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2017 JOHN DONALD ROBB COMPOSERS' SYMPOSIUM
CALL FOR SCORES AND PAPERS (7/1/2016). Online Submission. No Fees.
Cancionero: Songs of Laughter and Faith in New Mexico, a collection of 13 Hispanic folk songs from John Donald Robb’s renowned archive in the University of New Mexico Libraries’ Center for Southwest Research, is scheduled for a December 2015 release by UNM Press. The songs, arranged for piano and voice, are a treasure that Robb recognized and preserved.
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Experience the Music
View musical scores, photographs and listen to samples of John Donald Robb compositions.
Explore the extensive Robb archive of photographs, scores, performances of compositions and personal papers.
Listen to nearly 3,000 folk songs and Native American chants collected by John Donald Robb during travels in the Southwest, Latin America and Nepal from 1941-1979.
I received the CD "El Testamento" from you today and have listened to the dulcet tones of Alex Chavez that I haven't heard for more decades than I would like to admit. I "discovered" Mr. Chavez in the music room in the Colorado State University library as an undergraduate. Since I'm learning Spanish folk songs, I wondered where I could possibly find the music that I so loved when I was first learn..
-- John Cancalosi, Ithaca, New York