Virgo Virginum (tune): Come Ye Faiithful, Raise the Strain
Folder 24: Away in a Manger
Folder 25: Azmon (tune): O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing
Folder 26: Beach Spring (tune): See the Conqueror Mounts in Triumph
Folder 27: Beacher (tune): Son of God Eternal Savior
Folder 28: Be Still and Know that I am God
Folder 29: Gift of Final Wheat
Folder 30: Blaenwern (tune): For Your Gift of the Spirit and Heavenly Hosts Heavenly Hosts
Folder 31: Blest Are They
Folder 32: Bradbury (tune): Savior Like a Shepherd Lead Us
Folder 33: Break Thou the Bread of Life
Folder 34: Bridegroom Tune): Like the Murmur of the Dove’s Song
Folder 35: Break Bread Together
Folder 36: Brother James’ Air (Tune): God the Father
Folder 37: Bryn Calfaria (tune)
Folder 38: Bunessan (tune): Morning Has Broken Baptized in Water
Folder 39: Cantad a Senor: Oh, Sing to the Lord
Folder 40: Celebration (tune): In the Presence of Your People
Folder 41: Chereponi (tune): Jesu, Jesu Fill Us with Your Love
Folder 42: Chesterfield (tune): Hark, the Glad Sound
Folder 43: Chickahoming
Folder 44: Jesus Loves the Little Children
Folder 45: Children Praying (tune): Lord, Listen to Your Children
Folder 46: Christ Arose (tune): Low in the Grave He Lay
Folder 47: Christe, du Lamm Gottes
Folder 48: Christe Sanctorum
Folder 49: Christ ist Erstrden (tune): Christ the Lord is Risen Again, Christ the Lord Ascends to Reign Christ is Risen
Folder 50: Christ Lay in Death’s Grim Prison
Folder 51: Christpraise Ray (tune): O Praise They Gracious Power
Folder 52: Clay (Tune): Fear Not, Rejoice and Be Glad
Folder 53: Coronation (tune): All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name
Folder 54: Cradle Song (tune): Away in a Manger
Folder 55: Crimond (tune): The Lord, My Shepherd Rules My Life
Folder 56: Cross of Jesus (tune): For the Bread
Folder 57: Crucifer (Tune): Lift High the Cross
Folder 58: Crucifix (Tune): Tis Not that I Did Choose Thee
Folder 59: Rhondda (tune): Guide Me, O my Great Redeemer
Folder 60: Daar Juicht een toon (tune): A Shout Rings Out
Folder 61: Darwall’s 148th (tune): Rejoice the Lord is King Before the Lord We Bow, How Sure the Scriptures Are
Folder 62: De Herdertjes lagen bijnachte
Folder 63: Deiss 100 (tune): All the Earth Proclaim the Lord: Psalm 100
Folder 64: Dejilig er den Himmel blaa
Folder 65: Den signede dag (tune): O Day Full of Grace”
Folder 66: Deo Gracias (tune): O Love How Deep
Folder 67: Detroit (tune): Forgive Our Sins as We Forgive
Folder 68: Deus Tuerum Militum (tune): Whoever Shelters with the Lord”
Folder 69: Diademata (tune): Crown Him with Many Crowns”
Folder 70: Dir, dir Jehovah
Folder 71: Distress (tune)
Folder 72: Divinum Mysterium (tune): Of the Father’s Love Begotten
Folder 73: Dix (tune): As With Gladness, For the Beauty of the Earth
Folder 74: Duke Street (tune): I Know that My Redeemer Lives

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