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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: Gloria (tune): Angels We Have Heard on High
Folder 2: Go Tell it on the Mountain
Folder 3: Gordon (tune): My Jesus, I Love Thee
Folder 4: Grafenberg (tune): Spirit Divine, Attend Our Prayer and Nun Danket All
Folder 5: Greensleeves (tune)
Folder 6: Grosser Gott (tune)—Holy God, We Praise Your Name and Sun of My Soul
Folder 7: Guide (tune): To the Hills I Live Mine Eyes
Folder 8: Haiz (tune): Women in the Night
Folder 9: Halleluia, What a Savior
Folder 10: Hamburg (tune): When I Survey the Rugged Cross
Folder 11: Hankey (tune): I Love to Tell the Story
Folder 12: Hanover (tune): O Worship the King
Folder 13: Healer (tune): When Jesus the Healer
Folder 14: Holy Manna (tune): God Who Stretched the Spangled Heavens, On Emmaus’ Journey, and Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing
Folder 15: Hyfrydol (tune): Alleluia! Sing to Jesus
Folder 16: Heinlein (tune): Forty Days and Forty Nights
Folder 17: He Is Lord
Folder 18: Helmsley (tune) Lo He Comes with Clouds Descending
Folder 19: Herzliebster Jesu (tune): Ah, Holy Jesus
Folder 20: Prince (tune): Holy is the Lord of Hosts
Folder 21: Il est ne, le divin Enfant!
Folder 22: In Babilone (tune): Son of God, Eternal Savior, Hail Thou Once Despised Jesus, There’s A Wideness in God’s Mercy
Folder 23: In Christ Alone
Folder 24: In Dir ist Freude (tune) - In Thee is Gladness
Folder 25: In dulci jubilo (tune): Good Christian Friends, Rejoice
Folder 26: Iste Confessor (tune): Only-Begotten, Word of God Eternal
Folder 27: It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
Folder 28: It is Well
Folder 29: Italian Hymn (tune): Come Thou Almighty King, God Whose Almighty Word
Folder 30: Spirit of the Living God
Folder 31: Je tu salue (tune): Psalter Hymnal 432
Folder 32: Jerusalem (tune): Bring to the Lord a Glad New Song
Folder 33: Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring
Folder 34: Jesus, meine Zuversicht
Folder 35: Jesu, meine Freude (tune): Jesus Priceless Treasure
Folder 36: Jesu, meines Lebens Leben
Folder 37: Jesus Bids Us Shine
Folder 38: Judas Maccabaeus (tune): Yours Be the Glory
Folder 39: Kabode (tune): Psalter 196
Folder 40: King of Glory (tune): At the Name of Jesus
Folder 41: Kingddom
Folder 42: Kingsfold (tune): I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say, A Song of Jesus
Folder 43: The King’s Majesty (tune): Ride On, Ride On in Majesty
Folder 44: Kirchen (tune): Built on the Rock
Folder 45: Kings Weston (tune): At the Name of Jesus
Folder 46: Knowing You
Folder 47: Komt, Verwondert
Folder 48: Kremserf (tune): We Praise You, O God
Folder 49: Lafferty (tune): Seek Ye First
Folder 50: Lancashire (tune): Lead On, O King Eternal
Folder 51: Land of Rest (tune): Jerusalem, My Happy House, Awake My Soul
Folder 52: Langdon (tune): The Lord’s Prayer
Folder 53: Lasst uns erfreuen (tune): From All Who Dwell Below the Skies, Ye Watchers and Ye Holy Ones, Now All the Vault of Heaven Resounds, All Creatures of Our God and King
Folder 54: Laudate Dominum (tune): Sing Praise to the Lord
Folder 55: Laudes Domini (tune): When Morning Gilds the Skies
Folder 56: Leominster (tune): Make Me a Captive, Lord
Folder 57: Leoni [Yigdal] (tune): The God of Abraham Praise
Folder 58: Lester (tune): We Know that God Works Things for Good
Folder 59: Liebster Jesu (tune)
Folder 60: Little Flock (tune): Have No Fear, Little Flock
Folder 61: Llanfair (tune): Christ the Lord is Risen Today, Hail the Day that Sees Him Rise
Folder 62: Llanfyllin (tune): O Crucified Redeemer
Folder 63: Lobe Den Herrn, O meine Seele (tune): Praise the Almighty, My Soul Adore Him
Folder 64: Lobt Gott Ihr Christen (tune): The People Who in Darkness Walked
Folder 65: Lord, I Want to be a Christian
Folder 66: Love Unknown (tune): My Soul is Love Unknown
Folder 67: Lux Prima (tune)
Folder 68: Lyngham (tune): O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing, Sings Choirs of New Jerusalem
Folder 69: Lyons (tune): O Worship the King
Folder 70: Make Way

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