The piece is from “Orgelboek van de Enige Gezangen” - Gezang 17
Feike Pieter Asma ( Den Helder , April 21, 1912 - Amsterdam , December 18, 1984 ) was a Dutch organist and conductor.
At a young age he played in the Reformed Church in Den Helder on an organ with 9 stops. Feike received in the period 1928 to 1937 organ lessons from Jan Zwart . In 1933 he moved to the Hooglandse kerk in Leiden, where he was organist of the centuries-old organ that was originally built by Pieter Janszoon de Swart in 1565. In 1943 he went to the Evangelical Lutheran Church in The Hague, also known as Burgwal Lutheran Church. Here is a large organ of the organ builder JHH Bätz from 1753. In 1965, Asma once again moved, this time to Maassluis . Here he became a regular performer on the organ dating from 1732 in the Groote Kerk , built by Rudolf Garrels . On December 18, 1984 Asma died and was buried on the New Eastern Cemetery in Amsterdam.
At the Royal Conservatory in The Hague, he studied conducting with Jan Koetsier and piano and composition with Hugo van Dalen. He took classes from Eduard Flipse in orchestral and choral conducting. In 1950 and 1951 he participated in the master class for conductors of Paul van Kempen to Siena. Occasionally he took organ lessons with Flor Peeters.
Throughout his working life Asma gave almost daily organ recitals throughout the country, which attracted many visitors. He was an advocate of the French symphonic organ music of composers such as César Franck ,Guilmant , Boëllmann , Vierne and Widor . For this he received in 1964 the French award Arts-Sciences-Lettres Diplome de Médaille Argent Académie Française de Paris and the award Diplome the Medaille Vermeil in 1975. In 1967 he was knighted in the Order of Orange-Nassau . The city of Rotterdam has awarded him the Wolfert Borsele Medal. Feike recorded the complete sonatas / symphonies of Guilmant and Widor on the Paris St-Sulpice (Widor’s organ).