Non-Lutheran Hymn Books in Amharic and without Music Notation

Churches

Catholic Church in Ethiopia

Ǝgziʼabǝher amäsgǝnut [እግዚአብሔር_አመስግኑት, Praise God]. Edited by the Catholic Church in Ethiopia. Addis Ababa. [No date indicated.]

Ǝnǝzämǝr lägeta [እንዘምር ለጌታ, Let Us Sing to the Lord]. Addis Ababa: Catholic Church in Ethiopia, n.d. [No date indicated; with some musical notation.]

Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church

Mäzmurä täwahǝdo zäʼortodoks [መዝሙረ ተዋህዶ ዘኦርቶዶክስ, Songs of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church]. 4 volumes. Edited by Deacon Yared Ademe. Addis Ababa.

  • Vol. 1. 2001/02 (1994 AM).
  • Vol. 2. date?
  • Vol. 3. date?
  • Vol. 4. 2007/08 (2000 AM).

(Ethiopian) Kale Heywet Church

Yäwängelawit betä krəstiyan mäzmur [የወንጌላዊት ቤተ ክርስቲያንን መዝሙር, Evangelical Churches’ Songs]. Addis Ababa: Kale Heywet Publications Department, n.d. [contains 25 songs from Sebhat laAmlak.).

Nu lïjoch inamesgïn Amlakïn [Come, Children, Let Us Worship
God]. Vol. 1. Addis Ababa: Ethiopian Kale Heywet Church
Literature Department. [No date indicated; contains 47 songs.]

courtesy Lila Balisky

Yäʼityopǝ̣ ya qalä hǝywät betä krəstiyan yäsǝrat mäṣhaf [የኢትዮጵያ ቃለ ሕይወት ቤተ ክርስቲያንን ሠራት መጽሐፍ, Ethiopian Kale Heywet Church Service Book]. Addis Ababa: Kale Heywet Publications Department, 1996/97 (1989 AM).

Wädase Amlak [ውዳሴ አምላክ, Praise to God]. 4 vols. Addis Ababa: Geja Kale Heywet Publishing Department.

  • Vol. 1. Mimeograph (no date).
  • Vol. 2. 1991/92 (1984 AM).

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  • Vol. 3. 1993/94 (1986 AM).

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  • Vol. 4. 1997/98 (1990 AM).

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Rastafari Church

Choir Songs. Vol. 1. Brooklyn, NY: The Lion of Judah Society, 2012. [Republished from the Ethiopic Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church Hymn Book Mezmur (Fedeel Printer, 2001).]

Groups

Ethiopian Christian Fellowship Dallas

Songs. Edited by Ethiopian Christian Fellowship. Dallas. [No date indicated]

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N.N.

Ǝnǝzämǝr [እንዘምር, Let Us Sing]. Vol. 2. [No editor, place and date indicated; contains 200 mimeographed songs. Q: What about vol. 1?]

Sarawita Kristos Maheber

Mazmura berhan [_ _ _; Songs of Light]. Addis Ababa: Sarawita Kristos Maheber, 1955/56 (1948 AM).

courtesy Marianne Nilsson

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(Added is Marianne Nilsson’s transcription
of selected melodies)

Individuals

Tamirat Haile

Halle luya [ሀሌ ሉያ, Hallelujah]. Edited by Tamirat Haile. Addis Ababa: Living Sound Ministry, 1992/93 (1985 AM).
[Contains the Songs of Tamrat Haile from 6 cassettes published between 1976-1992.]

Tesfaye Gabbiso

Yätäsfaye Gabbiso mäzmuročč [የተስፋዬ ጋቢሶ መዝሙሮች] / The Songs of Tesfaye Gabbiso]. Transl. Haile Jenai Kifle, comp. Lila W. Balisky. Addis Ababa: SIM Press, 2011; revised ed. 2012. [Reprints in 2015 and 2019]

courtesy Good-Amharic-Books.com

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Mǝhǝretu ayalqǝhǝmǝna [ምህረቱ አያልቅምና, His Mercy Never Ends]. Hawassa: Tesfaye Gabbiso and Hawassa Mulu Wengel Amagnoch Church, 2012/13 (2005 AM).
[Contains the lyrics of over 200 songs sung by Tesfaye Gabbiso from 1974-2012.]


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