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A Harmony of the SpiritsTranslation and the Language of Community in Early Pennsylvania$
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Patrick M. Erben

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780807835579

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014

DOI: 10.5149/9780807838198_erben

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A Hidden Voice Amplified: Music, Mysticism, and Translation

A Hidden Voice Amplified: Music, Mysticism, and Translation

(p.195) Chapter Five A Hidden Voice Amplified: Music, Mysticism, and Translation
A Harmony of the Spirits

Patrick M. Erben

University of North Carolina Press

This chapter discusses the translation of mystical writings within the multilingual environment of colonial Pennsylvania. Peter Miller's “Collection” and “Present” highlight the interlaced disciplines of music, translation, and manuscript illustration in tying the mystical Pietist communities to the transatlantic exchange of ideas and to the cultural composition of Pennsylvania.

Keywords:   translation, mystical writings, Pennsylvania, Peter Miller, Collection, Present, music, Pietist

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