The Alabados of New Mexico (Spanish and English Edition)

The Alabados of New Mexico (Spanish and English Edition)

by Thomas J. Steele (Editor)

Hardcover(Spanish and English Edition)

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The sacred Spanish-language hymns known as alabados originated in colonial New Spain in the eighteenth century. The Alabados of New Mexico includes a selection of the most beloved and most often sung hymns, in English and Spanish, as well as a basic explanation of the alabado. Introductory material discusses the sources of alabados and the form's origin in late medieval spirituality. Thomas Steele defines terms and discusses the alabado as poetry, music, and oral tradition.

The 126 bilingual alabados are organized by theme, including the Christ child and holy family, passion narratives, sacraments, and prayers, etc. Steele includes complete texts and extensive commentaries. He has devoted decades to collecting and studying New Mexico's alabados and his annotations are enriched by his access to many versions of each hymn.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780826329677
Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
Publication date: 09/01/2005
Edition description: Spanish and English Edition
Pages: 415
Sales rank: 1,163,204
Product dimensions: 8.70(w) x 11.30(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Thomas J. Steele, S.J., is the author of many previous books on New Mexico art, literature, and religion. He lives in Albuquerque.

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