Relates to: Ephrata Cloister, Conrad Beissel, 1691-1768, Snoberger, Obed
Date of Original: 1746
Original Format: Manuscripts
Image description: A note at the beginning of this volume written by Obed Snoberger (one of the brethren at the Snow Hill Cloister) identifies it as containing hymns composed by Conrad Beissel. Snoberger also notes that the hymns to which the music is set are the same as those in the Zionitischer weyrauchs hügel. This volume may be of particular interest to researchers, as it includes a foreword (possibly written in Beissel's own hand), explaining the theories behind his music, its composition, and its relationship to his religious views. It also appears to be a compilation of hymns from several sources, all by Conrad Beissel. Pages of hymns are numbered 1-108, A-P, 1-145, with a section of numbered hymns before the index in loose numerical order. Some of the hymns in this volume also appear in Melodien.