Hutterite Songs, by Helen Martens
2002. 330 pp. ISBN 978-1894710244
This innovative study explores the remarkable 400-year-old tradition of Hutterite songs. Helen Martens traces the origins of sacred music in the Hutterite tradition from its origins of composition in the 16th century through its transmission by exclusively oral/aural means to its performance today.
"Helen Marten’s first book, Hutterite Songs, was based on her doctoral dissertation, and it established her as an authority on the music of the Amish, Hutterites and Mennonites." - Canadian Mennonite