The perfect book for history and music buffs.
This expansive hard-cover book is the fruit of 10 years of research and study by Franciscan Friar Fr. Owen Francis de Silva. During his years at Old Mission Santa Barbara, he had access to numerous manuscripts of the Mission archives and traveled up and down the California coast compiling a truly extraordinary musical history from the Mission era. Learn how religion and music went hand in hand with the formation of early California, and view fascinating images of sacred scripts and actual compositions. (9 x 12”; 128 pages)