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

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

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.

Track Listing

101
Windsor Tune: Psalm 116 Margaret Dodd Singers 2:33
102
Ten Commandments: Psalm 6 Margaret Dodd Singers 6:05
103
Old 148th or Hallelujah Tune: Psalm 128 Margaret Dodd Singers 3:54
104
London Tune: Psalm 19 (First Part) Margaret Dodd Singers 2:03
105
York Tune: Psalm 66 (Last Five Quatrains) Margaret Dodd Singers 2:31
106
Old 113th: Psalm 115 Margaret Dodd Singers 5:41
201
Alabado (Tenor and Chorus) Padre Juan Thomas and Coro Hispánico de Mallorca 3:05
202
Si Quaeris Miracula (Responsory of San Antonio) Padre Juan Thomas and Coro Hispánico de Mallorca 2:57
203
Cántico Espiritual: Pues Sois Sancto Sin Igual Padre Juan Thomas and Coro Hispánico de Mallorca 6:16
204
Alabado (Women's Voices) Padre Juan Thomas and Coro Hispánico de Mallorca 2:03
205
Missa de Los Angeles a 4 Voces 5 Tono (1796) Padre Juan Thomas and Coro Hispánico de Mallorca 13:04

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