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  • 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
  • Improvised Coplas (Improvised Couplets) [Audio]

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Recording log notes: Coplas were improvised and sung by Esequiel Arellano, age 40, the brother of Narciso. He is also a resident of Arroyo Hondo, New Mexico. Transcription: /Lee tiene por nombre/y Rael por más grandeza,/que lo conozcan por hombre/y también por delicadeza./El nombre de Lee Rael/esta linda y fresca rosa,/y que ...

    • Contributor: Arellano, Esequiel - Vocal - Anaya, Nieves - Violin - Garcia, Pedro - Guitar
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-07-30
  • Testing Machine [Audio]

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Recording log notes: Test Recording In Spanish. (Language). Also included in The Juan B. Rael Collection. (Exhibitions). Sound Recording (Form). Sound Disc (Form).

    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940
  • Por ser mi divina luz (For Being My Divine Light) [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: This hymn is primarily an exhortation to the sinner to pay homage to Our Lord and to abide by His law, especially in view ...

    • Contributor: Arellano, Esequiel
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-07-30
  • Marcha (March) [Audio]

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Recording log notes: Mr. Anaya, 39, and his daughter Ernestina, 18, both play by ear. Mr. Anaya learned to play the violin by himself and he in turn has taught his daughter. Mr. Garcia was 33 at the time of this recording. All three are residents of Arroyo Hondo, New Mexico. In ...

    • Contributor: Anaya, Nieves - Violin - Anaya, Ernestina (Daughter of Nieves) - Garcia, Pedro - Guitar
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-07-30
  • Soy esclavo de Jesús (I am a Slave of Jesus) [Audio]

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Recording log notes: Mr. Romero, age 50, was a resident of Arroyo Hondo, New Mexico. Mr. Arellano, age 46, is the brother of Esequiel and a resident of Arroyo Hondo, New Mexico where the recordings were made. Alabado Category: In praise of the Lord Transcription: Soy esclavo de Jesús,/creo en su santa ...

    • Contributor: Romero, Alfredo - Vocal - Arellano, Narciso
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-11
  • Voy para Belén (I Go to Bethlehem) [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: Voy para Belén/con gusto infinito/a llevarle al Niño/este corderito,/a llevarle al Niño/este corderito./Voy para Belén/con gusto infinito/a llevarle al Niño/aquí este gallito,/a llevarle al Niño/aquí este gallito. Transcription: English Translation Transcription: I go ...

    • Contributor: Chavez, Adolfo - Vocal
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-04
  • Los Bienaventurados (The Fortunate Ones) [Audio]

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Recording log notes: Mr. Trujillo, age 48, is a resident of Romeo, Colorado. Played by Adelaido Chavez, 68, violinist, resident of Antonito, Colorado, and his brother Adolfo Chavez, 65, guitarist and resident of Romeo, Colorado. Transcription: Bienaventurados sean los lectores/y los anunciantes y los suscritores,/los agentes todos del pueblo cuidar,/siempre que nos ...

    • Contributor: Trujillo, Amado - Vocal - Chavez, Adelaido - Violin - Chavez, Adolfo - Guitar
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-04
  • A la ru (A La Roo) [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: A la rú, la rú, festejemos /al Niño con alegría,/a la rú, la rú, se ha nacido,/hoy del vientre de María,/a la rú, la rú, se ha nacido,/hoy del vientre de María./A la ...

    • Contributor: Chavez, Adolfo - Vocal
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-04
  • Padre de todo lo creado (Father of All Creation) [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: The Passion Collector's notes: This hymn makes reference to an image of Christ, El Cristo de Mapimí, which is enshrined in the town of Cuencamé, in the ...

    • Contributor: Archuleta, Ricardo - Vocal
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-09
  • Atención senado ilustre (Attention, Illustrious Senate) [Audio]

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Recording log notes: Title given is the first line of song. Mr. Archuleta was 70 years old at the time of this recording. He was a resident of Cerro, New Mexico. Transcription: Atención, senado ilustre/que ya se comienza el auto/en que obró el Niño Jesús/un descuido y con cuidado/un descuido y con ...

    • Contributor: Archuleta, Ricardo - Lead Vocal
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-07-29
  • De la real Jerusalén (From the Royal Jerusalem) [Audio]

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Recording log notes: Song from the folk play "Los Pastores." Adolfo Chavez, 65, is the brother of Adelaido Chavez and a resident of Romeo, Colorado. Transcription: Del la real Jerusalén/sale la estrella brillando, /y a los pastores va guiando/para el portal de Belén./venid zagales cantando/con sus crecidos anhelos,/a ver un recién nacido/y ...

    • Contributor: Chavez, Adolfo - Vocal
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-04
  • La estación de mi Señora del Carmel (She Will Be Our Consolation) [Audio]

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Recording log notes: Mr. Montoya, age 70, was from Cerro, New Mexico. Mr. Archuleta was 70 years old at the time of this recording. He was a resident of Cerro, New Mexico. Transcription: Pues será nuestro consuelo/y mediadora con Dios,/ruega, Señora, por nos,/Virgen del Monte Carmelo./Por la pena y agonía/llorando estuvo en ...

    • Contributor: Montoya, Luis - Vocal - Archuleta, Ricardo
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-09
  • La última cena (The Last Supper) [Audio]

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Recording log notes: Mr. Montoya, age 70, was from Cerro, New Mexico. Alabado Category: The Passion Collector's notes: This alabado, usually called La última cena (The Last Supper), is sung on Holy Friday in commemoration of the events that preceded the seizure of Our Lord. Transcription: Con mansedumbre y ternura/y señas de ...

    • Contributor: Montoya, Luis - Vocal
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-09
  • Valse de Cadena (Chain Waltz) [Audio]

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Recording log notes: Mr. Anaya was 39 and his daughter, Ernestina, was 18 at the time of this recording. Both play by ear. Mr. Anaya learned to play the violin by himself and he in turn has taught his daughter. Both are residents of Arroyo Hondo, New Mexico. In Spanish. (Language). Also ...

    • Contributor: Anaya, Nieves - Violin - Anaya, Ernestina (Daughter of Nieves)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-07-30
  • Entrega de novios, Part 2 of 3 (Delivery of the Newlyweds, Part 2 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: ¿Qué significan las arras/y el anillo pastoral?/Significa ya una peña/que no achican en negar./Adán estaba durmiendo/no ...

    • Contributor: Mares, Remigio - Vocal - Chavez, Adelaido - Violin - Chavez, Adolfo - Guitar
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-04
  • Perdió Jacobo a José (Jacob Lost Joseph) [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: Perdió Jacobo a José/en la fraterna traición/en triste lamentación/pasó el tiempo y ya se ve./Pues la pérdida no fue /tan grande y ...

    • Contributor: Archuleta, Ricardo - Vocal
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-01
  • Varsoviana (Varceliana) [Audio]

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Recording log notes: Mr. Anaya was 39 and his daughter was 18 at the time of this recording. Both play by ear. Mr. Anaya learned to play the violin by himself and he in turn has taught his daughter. Both are residents of Arroyo Hondo, New Mexico. In Spanish. (Language). Also included ...

    • Contributor: Anaya, Nieves - Violin - Anaya, Ernestina (Daughter of Nieves)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-07-30
  • Dios te salve, Dolorosa (God Save Thee, Sorrowful Virgin) [Audio]

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Recording log notes: Mr. Romero, age 50, was a resident of Arroyo Hondo, New Mexico. Alabado Category: Farewell to the Virgin Collector's notes: This alabado, an invocation as well as a hymn of farewell to the Virgin, is sung at vigils and wakes, usually after the rosary is recited. Transcription: ¡Dios te ...

    • Contributor: Romero, Alfredo - Vocal
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-11
  • 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
  • Improvised Coplas w/valse de cadena melody (Improvised Couplets w/chain waltz melody) [Audio]

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Recording log notes: Mr. Mares, age 42, is a resident of Lobatos, Colorado. He does not know how to read or write, but has the gift of improvising his songs as he sings. He always gets the correct number of syllables to the line as well as the right rhyme. Played by ...

    • Contributor: Mares, Remigio - Vocal - Chavez, Adelaido - Violin - Chavez, Adolfo - Guitar
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-04
  • Por el rastro de la sangre (Along the Trail of Blood) [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: The Passion Transcription: /. . . que Jesucristo derrama,/camina la Virgen pura/en una fresca mañana./Como era tan de mañana,/en la hora que caminaba, /las campanas de Belén/solas ...

    • Contributor: Archuleta, Ricardo - Vocal
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-09
  • María busca a Jesús (Mary Looks for Jesus) [Audio]

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Recording log notes: Title given is the first line of song. This song is from "El Niño Perdido." Mr. Archuleta was 70 years old at the time of this recording. He was a resident of Cerro, New Mexico. Transcription: María busca a Jesús/por montes, selvas, collados,/auxilio pide a los cielos/para poder encontrarlo/para ...

    • Contributor: Archuleta, Ricardo - Lead Vocal
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-07-29
  • A la muerte, pecador (To Death, Sinner) [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 is usually sung at wakes for the dead. Transcription: A la muerte, pecador,/ya todo se acabará,/a la muerte, pecador,/el Señor te juzgará./La sibila y David dicen/que en aquel día de ira,/la gran máquina del mundo/se ...

    • Contributor: Montoya, Luis - Vocal
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-09
  • La Despedida de la Virgen (Farewell to the Virgin) [Audio]

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Recording log notes: Mr. Montoya, age 70, was from Cerro, New Mexico. Mr. Archuleta was 70 years old at the time of this recording. He was a resident of Cerro, New Mexico. Alabado Category: Farewell to the Virgin Collector's notes: This alabado, also known as "Adiós, oh Virgen incomparable," is sung during ...

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