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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: This Is the Day
Folder 2: This Little Light of Mine
Folder 3: Thornbury (tune): Your Hand, O God, Has Guided
Folder 4: Those Who Wait Upon the Lord
Folder 5: To God Be the Glory
Folder 6: The Trees of the Field
Folder 7: Trentham (tune): Breathe on Me Breath of God
Folder 8: Truro (tune): Jesus Shall Reign Where’er the Sun
Folder 9: Tryggare kan ingen vara (tune): Children of the Heavenly Father
Folder 10: Ubi Caritas (tune): Live in Charity
Folder 11: Une Jeune Pucelle (tune): The Garden Needs Our Tending Now, Twas in the Moon of Wintertime
Folder 12: Upp Min Tunga (tune): Praise the Savior
Folder 13: Vater Unser (tune): The Lord’s Prayer
Folder 14: Veni Creator (tune): Come Holy Spirit
Folder 15: Vesper Hymn (tune): Humble Praises Holy Jesus, Christ is Going to the Father, The Ashwell Carol
Folder 16: Victory (tune): The Strife is O’er
Folder 17: Ville du Haure (tune): When Peace Like a River
Folder 18: Vineyard Haven (tune): Rejoice, Ye Pure in Heart
Folder 19: Vom Himel Hoch (tune): From Heaven Above
Folder 20: Vruechten (tune): This Joyful Eastertide
Folder 21: Vulpius (tune): Gelot sei Gott
Folder 22: Wachet Auf (tune): Wake, Awake, for Night is Flying
Folder 23: Taize (tune): Wait for the Lord
Folder 24: Wareham (tune): Rejoice, O Land, in God Thy Might, O Spirit of the Living God
Folder 25: Was Gott tut (tune): What God Ordains is Always Right
Folder 26: Webb (tune): Morning Light
Folder 27: Wer nur den (tune): If You But Trust in God to Guide You
Folder 28: Were You There?
Folder 29: Westminster Abbey (tune): Christ is Made the Sure Foundation, Lo! He Come with Clouds Descending
Folder 30: Who Can Sound the Depths of Sorrow
Folder 31: He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands
Folder 32: Wie Lieblic ist der maien (tune): Sing to the Lord of Heaven
Folder 33: Wie Schon Leuehtet (tune): O Morning Star, How Fair and Bright
Folder 34: Wie Soll ich dich empfangen (tune): O Lord, How Shall I Meet You
Folder 35: Willan Kyie (tune): Lord, Have Mercy Upon Us
Folder 36: Winchester New (tune): Ride on, Ride on in Majesty
Folder 37: Winchester Old (tune): While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks
Folder 38: Winham (tune)
Folder 39: Wir Pflugen (tune): We Plough the Fields and Scatter
Folder 40: Wondrous Love (tune): What Wondrous Love is This
Folder 41: Woodlands (tune): Tell Out, My Soul
Folder 42: Woodworth (tune): Just as I Am
Folder 43: Worthy (tune): Thou Art Worthy
Folder 44: Wye Valley (tune): Like a River Glorious
Folder 45: Ye Bank and Braes (tune): We Cannot Measure How You Heal
Folder 46: Yorkshire (tune): Christians, Awake

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