Category:   CHILDREN & YOUTH
Composer:   NA
Arranger:   Francisco J. Nuñez
Publisher:   Boosey & Hawkeso
Edition:   M-051-46737-2
Voicing:   Unison
Setting:   Accompanied

Reviewer:   

Deborah Lamb
Park Spanish Immersion School 2008
R&R Chair Children & Youth

The folk songs contained in this arrangement are all familiar Hispanic children’s songs: Brinca la Tablita, Duérmete mi Niño, and Arroz con Leche. Arroz con Leche contains an optional second part that is surprising harmonically, but easily remembered by the students. The piano accompaniment is witty and well written with a light texture. It supports the singers without doubling voices, and students enjoy its playfulness. The dynamics and tempo markings keep both conductor and singers on their toes. Students enjoy creating and doing movements as they sing, adding vitality to their performance. (Easy)