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World Languages: Folk Music of Hispanic New Mexico

John Donald Robb carefully recorded and transcribed over 3000 Hispano folk songs all over New Mexico and the Southwest between 1945 and 1972, the largest collection of its time. Like romantic and modernist composers before him, he looked to the songs of everyday folk to inspire and inform his own compositions. He also wanted to provide a living record to the musicians and scholars of New Mexico.

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