Companion to Chapter 3

Ethiopian Spiritual Songs in Print: The Significance of a Private Collection of Amharic Songbooks from 1966-2016

by Lila Balisky

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Hymnbooks

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  • [p. 1] Səbhat läʼamlak [ስብሐት ለአምላክ, Praise be to God]

» View vol. 1 (2006/07)
» View vol. 2, melody book (1986)

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  • [p. 10] Käləb ənəzämər [ከልብ እንዘምር, Let us sing from the heart]
  • [p. 13] Mahletä əgziʼabǝher [ማሕሌተ እግዚአብሔር, Praises to God]
  • [p. 15] Yäwängelawit betä krəstiyan mäzmur [የወንጌላዊት ቤተ ክርስቲያንን መዝሙር, Evangelical Churches’ Songs]
  • [p. 18] Yäsäbatänya qen Adventist yäwudase mäzmur [የሰባተኛው ቀን አድቬንቲስት የዉዳሴ መዝሙር, The Seventh Day Adventist Hymnal]
  • [p. 20] Ǝnǝzämǝr [እንዘምር, Let Us Sing], vol. 2
  • [p. 20] Mäzmur bäpiyano [መዝሙር በፒያኖ, Songs with Piano]
  • [p. 23] Wädase amlak [ውዳሴ አምላክ, Praise to God]
  • [p. 24] Yäʼityope ya qalä hǝywät betä krəstiyan yäsǝrat mäṣhaf [የኢትዮጵያ ቃለ ሕይወት ቤተ ክርስቲያንን ሠራት መጽሐፍ, Service Book of the Ethiopian Kale Heywet Church]
  • [p. 25] Halle luya [ሀሌ ሉያ, Hallelujah]
  • [p. 27] Mǝhǝretu ayalqǝhǝmǝna [ምህረቱ አያልቅምና, His Mercy Never Ends]
  • [p. 28] Mäzmurä täwahǝdo zäʼortodoks [መዝሙረ ተዋህዶ ዘኦርቶዶክስ, Songs of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church]
  • [p. 29] Ǝgziʼabǝher amäsgǝnut [እግዚአብሔር_አመስግኑት, Praise God]
  • [p. 29] Ǝnǝzämǝr lägeta [እንዘምር ለጌታ, Let Us Sing to the Lord]

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Musical notations

  • [p. 13] View song O Betlǝhem
    as printed in Mahletä əgziʼabǝher
  • [p.17] View Addisu Worku’s song Koblǝla näbäräčč
    as printed in Yäsäbatänya qen Adventist yäwudase mäzmur
  • [p. 21] View Addisu Worku’s song [text: Legesse Wetro],
    Kämotǝm yadǝnal as printed in Mäzmur bäpiyano
  • [p. 32] View Nazareth Meserete Kristos Choir’s
    song Living with Christ
    as printed in International Songbook

Music videos

  • [p. 12] Almaz Belihu, Mən aynät fəqər näw?
  • [p. 17] Addisu Worku, Koblǝla näbäräčč [first line]:
  • [p. 22] Addisu Worku, Mǝsgana:
  • [p. 25] Tamirat Haile, Yädǝl zǝnbäbä:
  • [p. 25] Tamirat Haile, Bädǝnq aṭärarǝh yäṭäraḵäñ:
  • [p. 33] Tesfaye Gabbiso, Käzihǝm yämibälṭ:

Profiles of gospel musicians