9 responses to Do Amish enjoy music and singing?
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    Keith B. Johnston
    Do Amish enjoy music and singing? (May 11th, 2011 at 09:11)

    Do Amish enjoy music and singing?

    Recently small booklets have been printed with the tunes for the Ausbund hymns, so they can be studied now by songleaders. The best book on the Ausbund is a well written one by an Amish man Ben Blank, The Amazing Story of the Ausbund. There is also an English translation of the most commonly used hymns called Songs of the Ausbund (although many hymnals used outside of Sunday morning worship by the Amish and Plain Mennonites contain some Ausbund hymns translated). Both of these can be found in most Amish stores or ordered from Pathways.

  • Thanks Keith, I appreciate you sharing good info here and on other posts. I’ve at least once used the translated hymnals, and I’ve often seen Ben Blank’s books in Amish homes. Interesting to hear about the booklets.

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    thanks (April 18th, 2012 at 10:19)


    I am doing a project for school and this article has been very helpful thanks.

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    Pam M.
    Amish dances in the late 40's? (September 16th, 2012 at 20:43)

    Amish dances in the late 40's?

    My uncle tells me that he and my dad went to Amish dances in Pennsylvania when they were in their late teens/early twenties. Can anyone shed any light on this topic? Thanks

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    Recherche CD des chants Amish (June 22nd, 2013 at 08:09)

    Recherche CD des chants Amish

    Je recherche un CD des principaux chants des Amish aux Etats Unis.
    Quelqu’un peut-il me conseiller ?

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    Do Amish enjoy music and singing? (June 22nd, 2013 at 14:47)

    I am unaware that there are any CDs of Amish church music, for one thing, producing a recording of songs sung from Amish church services for the sake of profit may (most likely) be regarded as sacrilegious to the Amish community, generally.

    However, various youtube videos exist of Amish and Mennonites singing spirituals and hymns from various sources. One of the nicest in my opinion, although, given the circumstance of where the video was made, of a “choir” of Amish girls singing at an Amish funeral.

    But, although other people maybe be aware of CDs of Amish music, I am not, and if they are available, I am sure a lot of people would want to know how to get them too.

    • Shom a belated thanks for the French language help :) I am assuming French is more commonly taught in Canada. I guess I could have used Google Translate but you did a nice job here.

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      Do Amish enjoy music and singing? (February 4th, 2015 at 18:51)

      I own a CD of songs by some Amish young ladies in Holmes County. They were all (3 or 4) unbaptized at the time and sang at benefits and such in their area. I believe proceeds from the sale of the CDs went to help someone in need.

      When we visited later with one of the girls, she had moved on from singing as much because she had been baptized.

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    John Nozum
    Thanks for the article on Amish music! (March 21st, 2014 at 03:31)

    Thanks for the article on Amish music!

    I had questions about Amish and music for around 15 years! I really enjoyed your article on Amish music!

    May God’s peace be with ya–in the name of JESUS!

    From John Nozum

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