Three Villancicos

Composer
trad.
Year of composition
2004
Year of arrangement
2004
Lyricist
none
Difficulty
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
Duration
7 minutes
Genre
World music
Instrumentation
Solo instrument (Organ [manuals])
Instrumental parts
Not available

There are three traditional Carols or Villancicos from Hispanic nations. The settings, though somewhat theatrical are lots of fun. The first setting, La Jornada, represents the journey of Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem only to find no place to stay, until someone offerd them shelter in the stable. The second, A La Nanita Nana, is the lullaby the Blessed Virgin sang to the baby Jesus, accompanied by the birds and animals. The third, Alegr´┐Ża is the song the Shepherds sang as they returned from seeing the baby Jesus for the first time.

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