Item Info

Item No: frk0114702
Title: Hymnal
Scripts/Text: Fraktur
Language: German
Weiser Number: 5
Physical Description: Leaf
Material: Laid paper; watercolor; ink
Watermark: Britannia in a cartouche with crown above and GR below watermark

1. Chor \ 120. \ EDelste Weißheit vergnü: 290.
2. Chor. \ BEgieriger geist der du: \ [on the right] u. Stimmen \ Wie schön wird’s seyn.
HoEdligs Gottes=La: 123.


1. choir. Most precious wisdom, 290
2. choir. Ambitious spirit who [on the right] and voices, how beautiful will it be.
Sweet lamb of God, 123.


Category: Hymnal
Media Type: Manuscripts
Source: Rare Book Department

N.B. See also FLP Borneman Ms. 2.


Hand-drawn; hand-colored; hand-lettered. This fraktur consists of leaf 120 (verso of 120/recto of 121) in a music book that was produced at Ephrata Cloister. On the left are the opening lines of three hymns with music. The initial letters are written in particularly decorative style. On the recto is music as well as two lines of text intended for the choir. The book includes three preliminary leaves, one hundred and forty-one numbered leaves (out of an original one hundred and sixty), one unnumbered leaf, and the printed index of opening lines of the hymns in four unnumbered leaves. The music includes music in four parts and the opening words to a selection of hymns from the Zionitischer Weyrauchs Hügel (The Incense Hill of Zion), published in 1739 by Christoph Saur of Germantown. There is major decoration on the rectos of leaves numbered 19, 24, 30, 38, 58, 61, 88, 90 and 122. Minor decorations can be found throughout the book. Three additional leaves, including verso of 18/recto of 19, verso of 60/recto of 61, and verso of 89/recto of 90 are included in the database as FLP 114701, 114703 and 114704.

Provenance: Henry S. Borneman

Creation Place State/Province: State/Province:Pennsylvania

Image Dimensions Width: 20.5 cm
ShelfMark: FLP 1147

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