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Author Elder, D. Rose, 1952-

Title Why the Amish sing : songs of solidarity and identity / D. Rose Elder ; foreword by Terry E. Miller
Published Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014
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Description 1 online resource
Series Young Center books in Anabaptist & Pietist studies
Young Center books in Anabaptist & Pietist studies.
Contents pt. I. Amish life and song. Who are the Amish? -- The functions of Amish singing -- Case study: "Es sind zween Weg" -- pt. II. Singing in childhood and adolescence. Songs for nurture: lullabies and children's songs -- Songs for instruction: singing at school -- Case study: School repertoire -- Songs of identity: youth sings -- pt. III. Singing for worship. Songs of memory: the Ausbund -- Songs of belonging: baptism, council, and communion -- Case study: The Loblied, or Lobsang -- pt. IV. Singing for special occasions. Songs of love and life: weddings and funerals -- Songs of trust: music in daily life -- Songs for the future: Amish singing in the twenty-first century -- Appendixes : I. Additional musical examples ; II. Research methods ; III. Historical studies of Amish music
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Amish -- Hymns -- History and criticism.
Amish -- Music -- History and criticism.
Amish -- Social life and customs.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2013046567
ISBN 142141466X (electronic bk.)
142141466X (electronic)
9781421414669 (electronic bk.)