Samuel Fatzinger Hymnbook,1818.
Collection Number: 6052
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library
Samuel Fatzinger hymnbook, 1818.
1 reel microfilm; 12 slides.
Forms of Material:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Microfilm copy of a fraktur manuscript hymnbook of the German Reformed church illuminated in the Pennsylvania Dutch style.
Collection material in English
Samuel Fatzinger was born near Allentown, Pennsylvania on December 19, 1801, the son of Jacob and Catherine Fatzinger, a brother of Thomas, Levi and Edward Fatzinger and Elisha Fatzinger Watkins. With his family he moved in 1818 to the present town of Varick. Not long after Samuel went to South Waterloo, New York where he engaged in mercantile pursuits. He was one of three trustees who supervised the construction of a new school in Fayette in 1845. In 1844 he had been elected town supervisor of Fayette. Fatzinger died in Ypsilanti, Michigan on December 9, 1858.
This collection consists of a microfilm copy of a fraktur manuscript hymnbook and twelve color slides of selected pages.
Hymns, English--United States.
Reformed Church in the United States--Hymnals.
Form and Genre Terms:
Samuel Fatzinger hymnbook, #6052. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
This volume, written in fraktur with color illuminations contains the first lines of and the beginning of the melody of a number of hymns, psalms and traditional poems. These are arranged by alphabetical order of the first letter of the first word of each line. Within letter groupings the hymns are in random order, as apparently they were recorded at different times as they are rendered in different styles of notation, (note: In the German alphabet "I" and "J" are alphabetized interchangeably.) In addition to the microfilm copy there are color slides as follows:
"This harmonic treasury of melodies belongs to me, Samuel Fatzinger. If this book should be lost One can read my name here Done by me (myself) A.D. 1818" in an illuminated heart with flowers and a face.
A circular chart of the keys showing 13 key signatures.
A page of instructions on the values of notes, location of clefs, and intervals and a practice line with illumination.
Illuminated "A" and psalms 119, 31 and 65.
Illuminated "E," hymns and psalms 92 and 31, verse 6.
Illuminated "P" and hymns.
"T" illuminated with birds on both sides and hymns.
Illuminated "W" with a verse about the wise men and the 1st psalm.
(2 copies) Small illumination of a tree and hymns.
Hymns illuminated with flowers.
Hymns illuminated with a tree.