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Huub Oosterhuis

OOSTERHUIS, Huub (Hubertus Gerardus Josephus Henricus). b. Amsterdam, 1 November 1933. Oosterhuis was educated at the Jesuit Ignatius College and met Bernard Huijbers* in the Liturgical Choir there. He entered the Jesuit Novitiate, singing again under Huijbers in the Gregorian Choir. He studied Philosophy and History, Language and Theatre, and published his first devotional song (to Mary) in 1954. Working with Huijbers he published Fifty Psalms (eventually published in the Netherlands in 1967) in conscious imitation of Joseph Gelineau*’s vernacular psalter which had been started in 1954. His first major collaboration with Huijbers was the Advent Liturgy, published by Gooi and Sticht (1962),...

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