Composer:   traditional Mexican song
Arranger:   Ramon Noble
Publisher:   Alliance Music Publications
Edition:   AMP 0025
Voicing:   SATB
Setting:   A Cappella


Paula Holmberg
Minnetonka High School 2004
R&R Chair High School Choirs

A traditional Mexican song opens with a choral rendition of a trumpet/guitar combo. The homophonic verses follow in Spanish with soprano and tenor exchanging melody. Ranges are very reasonable for all parts, although tenor taps a high G a couple times. The text contains advice on how to “avoid the tortures of love”. This is a humorous, charming and accessible sample of Mexican folk style.