Crevel, Marcus van
- Albert Dunning
(b Zeist, June 16, 1890; d Budel, Sept 1, 1974). Dutch music teacher and musicologist. He took lessons in singing, the violin and keyboard instruments; later, as a teacher, he studied the piano with Dirk Schäfer and theory with Johann Wagenaar. As a headmaster in The Hague he was concerned with the problems of musical education and music for young people; this brought him into contact with Fritz Jöde and other like-minded music teachers abroad. His activities as a music educationist include the founding of a society for folk music and folkdancing (1930), and through his work on a state commission for school music teaching (1946–8) he contributed to the renewal of music for young people in the Netherlands after the war.
In 1940 he received the doctorate at the University of Utrecht with a dissertation on Coclico which he prepared under Smijers. On the latter's death in ...