Arranger: J. D. Robb

John Donald Robb (1892-1989) was born in Minneapolis and educated at Yale University and Harvard University. He practiced law until 1941, when he moved from New York to the University of New Mexico at Albuquerque, where he was professor and head of the music department. He retired in 1957. Robb was a prolific composer. He wrote an opera, Little Jo (1947-1949); three symphonies, orchestral music, chamber music, and electronic pieces. He was also a collector of Hispanic folk music which was published in Hispanic Folk Songs of New Mexico/ (1954; rev., 1978) and Hispanic Folk Music of New Mexico and the Southwest (1980). --The Presbyterian Hymnal Companion, 1993  Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: A LA RU
Arranger: J. D. Robb (1954)
Meter: Irregular with refrain
Incipit: 11176 71517 66321
Key: D Major
Source: Hispanic folk melody
Copyright: Copyright © 1954, University of New Mexico Press.


O Sleep, Now Holy Baby

O sleep, dear holy Baby, with your head against my breast;
meanwhile the pags of my sorrow are soothed and put to rest.

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O Sleep Well, Beautiful Baby

Duérmete, Niño lindo


Piano Solo

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Instances (1 - 6 of 6)

Celebrating Grace Hymnal #116

El Himnario #101

The Hymnal 1982 #113

The Presbyterian Hymnal #45

With One Voice #639

Worship and Rejoice #207

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