Collection The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America

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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • El mejor hombre del mundo (The Best Man in the World) [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: Entreating the protection of the Virgin Transcription: El mejor hombre del mundo/en una cruz fue clavado,/primero en Jerusalén,/alabado y ensalzado./Siempre alabando el bendito/del Divino Sacramento,/danos luz y ...

    • Contributor: Archuleta, Ricardo - Vocal
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-09
  • Bendita sea su pureza (Blessed Be the Purity) [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: In praise of the Virgin and begging her intercession Collector's notes: This alabado is sung at wakes for the dead to beg the intercession of the Virgin ...

    • Contributor: Archuleta, Ricardo - Vocal
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-09
  • 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
  • Valse de Cadena and Entrega de novios (Chain Waltz and Delivery of the Newlyweds) [Audio]

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Recording log notes: Melody is a New Mexican adaptation of "Bring Back My Bonny to Me." Mr. Romero, age 50, was a resident of Arroyo Hondo, New Mexico. Mr. Anaya, 39, and his daughter Ernestina, 18, both play by ear. Mr. Anaya learned to play the violin by himself and he in ...

    • Contributor: Romero, Alfredo - Vocal - Anaya, Nieves - Violin - Anaya, Ernestina (Daughter of Nieves) - Garcia, Pedro - Guitar
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-07-30
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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. Transcription: Queda en paz, aurora,/ponga su clavel,/adiós que Tubal /te viene a ofrecer,/adiós que Tubal/te viene a ofrecer. Transcription: English Translation Transcription: Be at peace, dawn, /put out your carnation,/goodbye because Tubal/comes to make ...

    • Contributor: Chavez, Adolfo - Vocal
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-04
  • Buenos días, Paloma Blanca (Good Morning, White Dove) [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: In Praise of the Virgin Collector's notes: This alabado is sung at dawn not only at vigils but also in many homes. Transcription: ¡Buenos días, Paloma Blanca,/hoy ...

    • Contributor: Archuleta, Ricardo - Vocal
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-09
  • Entrega de novios, Part 3 of 3 (Delivery of the Newlyweds, Part 3 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: Delante el pie del altar/hincarían los dos,/diciendo los despagues/de testigo hacían a Dios./Escritura les leyeron/a toditos ...

    • Contributor: Mares, Remigio - Vocal - Chavez, Adelaido - Violin - Chavez, Adolfo - Guitar
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-04
  • Entrega de novios (Delivery of the Newlyweds) [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: Pa' comenzar a cantar/primero daré un suspiro,/acordándome de Dios/y que me presta oído./Este himeneo sagrado/que vamos ...

    • Contributor: Trujillo, Amado - Vocal - Chavez, Adelaido - Violin - Chavez, Adolfo - Guitar
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-04
  • Las Posadas, Part 2 of 2 (The Inns, Part 2 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: Adentro:/Decir vuestros nombres/si son peregrinos,/porque hay malos hombres/por estos caminos,/porque hay malos hombres/por estos caminos./Afuera:/José el carpintero /somos, y María,/que en el mundo fiero/no fía ya alegría,/que en el mundo fiero/no fía ya alegría./Adentro:/Posada no damos/y no puedo ...

    • Contributor: Medina, Esteban - Vocal
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-07
  • 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
  • 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
  • Al paso ligero (With Quick Stride) [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: Al paso ligero/ya vamos rendidos,/el poder del Cielo/en paja nacido,/el poder del Cielo/en paja nacido./Dicen que esta noche/al frío y la escarcha,/nació de ...

    • Contributor: Chavez, Adolfo - Vocal - Espinosa, Rosabel L.
    • 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
  • Considera con desvelo (Consider with a Vigil) [Audio]

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Recording log notes: Mr. Montoya, age 70, was from Cerro, New Mexico. Collector's notes: This alabado may be sung at any wake or vigil. Transcription: Considera con desvelo/y con aprecio y atención/y con una buena confesión,/abren las puertas del Cielo./A cada paso que das,/hombre, se acerca la muerte,/caminando de esa suerte,/sin saber ...

    • Contributor: Montoya, Luis - Vocal
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-09
  • 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
  • Al ver una corporación (In Flesh Incarnate) [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: The Passion Collector's notes: Treats the Passion in a contemplative spirit. Transcription: En ...

    • Contributor: Romero, Alfredo - Vocal - Arellano, Narciso
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-11
  • 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
  • Ayudemos, almas (Let Us Help, Souls) [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. Mr. Montoya, age 70, was from Cerro, New Mexico. Alabado Category: The Passion Collector's notes: The faithful are entreated to join the Virgin in her sufferings during the Passion. ...

    • Contributor: Archuleta, Ricardo - Vocal - Montoya, Luis
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-09
  • Pues padeciste (Well You Suffered) [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: The Passion Collector's notes: In this alabado the sufferings of Our Lord during ...

    • Contributor: Romero, Alfredo - Vocal - Arellano, Narciso
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-11