Mennonite Central Committee
|The Earliest Hymns of the Ausbund: Some Beautiful Christian Songs Composed and Sung in the Prison at Passau, Published in 1564||View|
|by Galen A. Peters, editor|
paperback, 468 pages, $75.00|
|The Swiss Brethren hymnal, the Ausbund, is the oldest
hymnal in continuous use in the world. The old Order Amish of North
America still regularly sing selections from the Ausbund in
their worship services. The "earliest hymns" of the Ausbund,
translated here refers to a group of 53 songs that were composed and
sung in a castle dungeon in Passau during the years 1535-1536. These
compositions were preserved and eventually published as a booklet
entitled Etliche schone christliche Gesang (Some Beautiful
Christian Songs) in 1564. Nineteen years later, in 1583, these hymns
became the core of the first known publication of the Ausbund.
Translated, annotated and with an introduction by Robert A. Riall.
Copyright 2003 Pandora Press.
|Amish Music Variety: from harmonica to hymns.||View|
Amish Music Variety: from harmonica to hymns CD|
CD, 41 min, $15.95
| ||Song Name||Time|
|Sample||The Spirit's Sword, Part I||2:31|
|Sample||In The Sweet By And By||1:08|
|Sample||Each Day I'll Do A Golden Deed||1:49|
|Sample||The Spirit's Sword, Part II||1:44|
|Sample||Work For The Night Is Coming||1:08|
|Sample||There Is Not Another||1:24|
|Sample||So I Keep On Singing||4:22|
|Sample||O God Father||1:51|
|Sample||Let Us Pray For Each Other||1:09|
|Sample||Jesus Christ The Son Of God||2:53|
|Sample||Unser Vater Tune||1:23|
|Sample||Christ The Lamb, Part I||2:37|
|Sample||Christ The Lamb, Part II||2:35|
|Sample||Must I Go Empty-Handed?||1:12|
|Sample||My Ways Are Not Your Ways||2:16|
|Sample||When The Day Is Ended||2:48|
|Sample||I Need No Mansion||0:49|
|Audio samples require an mp3 format player.|
Songs include: Ausbund p. 354, part I; (harmonica) In the Sweet By and
By; Each Day I'll Do a Golden Deed; (zither) half slow tune; Ausbund 354 pt. II; (harmonica) Work for the Night is Coming; trio) His Love is an Endless Love; Ausbund 378; Chant preaching excerpt; O Gott Vater; (harmonica) Let Us Pray for Each Other; (harmonica) Nellie Gray; Ausbund p. 217; (zither) half slow tune; Ausbund p. 604 pt I; Chanted prayer excerpt; Ausbund pt 604 part II; (harmonica) Must I Go Away Empty Handed; (trio) Daddy's Hands; Thy Ways Are Not My Ways; When the Day is Ended; (harmonica) I Need No Mansion Here Below.
|Ausbund & Lieder Sammlung Songs with shaped notes||View|
|by Ben Troyer, Jr, Jonathan Miller & Mahlon Gingerich|
spiral, 110 pages, $6.00|
|The new pocket size Ausbund & Lieder Sammlung "nota buch" is a
two-year labor of love for Ben Troyer, Jr, Jonathan Miller, and Mahlon
Gingerich from Holmes County, Ohio. Putting shaped notes to these
church tunes will do much to preserve the Amish singing style by
helping to familiarize young people with each of the 69 tunes in this
book. Though shaped notes were chosen a person does not need to know
shaped notes to learn the songs. |
|Lieder Sammlung Translation||View|
hardcover, 492 pages, $9.75|
|Along with the Ausbund the Lieder Sammlung
songbook is the most commonly used German Songbook in Amish church
services. This translation includes the page number of the original
Lieder Sammlung making it easy to go back and forth between
the translated and original version. The English word appears below
the corresponding German word in smaller, screened print. |
2005 Carlisle Press
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