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  • Alabemos y ensalcemos (Let Us Praise and Exalt) [Audio]

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Recording log notes: 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: Alabemos y ensalcemos/la divinísima sangre/que el Cordero inmaculado/recibió de virgen madre./La que redamó piadosa,/por satisfacer al Padre,/en edad de ...

    • Contributor: Arellano, Narciso - Vocal
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-11
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Contempla, alma y Considera (Contemplate, Soul, and Consider) [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 Collector's notes: In this hymn, the sinner is asked to contemplate the Passion and is reminded of the wisdom and importance of repenting his sins Transcription: Contempla, alma, y considera/en la divina pasión/de aquel divino ...

    • Contributor: Cantú, José Ignacio - Vocal
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-07
  • Sale el cordero inocente (letra) (The Innocent Lamb Comes Out) [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. Transcription: Sale el cordero inocente/a meditar su pasión/en fuego de amor ardiente/inflama su corazón./inflama su corazón. /(niño . . . Transcription: English Translation Transcription: The innocent lamb comes out/to ...

    • Contributor: Archuleta, Ricardo - Lead Vocal
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-07-29
  • Hermanos pastores (Brother Shepherds) [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. Mr. Lobato, 72, is a resident of San Luis, Colorado. Transcription: Hermanos pastores/hermanos queridos,/vamos transitando/por estos caminos,/vamos transitando/por estos caminos./Caminen alegres/vamos caminando,/al pie de esos montes/vamos hospedando,/al ...

    • Contributor: Chavez, Adolfo - Vocal - Lobato, Julián
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-04
  • 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
  • Mi Dios y mi redentor (My God and Redeemer) [Audio]

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Recording log notes: Mr. Arellano, age 46, is the brother of Esequiel and a resident of Arroyo Hondo, New Mexico where the recordings were made. Alabado Category: The Passion Transcription: Mi Dios y mi Redentor/en quien espero y confío,/por tu pasión, Dios mío,/abrázame en vuestro amor./Escuchen con atención/lo que padeció Jesús,/desde el ...

    • Contributor: Arellano, Narciso - Vocal
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-11
  • En este nuevo día (On This New Day) [Audio]

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Recording log notes: Mr. Romero, age 50, was a resident of Arroyo Hondo, New Mexico. Collector's notes: This alabado is sung at dawn in private homes. Transcription: En este nuevo día/gracias te tributamos,/oh, Dios omnipotente,/Señor de todo lo creado./Tu divina clemencia/hoy se ha dignado sacarnos/del horror de la noche/a la luz del ...

    • Contributor: Romero, Alfredo
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-07-30
  • Concebida en gracia (Conceived in Grace) [Audio]

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Recording log notes: Mr. Montoya, age 70, was from Cerro, New Mexico. Alabado Category: In Praise of the Virgin Transcription: (Concebida en gracia),/sólo tú, María, eres,/sólo tú, bendita eres/entre las mujeres./De gracia eres llena,/y Dios es contigo,/tú que nos defiendes/de nuestro enemigo./A María alabemos/en su concepción,/por ser instrumento /de la redención. Transcription: ...

    • Contributor: Montoya, Luis - Vocal
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-09
  • Ampáranos, madre (Protect Us, Mother) [Audio]

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Recording log notes: Mr. Montoya, age 70, was from Cerro, New Mexico. Alabado Category: Entreating the protection of the Virgin Collector's notes: This alabado is sung at religious feasts in honor of the Virgin Mary. Transcription: Ampáranos, Madre,/para poder verte,/ampáranos ahora /y en la hora de muerte./Ampáranos, Madre,/y ampáranos ahora,/por eso quedaste/del ...

    • Contributor: Montoya, Luis - Vocal
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-09
  • Ampáranos, madre (Protect Us, Mother) [Audio]

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Recording log notes: Mr. Arellano, age 46, is the brother of Esequiel and a resident of Arroyo Hondo, New Mexico where the recordings were made. Transcription: Ampáranos, Madre,/para poder verte,/ampáranos ahora/y en la hora de muerte./Ampáranos, Madre,/y ampáranos ahora,/por eso quedaste/del mundo fiadora./Ampáranos, Madre,/como mi abogada,/que mi Dios a ti/no te niega ...

    • Contributor: Arellano, Narciso - Vocal
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-11
  • Viene ya mi dulce amor (My Sweet Love Comes ) [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. Transcription: Viene ya mi dulce amor/mi Jesús, mi esposo amado,/viene y viene desgraciado,/viene y viene sin tardar./Viene y viene desgraciado,/viene y viene sin tardar./¡Qué consuelo, qué alegría,/viene Dios a visitarme,/venir ...

    • Contributor: Arellano, Esequiel
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-07-30
  • Las Posadas, Part 1 of 2 (The Inns, Part 1 of 2) [Audio]

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Recording log notes: Mr. Medina, age 60, was a resident of Alamosa, Colorado. Transcription: Letra primera:/Camina José y María/de Nazaret el camino,/a cumplir con el edicto/de este amante peregrino,/de este amante peregrino./San José:/Ya sabéis, amada esposa,/como el Cesaro Octaviano/nos ha publicado en vano,/que vayan a empadronar/lo que seamos sus vasallos,/y solo siento ...

    • Contributor: Medina, Esteban - Vocal
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-07
  • Decidme, montes y selvas, Part 2 of 2 (Tell Me, Mountains and Forests) [Audio]

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Recording log notes: Title given is the first line of song. Note states: "needle has to be pushed across the record." Mr. Archuleta was 70 years old at the time of this recording. He was a resident of Cerro, New Mexico. Transcription: Decidme, Cielo Divino,/si acaso he desagradado,/con los pecados del mundo/en ...

    • Contributor: Archuleta, Ricardo - Lead Vocal
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-07-29
  • Oh, dulcisimo Jesús (Oh, Sweetest Jesus) [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: There are two versions of this alabado, recording #3929a2, from Manassa, Colorado, and recording #3933a1 from Cerro, New Mexico. In the Cerro version ...

    • Contributor: Archuleta, Ricardo - Vocal
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-09
  • Tened piedad, Dios mío (Have Pity, My God) [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: In praise of the Lord Collector's notes: Alternate titles: "El miserere," "El llanto." This alabado is generally sung ...

    • Contributor: Montoya, Luis - Vocal - Archuleta, Ricardo
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-09
  • Lloren pecadores (Cry, Sinners) [Audio]

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Recording log notes: Mr. Arellano, age 46, is the brother of Esequiel and a resident of Arroyo Hondo, New Mexico where the recordings were made. Alabado Category: The Passion Collector's notes: This alabado is sung after the seizure of Our Lord by the Roman soldiers, during the procession on Good Friday. It ...

    • Contributor: Arellano, Narciso
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-07-30
  • Miremos, ojos (Let Us Look, Eyes) [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. Ms. Espinosa, age 65, is a resident of Antonito, Colorado. Collector's notes: From "Los Pastores" Transcription: Miremos, ojos, vuestros raudales,/que ya llegamos a los portales/que ya llegamos ...

    • Contributor: Chavez, Adolfo - Vocal - Espinosa, Rosabel L.
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-04
  • Queda en paz (Be at Peace) [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. Ms. Espinosa, age 65, is a resident of Antonito, Colorado. Transcription: Queda en paz, aurora,/pronto su clavel,/a Dios que ya bajó,/qué vendrá a ofrecer./a Dios que ya bajó/qué vendrá a ofrecer. Transcription: English Translation ...

    • Contributor: Chavez, Adolfo - Vocal - Espinosa, Rosabel L.
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-04
  • Dios te salve, bella aurora (God Save Thee, Beautiful Dawn) [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: In Praise of the Virgin Collector's notes: This alabado is sung at wakes when the dawn comes. Transcription: ...

    • Contributor: Montoya, Luis - Vocal - Archuleta, Ricardo
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-09
  • Ten Misericordia (Have Mercy) [Audio]

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Recording log notes: Mr. Arellano, age 46, is the brother of Esequiel and a resident of Arroyo Hondo, New Mexico where the recordings were made. Collector's notes: This alabado is sung at wakes for the dead. Transcription: Ten Misericordia,/soberano Dueño,/de las almas todas/que aprisiona el fuego./Si están detenidas/en segundo encierro,/son esposas tuyas ...

    • Contributor: Arellano, Narciso - Vocal
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-11
  • Decidme, montes y selvas, Part 1 of 2 (Tell Me, Mountains and Forests) [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: Decidme, montes y selvas/oh, tus frutos y collados,/¿dónde hallaría a mi Jesús,/dónde encontraría mi amado?/Es la moneda perdida/la que busca ...

    • Contributor: Archuleta, Ricardo - Lead Vocal
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-07-29
  • Bendito el santo madero (Blessed the Holy Beam) [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: The Passion Collector's notes: This alabado is sung in commemoration of the Crucifixion and in veneration of the Holy Cross. It is always sung on May 3, the feast day of the Holy Cross, but ...

    • Contributor: Romero, Alfredo
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-07-30