Early American Psalmody: The Bay Psalm Book-Cambridge, 1640 Mission Music in California: Music of the Southwest
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- Field of Interest
- American Music
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 AmericaThe 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
- 51 mins
- Sub Genre
- Psalm, Hymn
- Folkways Records
- Release Date
- 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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