Early American Psalmody: The Bay Psalm Book-Cambridge, 1640 Mission Music in California: Music of the Southwest

Early American Psalmody: The Bay Psalm Book-Cambridge, 1640 Mission Music in California: Music of the Southwest

(Folkways Records, 1965), 51 mins

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Field of Interest
American Music
Description

The first half of this collection, sung by the Margaret Dodds singers, is of music taken from the first book ever printed in what became the United States of America—The Bay Psalm Book. In keeping with tradition, there is a cantor who sings a small portion of the psalm which is then repeated by the congregation (a practice born out of necessity as there would otherwise not have been enough song books for everyone to share).

The second half of the album, performed by Padre Juan Thomas and Coro Hispánico de Mallorca, speaks to the role that music played in the conversion to Catholicism of Native Americans, by the Franciscans, during the 18th century.

Content Type
Music recording
Duration
51 mins
Format
Audio
Sub Genre
Psalm, Hymn
Label
Folkways Records
Release Date
1965
Subject
American Music, World Music, Music & Performing Arts, American Studies, American Folk Music, United States and Canada, Música Folklórica Norteamericana, Folk Music Norte-Americana, Estados Unidos y Canadá, Estados Unidos e Canadá, United States
Keywords and Translated Subjects
Música Folklórica Norteamericana, Folk Music Norte-Americana, Estados Unidos y Canadá, Estados Unidos e Canadá

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