Do you have the Mennonite songboo,k known as Gesangbuch 105, first published in Prussia in the 1700's? It is still used and avaialbe with over 700 songs in German, but without notes. The title is "Gesangbuch--Eine Sammlung geistlicher Lieder"
Where can it be purchased, and for what price? Also, do you happen to know how it acquired the "105" nickname?
We have the contents listed of some Mennonite hymnals - "Gesangbuch: eine Sammlung geistlcher Lieder zur allgemeinen Erbauung" published in Scottdale, Pennsylvania in 1918. (https://hymnary.org/hymnal/GSLE1918). It's predecessor was "Gesangbuch in welchem ein Sammlung geistreicher Lieder befindlich" published in Elkhart, Indiana in 1880 (https://hymnary.org/hymnal/GSL1880). These were indexed by the Hymn Society as part of the Dictionary of North American Hymnology but they have not been edited by Hymnary staff or volunteers yet.
The database only has four items listed from GSLE1918. GSL1880, on the other hand, has hundreds of songs listed and may well be complete, albeit unedited.
GSLE1918 includes the contents of GSL1880 plus the 4 items. DNAH only indexed the new content in some cases where there was a new edition.
Interesting. Is that noted somewhere visible, or does one just have to know... ?
It is not noted anywhere visible; but we do have a list of these hymnals. It would mostly be relevant for a volunteer who wanted to work on one of them.
I am a volunteer who would love to work on one of them. Not that I have one to work on, and as you know I'm overstretched with other hymnals I'm working on. But seriously, not having that information visible makes it appear to the user of the database as if some of the hymnals are barely begun when in fact they may well be complete, albeit indirectly. I think each hymnal on that list should have a note to that effect directing the user to the other hymnal that should be consulted for the bulk of the contents. This would, to some small extent, counteract some of the "bad press" I run into (especially in FaSoLa circles) about the database here. If it had been accessible, among other things, I would not have made the statement I did above.
Any hymnal with d's in front of the numbers are DNAH hymnals that have not been edited and are most likely not complete. Therefore I do not think it would be a good idea to point people to the earlier hymnal, implying that it is complete, when it is not.
The list is most useful to editors. The abbreviated hymnals can be recongnized if they have d's in front of the numbers and have a handful of hymns in them. In most cases it is obvious that there is an earlier edition, i.e. the hymnals have the same title and there is an edition given on the abbreviated one. If you run across any of these abbreviated hymnals you want to work on, then email me and I will give you the more complete hymnal that you can copy into it.