Music Copybook of Sarah Horsfield Bethm July 14,1833

Music Copybook of Sarah Horsfield Bethm July 14,1833

Item Info

Item No: frkm143000
Title: Music Copybook of Sarah Horsfield Bethm July 14,1833
Scripts/Text: Fraktur; German script; Roman script
Language: German; English
Physical Description: 42 leaves
Material: Laid paper, ink, watercolor
Category: Music collection (Musikst├╝cke)
Media Type: Manuscripts
Source: Rare Book Department


Quarter-bound in leather over marbled paper on boards. Onlay label on front on which is written "Sarah Horsfield Bethm July 14th 1803"

About the Music

Thirza and Mehala are characters in Salomon Gessner’s poem Der Tod Abels (1758). Johann Friedrich Rolle adapted the work as a musical drama Der Tod Abels by in1771.

Associated Names: Horsfield, Sarah
Provenance: Borneman, Henry Stauffer, 1870-1955
Horsfield, Sarah, 1785-1867


Hagen, Theodore, Prop. & ed: Musical Review and Musical World (New York, August 16, 1862), Vol. XIII-No.17, p. 195.

Horsfield Papers. Moravian Archives, Bethlehem, PA. Manuscript.

Pajot., Dennis. “Two Songs by Lorenz Schneider Attributed to Wolfgang Mozart.” Mozart Forum. Nov. 16, 2006. Web. April 2012. []

Reichel, William, William H. Bigler, and Joseph Mortimer Levering. Moravian Seminary for Young Ladies at Bethlehem, PA with a Catalogue of its Pupils, 1785-1870, Continuation of the History and Catalogue to the Year 1900. (Lancaster, PA: The New Era Printing Co., 1901), 4th edition. Web. April 2012.

Creation Place Town/Township: Creation Place Note:Based on inscription label

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): ca. 1803
Image Dimensions Width: 23 cm
ShelfMark: FLP Borneman Ms. 143

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