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Musikalische 5 Cent Collection Songbook

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3091

This collection consists of a single German-language songbook entitled Musikalische 5 Cent Collection most likely dating from 1883. It provides the lyrics and music for three songs: The Christmas Light (Das Weihnachts=Licht), Wenn der Herr die Gefangenen Zions erloefen wird (When the Lord Delivers Zion's Captives) and Fortfestung (A Mighty Fortress). The final two pieces constitute a musical setting of Psalm 126. This copy was printed in Knoxville, Tennessee by Tilghman Haws.

Dates

  • 1883

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 2 business days are needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet

Abstract

This collection consists of a single German-language songbook entitled Musikalische 5 Cent Collection most likely dating from 1883. It provides the lyrics and music for three songs: Das Weihnachts=Licht (The Christmas Light), Wenn der Herr die Gefangenen Zions erloefen wird (When the Lord Delivers Zion's Captives) and Fortfestung (A Mighty Fortress). The final two pieces constitute a musical setting of Psalm 126. This copy was printed in Knoxville, Tennessee by Tilghman Haws.

Biographical/Historical Note

The Musikalische 5 Cent Collection was a Knoxville-based society that issued monthly German-language songbooks at a cost of 5 cents apiece. According to the organization, these books provided the cheapest, handiest, and best edition of choir and holy folk songs ... in addition to good instrumental music printed from new plates.

Tilghman Francis Haws was born to German immigrants Edward and Sarah (Sherer) Haws on May 7, 1834 in Northampton, Pennsylvania. He married Amelia Smith on June 17, 1873 and the couple had at least four children: Alice Rebecca, Christina Grenville, Bertha Louise, and Kenneth. The couple moved to Knoxville before 1880, and Haws established himself as a printer. He died on July 4, 1916 in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Arrangement

Collection consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

Collection was purchased by Special Collections on December 1, 2005.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480