The use of the organ in protestant church services between 1886 and 1938. Part 5: the position of the organistby Jan Smelik | Het ORGEL | Year 115 | (2019) | Issue 6
Additionally it was to be made clear to religious leaders that an organist had to be paid for his work, also because it would then be possible to make greater demands on him. If the churches were to demand a certificate or diploma, and couple this to an appropriate salary, this would stimulate organists to further develop their playing. This was the background for the campaign that the Vereniging organized in 1914-1920 to move churches to pay their organists a (better) fee. The question of payment was mentioned after 1920 only obliquely in the columns of Het Orgel.