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  • El santo angel de mi guarda (The Holy Guardian Angel) [Audio]

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Recording log notes: Sung by Luis Montoya, age 70, of Cerro, New Mexico. Collector's notes: This alabado may be sung at any wake or vigil, usually after the rosary has been recited. It is also sung at dawn in some private homes. Transcription: El santo ángel de la guarda/nos eche su bendición/y ...

    • Contributor: Montoya, Luis - Vocal
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-09
  • Morir en la cruz con Cristo, o Dimas, el buen ladrón: Si así quereis vivir

    • Contributor: Lomax, John A. (John Avery) - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - López, Gonzalo - López, Cleofé
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-04-23
  • Chiquitin

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (1 minute, 36 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | A song that originated in Cuba, with an explanation of the song in Spanish. Ybor City, now a neighborhood within Tampa, was settled in 1886 by Cuban cigar manufacturers under the leadership of Vicente Martínez de Ybor. The cigar companies moved from Key West to ...

    • Contributor: Valdez, Amado - Kennedy, Stetson - Cook, Robert Harrison - Cook, Robert
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-08-27
  • La batalla del ojo de agua

    • Contributor: Lomax, John A. (John Avery) - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Suarez, José
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-04-26
  • Ay chiquita

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog, 70 rpm, mono. ; 7 in. | Composed by Sebastian Yradier. Recorded on one side only. Autograph of Adamini inscribed in zinc master. Acoustic recording. Production level cataloging. Arthur B. Adamini, tenor; with piano acc. (Performers). Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. (Additional Physical Form). Sung in Spanish. (Language). Sound ...

    • Contributor: E. Berliner's Gramophone - Yradier, Sebastián - Adamini, Arthur - Yradier, Sebastian (Author) - Adamini, Arthur (Performer)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 189?
  • Te amo en secreto

    • Contributor: Lomax, John A. (John Avery) - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Moye, Carmen Taffinder
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-05-02
  • Ayudarme, buen Jesús (Help Me, Good Jesus) [Audio]

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Recording log notes: Mr. Montoya, age 70, was from Cerro, New Mexico. Alabado Category: Sung During Holy Communion Transcription: Ayúdame, buen Jesús,/que el Reino necesitado/a buscar el alimento/y Dios, Señor Sacramentado./Ay, Jesús del alma mía,/que mi pecado se alivie,/y imitando su Pasión/y tomando la comida./Ay, Jesús del mis entrañas,/que me dé su ...

    • Contributor: Montoya, Luis - Vocal
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-09
  • El toro moro (Part 1 of 2)

    • Contributor: Lomax, John A. (John Avery) - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Goodwyn, Frank
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-04-28
  • El caballo de palo

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (3 minutes, 16 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | A song about a local Cuban boy composed and made popular in Key West, Florida. Performance Note: "El caballo de palo" (vocals with claves, bongo, bass viol, and two guitars) performed by Sesteto Encanto at Key West, Florida, on January 18, 1940. Sound Recording (Form). ...

    • Contributor: Sesteto Encanto - Kennedy, Stetson - Cook, Robert Harrison - Cook, Robert
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-01-18
  • Venir, Almas devotas (Come, Devoted Souls) [Audio]

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Recording log notes: Sung by Luis Montoya, age 70, of Cerro, New Mexico. Alabado Category: The Passion Collector's notes: In this hymn the Virgin contemplates with pity the sufferings of Our Lord during the Passion. Transcription: Venir, almas devotas,/venir, venir, venir,/y a la más triste madre/ayudarle a sentir./Al pie de un verde ...

    • Contributor: Montoya, Luis - Vocal
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-09
  • La culebra

    • Contributor: Lomax, John A. (John Avery) - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Longoria, Manuela
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-04-24
  • Valse de Cadena (Chain Waltz) [Audio]

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Recording log notes: Played by Adelaido Chavez, 68, violinist, resident of Antonito, Colorado, and his brother Adolfo Chavez, 65, guitarist and resident of Romeo, Colorado. In Spanish. (Language). Also included in The Juan B. Rael Collection. (Exhibitions). Sound Recording (Form). Sound Disc (Form).

    • Contributor: Chavez, Adelaido - Violin - Chavez, Adolfo - Guitar
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-04
  • Venir, pecadores (Come, Sinners) [Audio]

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Recording log notes: Esequiel Arellano, age 40, is the brother of Narciso. He is also a resident of Arroyo Hondo, New Mexico. Alabado Category: The Passion Collector's notes: Though this hymn deals at great length with the history of the Passion, its chief aim appears to be to hold up for veneration ...

    • Contributor: Arellano, Esequiel
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-07-30
  • Entrega de novios, Part 1 of 3 (Delivery of the Newlyweds, Part 1 of 3) [Audio]

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Recording log notes: Mr. Mares, age 42, is a resident of Lobatos, Colorado. Played by Adelaido Chavez, 68, violinist, resident of Antonito, Colorado, and his brother Adolfo Chavez, 65, guitarist and resident of Romeo, Colorado. Transcription: Ayuda pido a Jesús/y a la Reina soberana,/para entregar estos novios/a las dos de la mañana./Ya ...

    • Contributor: Mares, Remigio - Vocal - Chavez, Adelaido - Violin - Chavez, Adolfo - Guitar
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-04
  • Morir en la cruz con Cristo, o Dimas, el buen ladrón: Bendita la ilusión - que lleva el hombre

    • Contributor: Lomax, John A. (John Avery) - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - López, Gonzalo - López, Cleofé - Martínez, Eulalia
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-04-23
  • Various excerpts from El Niño Perdido (The Lost Child), beginning with Pasagallo (The Cock's Announcement) [Audio]

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Recording log notes: From the play "El Niño Perdido." Mr. Archuleta was 70 years old at the time of this recording. He was a resident of Cerro, New Mexico. Transcription: Vamos a darle que es hora /y para que el sol/nos alumbre su farol,/vamos al refulgente aurora/Vamos al refulgente aurora./Atención, senado ilustre/que ...

    • Contributor: Archuleta, Ricardo - Lead Vocal, Harmonica
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-01
  • Valse de los días (Waltz of the Days) [Audio]

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Played on New Year's Eve Recording log notes: Played by Adelaido Chavez, 68, violinist, resident of Antonito, Colorado, and his brother Adolfo Chavez, 65, guitarist and resident of Romeo, Colorado. In Spanish. (Language). Also included in The Juan B. Rael Collection. (Exhibitions). Sound Recording (Form). Sound Disc (Form).

    • Contributor: Chavez, Adelaido - Violin - Chavez, Adolfo - Guitar
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-04
  • Amambrocha To

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (4 minutes, 14 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | Ziomara Andux, age 13, and her sister, Evelia Andux, age 11, describe a game played by the Cuban children in Ybor City. To play the game, a group of children line up, with the exception of one who faces the line and sings the first ...

    • Contributor: Andux, Ziomara - Andux, Evelia - Kennedy, Stetson - Cook, Robert Harrison - Cook, Robert
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-08-24
  • A la vibora de la mar

    • Contributor: Unidentified Children - Lomax, John A. (John Avery) - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Moye, Margaret - Moye, Jimmie - Moye, Willie - Moye, Carmen Taffinder with Children
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-05-01
  • Tu sandunga = What enchantment

    Sheet Music. print | 1 score | From: Music Copyright Deposits, 1820-1860 (Microfilm M 3106) Also available through the Library of Congress Web Site as facsimile page images. (Additional Physical Form). In bound volumes: Copyright Deposits 1820-1860 Print (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form).

    • Contributor: Firth, Hall and Pond - Blanco (Signor) - Chadwick, Henry
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1846
  • Arte de danzar a la francesa, adornado con quarenta figuras, que enseñan el modo de hacer todos los diferentes passos de la danza del minuete, con todas sus reglas, y de conducir ...

    Published in 1758 by engraver, writer, and translator Minguet é Irol, this manual incorporates sections of Raoul-Auger Feuillet's Chorégraphie (Paris, 1700) and Pierre Rameau's Le Maître de danser (Paris, 1725), although neither author is credited. Part one describes feet positions and the manner of managing one's hat, and provides a large vocabulary of steps used in eighteenth-century dance technique. Part two includes dances by ...

    • Contributor: Minguet É Irol, Pablo - P. Minguet, En Su Casa
    • Original Format: Books
    • Date: 1737

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  • En la cena del Señor (At the Supper of the Lord) [Audio]

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Recording log notes: Mr. Archuleta was 70 years old at the time of this recording. He was a resident of Cerro, New Mexico. Alabado Category: Sung During Holy Communion Transcription: En la cena del Señor,/símbolo grande y precioso/de su cuerpo, sangre y amor,/ofreció al Padre amoroso,/por amor al pecador,/¡Ah, qué precio tan ...

    • Contributor: Archuleta, Ricardo - Vocal
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-09
  • Melodies from Los Reyes Magos (Melodies from the Magi Kings) [Audio]

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Recording log notes: Sung by Samuel Martinez y Lavadí, age 70, of Taos, New Mexico. Transcription: Primera letra:/Atención, noble auditorio,/y vuestra corporación.../repito y pido atención, /repito y pido atención./Segunda letra:/Argumentó aunque confuso/Herodes estas profecías,/pero mucha duda poner/que ya es nacido el Mesías,/que ya es nacido el Mesías./Alabemos a Jesús/con música y alegría/que ...

    • Contributor: Martinez Y Lavadí, Samuel - Vocal
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940
  • Por el rastro de la sangre (Along the Trail of Blood) [Audio]

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Recording log notes: Sung by José Ignacio Cantú, age 72, of Manassa, Colorado. Alabado Category: The Passion Transcription: Por el rastro de la sangre/que Jesucristo redama/caminó la Virgen pura/en una fresca mañana./De tan de mañana que era/a la hora que caminaba,/las campanas de Belén/solas tocaban al alba./Encuentra a Juan Bautista/y de esta ...

    • Contributor: Cantú, José Ignacio - Vocal
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-07
  • Décima de Ausencia (Décima of Absence) [Audio]

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Recording log notes: Adolfo Chavez, 65, is the brother of Adelaido Chavez and a resident of Romeo, Colorado. Transcription: Y al despedirme de ti/no tuve yo vocación,/quiso el cielo que volviera/a darte satisfacción./Me fui con el alma partida/y el corazón traspasado,/me fui con aquel cuidado/que no te avisé, mi vida./Fue tan pronto ...

    • Contributor: Chavez, Adolfo - Vocal
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-04