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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: Rhuddian (tune): Jesus Eternal Throned in Splendour
Folder 2: Richmond (tune): Fill Now My Life
Folder 3: Rockingham (tune): When I Survey the Wondrous Cross
Folder 4: Rock Novy (tune)
Folder 5: Royal Dale (tune): Al Things Bright and Beautiful
Folder 6: Rustington (tune): For the Music of Creation
Folder 7: Sagina (tune): And Can It Be
Folder 8: Salve Festa Dies (tune): Hail Thee, Festival Day, Christians, Lift Up Your Hearts
Folder 9: Salzburg (tune): Songs of Thankfulness and Praise
Folder 10: Samanthra (tune): Isaiah the Prophet
Folder 11: St. Agnes (tune): Jesus the Very Thought of Thee
Folder 12: St. Anne (tune) - O God Our Help in Ages Past
Folder 13: St. Catherine (tune): Faith of Our Fathers, My Hope is Built
Folder 14: St. Clement (tune): The Day You Gave Us, Lord is Ended
Folder 15: St. Columba (tune) - The King of Love My Shepherd Is
Folder 16: St. Denio (tune): Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise
Folder 17: St. Edith (tune): O Lord of Hosts, How Lovely
Folder 18: St. Elizabeth (tune) - O God of Loveliness, Fairest Lord Jesus
Folder 19: St. Etheldredea (tune): My God How Wonderful Thou Art
Folder 20: St. Flavian (tune)
Folder 21: St. Fulbert (tune): Ye Choirs of New Jerusalem, Let Saints on Earth in Concert Sing
Folder 22: St. George’s Windsor (tune): Come, Ye Thankful People Come, Thou, O Lord, Art God Alone
Folder 23: St. Kevin (tune): Come, Ye Faithful, Raise the Strain
Folder 24: St. Leonards (tune): Let This Mind Be in You, May the Mind of Christ My Savior
Folder 25: St. Magnus (tune): The Head that Once was Crowned with Thorns
Folder 26: St. Michael (tune): The Lord is Risen Indeed
Folder 27: St. Peter (tune): How Sweet the Name of Jesus
Folder 28: St. Petersburg (tune)
Folder 29: St. Theodulph (tune): All Glory Laud and Honor
Folder 30: St. Thomas (tune): I Love They Kingdom Lord
Folder 31: Sandon (tune): Out of the Depths I Cry to You, Unto the Hills Around
Folder 32: Servant Song
Folder 33: Schmucke dich (tune)
Folder 34: Sonneder Gerechtigkeit (tune): As the Lamb’s High Feast We Sing
Folder 35: Shades Mountain (tune) - The Tree of Life
Folder 36: Shout to the Lord
Folder 37: Sicilian Mariners (tune)
Folder 38: Stille Nacht (tune): Silent Night
Folder 39: Sine Nomine (tune): Christ Our Passover, For All the Saints
Folder 40: Sing Alleluia to the Lord
Folder 41: Sing Hosanna
Folder 42: Sing Praise to God who Breathed Creation (Covenant Hymn)
Folder 43: Slane (tune): Lord of All Hopefulness
Folder 44: Slave Bogu (tune): Praise to God in the Highest
Folder 45: Solid Rock (tune)
Folder 46: Spiritus Vitae (tune): Bread of the World
Folder 47: Stay With Me
Folder 48: Stuempfle (tune)- Earth, Earth, Awake:  Your Praises Sing
Folder 49: Stuttgart (tune) - Come Thou Long-Expected Jesus, Bethlehem, of Noblest Cities, Saints of the God!  Lo Jeu’s People, God, My King Thy Might Confessing
Folder 50: Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
Folder 51: Tallis’s Canon (tune): Glory to Thee, My God, this Night, Praise God, O Holy Spirit, Lord of Grace
Folder 52: Temple (tune): Make Me a Channel of Your Praise
Folder 53: Terra Beata (tune): This is My Father’s World
Folder 54: The Lord’s Prayer
Folder 55: There Is a Redeemer
Folder 56: The Steadfast Love of the Lord
Folder 57: Third Mode Melody (tune): Lord, Teach Us How to Pray Aright

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