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Bertus Frederick Polman
Short Name: Bertus Frederick Polman
Full Name: Polman, Bertus Frederick, 1945-2013
Birth Year: 1945
Death Year: 2013

Bert Frederick Polman (b. Rozenburg, Zuid Holland, the Netherlands, 1945; d. Grand Rapids, Michigan, July 1, 2013) was chair of the Music Department at Calvin College and senior research fellow for the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship. Dr. Bert studied at Dordt College (BA 1968), the University of Minnesota (MA 1969, PhD in musicology 1981), and the Institute for Christian Studies. Dr. Bert was a longtime is professor of music at Redeemer College in Ancaster, Ontario, and organist at Bethel Christian Reformed Church, Waterdown, Ontario. His teaching covered a wide range of courses in music theory, music history, music literature, and worship, and Canadian Native studies. His research specialty was Christian hymnody. He was also an organist, a frequent workshop leader at music and worship conferences, and contributor to journals such as The Hymn and Reformed Worship. Dr. Bert was co-editor of the Psalter Hymnal Handbook (1989), and served on the committees that prepared Songs for Life (1994) and Sing! A New Creation (2001), both published by CRC Publications.

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Tunes by Bertus Frederick Polman (7)sort descendingAsInstancesIncipit
CREEDAL SONGBert Polman (Harmonizer)3
FIVE CANDLESBert Polman (Harmonizer)4
FONTHILLBert Polman, b. 1945 (Composer)2
NUN DANKET ALL (Crüger 16512)Bert Polman (Harmonizer)116512 33235 43215
IN HET BEGINBert Polman (Harmonizer)3
LANGDON (Langdon)Bert Polman (Arranger)111123 32143 22222
ST. CATHERINE (Hemy)Bert Polman (Arranger)232117 12671 17651

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