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32 The individuals named below have worked in the past or are continuing to work to preserve the texts and tonadas of the alabado tradition of New Mexico, seeing to it that as few songs as possible are lost to posterity. Fr. Jean Baptiste Rallière (1834–1915) of Tomé, New Mexico, known as “El Padre Eterno” because he was the priest there for just under fifty-four years. He was the collector and anonymous compiler of the texts in Cánticos Espirituales, published by the Jesuits’ ImprentadelaRevistaCatólica(teneditionsfrom1884 to 1956) and of Cánticos espirituales con Música, published in three editions from 1916 to 1944, with music supplied by Jesuit fathers Francesco Durante and Ferdinand Trojanek (known as Troy) (Koegel 1997). Aurelio M. Espinosa of the University of New Mexico and Stanford University, The Folklore of Spain in the American Southwest (1985), and his son J. Manuel Espinosa, “Additional Hispano Versions of the Spanish Religious Ballad‘Por el Rastro de la Sangre,”’ New Mexico Historical Review 56 (1981), 349–67. Reyes Nicanor Martínez of Arroyo Hondo, New Mexico,WPA NM Writers’Project. (See WPA NM in the bibliography.) Rubén Cobos in Santa Fe El Nuevomexicano (1949–50, passim). Arthur L.Campa,A Bibliography of Spanish Folk-lore in New Mexico (1930) and Spanish Folksong in the Southwest (1933). Juan B. Rael of Stanford University, The New Mexican Alabado (1951). John Donald Robb of the University of New Mexico, Hispanic Folk Music of New Mexico and the Southwest (1980). Vicente Mendoza and Virginia R. R. de Mendoza, Estudio y clasificación de la música tradicional hisp ánica de Nuevo México (1986). William H. González of the University of Utah, Romancero Religioso de Tradición Oral (1994) and Alabados, alabanzas y oraciones de la Nueva México (1999). And in addition: Ernest Thompson Seton of Santa Fe, New Mexico; Alice Corbin Henderson in Brothers of Light (1937); Aurora Lucero White; Leonora Curtin; E. Boyd in Popular Arts of Spanish New Mexico (1974); Viola Ruth Cisneros de Peña; Larry S. Torres; the Brothers of the Morada of Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe of La Madera, New Mexico; Enrique Lamadrid; Jo Roybal Izay; Rowena A. Rivera; Ray John de Aragón; John Koegel; Leo Cervantes. Collectors and Singers 08 Alabados 32-33 5/20/05 12:20 PM Page 32 THE ALABADOS 33 Singers i I never had the privilege of meeting Francisco Chávez;HiginioV.Gonzales;Francisco S.Leyba (Leyba, New Mexico); Próspero S. Baca (Las Vegas and Bernalillo, New Mexico); José Dolores López (Córdova,New Mexico); Julián Zamora (Tomé,New Mexico); Jacobo Baca (Sedillo,New Mexico) or hearing them sing, but I have heard all the rest of the singers listed below.Aware that I will inevitably omit some worthy singers in the alabado tradition, I will nevertheless attempt to construct a list of recognized New Mexican masters: George López (Córdova); Cosme Trujillo (La Jara, Peña Blanca, and Los Duranes de Albuquerque); Cleofes Vigil (San Cristóbal); Edwin Baca-Berry (Adelino de Tomé); Eralia Baca de González (Sedillo); Juan Sandoval (Atrisco de Albuquerque); Floyd Trujillo (Barranca de Abiquiú); Rafael (Ralph) Gallegos (Puenta del Agua); Felipe Ortega (La Madera);and José RaphaelVigil (Santa Fe and Medenales). Major Holdings of the Music i Sheet music: The four books with the largest offerings of musical notation are Father Rallière’s Cánticos espirituales con Música (1916, 1927, and 1944); Juan B. Rael’s The New Mexican Alabado (1951); Vicente Mendoza’s Estudio y clasificación de la música tradicional hispánica de Nuevo México (1986); and John Donald Robb’s Hispanic Folk Music of New Mexico and the Southwest (1980). Audio: The Center for Southwest Research in Zimmerman Library, the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, has the Robb Collection proper, with about a hundred alabados on CD and two or more tonadas for about a quarter of the texts. Divisions of the general Robb Collection with significant holdings of sung alabados are those of Juan Sebedeo Lucero y Otero (MU 2), Richard Stark (MU 13), and Rowena A. Rivera (MU 20), the last with Edwin Baca-Berry singing sixtyodd hymns from the Cánticos Espirituales. Smaller holdings include the Martínez (MU 3), Ellis (MU 8), and Griffith (MU 19) divisions. In 1998, Enrique Lamadrid oversaw the digitalizing of Juan B. Rael’s 1940 field recordings for the American Folklife Center of the Library...


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