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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: Dundee (tune): God Moves in a Mysterious Way
Folder 2: Dunfermline (tune): Forgive Our Sins as We Forgive
Folder 3: Easter Hymn (tune): Jesus Christ is Risen Today
Folder 4: Earth and All Stars
Folder 5: Eat This Bread
Folder 6: Eastview
Folder 7: Ebenezer (tune): The Strong Word, God Has Spoken by His Prophets, Alleluia, Alleluia
Folder 8: Ein feste Burg (tune): A Mighty Fortress is Our God
Folder 9: Ellacombe (tune): I Sing the Mighty Power of God, Hail to the Lord’s Anointed
Folder 10: Ellers (tune): Saviour Again to Thy Dear Name
Folder 11: Ellesdie (tune) - PsH 171
Folder 12: El Nathan (tune): I Know Not Why
Folder 13: Engelberg (tune): When in our Music God is Glorified, We Know that Christ is Raised
Folder 14: Erhalt uns Herr (tune) - Lord, Keep Us Steadfast in Your Word
Folder 15: Er is Ein KindeKen
Folder 16: Er Flog ein Kleins Waldgvogelem (tune): Hail to the Lord’s Anointed
Folder 17: Er ist En Ros Entspringen (tune): Lo, How a Rose is Growing
Folder 18: Evan (tune): The Lord’s My Shepherd
Folder 19: Eventide (tune): Abide with Me
Folder 20: Faithfulness (tune): Great is They Faithfulness
Folder 21: Farley Castle (tune): Here, O My Lord, I see You Face to Face
Folder 22: Father We Love You
Folder 23: Finlandia (tune): We Trust in You
Folder 24: The First Nowell
Folder 25: The First Song of Isaiah
Folder 26: Forest Green (tune): O Little Town of Bethlehem, First Fruits
Folder 27: Foundation (tune): How Firm a Foundation
Folder 28: Franconia (tune): The Advent of Our God
Folder 29: Friendship (tune): What a Friend We Have in Jesus
Folder 30: From Strength to Strength (tune): Freedom and Life are Ours
Folder 31: Gelobt sei Gott (tune): Christ is the King
Folder 32: German (tune): We Have a Gospel
Folder 33: Genevan 3 (tune): Psalm 3
Folder 34: Genevan 6 (tune): Psalm 6
Folder 35: Genevan 12 (tune): Psalm 12, Hope of the World
Folder 36: Genevan 19 (tune): Psalm19
Folder 37: Genevan 25 (tune): Psalm 25
Folder 38: Genevan 27 (tune): Psalm 27
Folder 39: Genevan 33 (tune): Psalm 33
Folder 40: Genevan 42 (tune): Psalm 42
Folder 41: Genevan 42 (tune): Comfort, Comfort Now My People
Folder 42: Genevan 43 (tune): Psalm 43
Folder 43: Genevan 47 (tune): Psalm 47, Psalm for Ascension, Nations Clap Your Hands
Folder 44: Genevan 48 (tune): Psalm 51
Folder 45: Genevan 65 (tune): Psalm 65
Folder 46: Genevan 68 (tune): Psalm 68
Folder 47: Genevan 77 (tune): Psalm 77
Folder 48: Genevan 81 (tune): Psalm 81
Folder 49: Genevan 84 (tune) - Psalm 84
Folder 50: Genevan 87 (tune): Psalm 87
Folder 51: Genevan 89 (tune): Psalm 89
Folder 52: Genevan 93 (tune): Psalm 93, The Lord is King
Folder 53: Genevan 95 (tune) - Psalm 95
Folder 54: Genevan 97 (tune): Psalm 97
Folder 55: Genevan 100 (tune): Psalm 100
Folder 56: Genevan 101 (tune): Psalm 101
Folder 57: Genevan 103 (tune): Psalm 103
Folder 58: Genevan 105 (tune): Psalm 105
Folder 59: Genevan 107 (tune): Psalm 107
Folder 60: Genevan 116 (tune): Psalm 116, I Love the Lord
Folder 61: Genevan 119 (tune): Psalm 119
Folder 62: Genevan 121 (tune): Psalm 121
Folder 63: Genevan 124 (tune): Psalm 124
Folder 64: Genevan 128 (tune): Psalm 128
Folder 65: Genevan 130 (tune): Psalm 130, God is My Strong Salvation, Out of the Depths
Folder 66: Genevan 133 (tune): Psalm 133
Folder 67: Genevan 136 (tune): Psalm 136, Jesus! Name of Wondrous Love
Folder 68: Genevan 138 (tune): Psalm 138
Folder 69: Genevan 143 (tune): Psalm 143
Folder 70: Genevan 150 (tune): Psalm 150

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