In recent decades many facets of Amish life have been explored in detail—except for their singing, and especially, singing in a variety of social settings. This deficiency is remedied by Why the Amish Sing. After many visits and personal interviews in the Holmes County, Ohio, area over a period of several years, Elder shares first-hand observations of Amish singing from an ethnomusicologist perspective. [First paragraph]
Schlabach, Gracia. 2015. "Review of Elder, D.R. 2014. Why the Amish Sing. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press." Journal of Amish and Plain Anabaptist Studies 3(1):136-37.