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Hty words of their ancestors the Amish confirm their love and support for the community Their singing delineates their common journey a journey that demands separation from the world and yielding to God's willBy making school visits attending worship services and youth sings and visiting private homes Elder has been given the rare opportunity to listen to Amish singing in its natural social and familial context She combines one on one interviews with detailed observations of how song provides a window into Amish cultural beliefs values and nor

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Why the Amish Sing

Singing occurs in nearly every setting of Amish life It is a sanctioned pleasure that frames all Amish rituals and one that enlivens and sanctifies both routine and special events from household chores road trips by buggy and family prayer to baptisms youth group gatherings weddings and single girl sings But because Amish worship is performed in private homes instead of public churches few outsiders get the chance to hear Amish people sing Amish music also remains largely unexplored in the field of ethnomusicology In Why the Amish Sing D Rose

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Elder introduces readers to the ways that Amish music both reinforces and advances spiritual life delving deep into the Ausbund the oldest hymnal in continuous useThis illuminating ethnomusicological study demonstrates how Amish groups in Wayne and Holmes Counties Ohio the largest concentration of Amish in the world sing to praise God and at the same time remind themselves of their 450 year history of devotion Singing instructs Amish children in community ways and unites the group through common participation As they sing in unison to the weig

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