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Variaties over 'Heilge Jezus, mij ten leven

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Uploaded by: FredM (03/17/22)
Composer: Feike Asma
Sample Producer: Sonus Paradisi
Sample Set: Zutphen, Walburgiskerk
Software: Hauptwerk V
Genre: Hymn
At a young age he played an organ with nine voices in the Reformed Church in Den Helder. Feike received organ lessons from Jan Zwart in the period 1928 to 1937. In 1933 he left for the Hooglandse Kerk in Leiden, where he became organist of the ancient organ, originally built by Pieter Janszoon de Swart in 1565. In 1943 he moved from Leiden to the Evangelical Lutheran Church in The Hague, also known as the Lutheran Burgwalkerk. Here is a large organ of the organ maker J.H.H. Bätz from 1753. In 1965 Asma moved once more, this time to Maassluis. Here he became the permanent player of the organ in the Groote Kerk, dating from 1732, built by Rudolf Garrels.

At the Royal Conservatory in The Hague he studied conducting with Jan Koetsier and piano and composition with Hugo van Dalen. He also took lessons in orchestral and choral conducting with Eduard Flipse for a long time. In 1950 and 1951 he took part in the master course for conductors of Paul van Kempen in Siena. Occasionally he took organ lessons with Flor Peeters.

During his working life, Feike Asma gave almost daily organ concerts throughout the country, which attracted many visitors. He was an advocate of French symphonic organ music by composers such as César Franck, Guilmant, Boëllmann, Vierne and Widor. For this he received the French Arts-Sciences-Lettres Diplome de Médaille Argent award in 1964 and the Diplome de Médaille Vermeil award in 1975. In 1967 he was knighted in the Order of Orange-Nassau. The city of Rotterdam has awarded him the Wolfert van Borselen Medal. The NCRV has given Feike the opportunity to record the complete sonatas/symphonies by Guilmant and Widor from the Parisian St-Sulpice (Widor's organ). Feike Asma died on December 18, 1984 and was buried in the Nieuwe Oosterbegraafplaats in Amsterdam.
Performance: Live
Recorded in: Stereo
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