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Hispanic Lullabies

ALL HARPS SOLO, EARLY INTERMEDIATE/INTERMEDIATE.  Three lullabies from the Hispanic Americas arranged by Kathleen Blackwell-Plank for solo lever or pedal harp.  Available as a PDF download only.  Scroll down for video recordings of all three pieces.


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Kathleen Blackwell-Plank has made intermediate arrangements for lever or pedal harp of three beautiful Hispanic lullabies.  These pieces represent cultures throughout the Spanish diaspora including music from Cuba, Argentina, New Mexico and a lullaby in Nahuatl, the language of the Aztec people central Mexico.  These gentle lullabies are wonderful in any setting where beautiful, calming music is desired.

A Las Puertas del Cielo (At the Gates of Heaven) is a sixteenth-century Basque cradle song in F major (1-flat) that was brought to New Mexico by Spanish explorers. The arrangement utilizes rolled chords, grace notes and has lyrics in Castilian Spanish with an English translation provided.

Aruru mi niño (Hushaby My Baby) is a lullaby in C major which is known throughout the Spanish diaspora.  This version comes from Cuba. Woven into the introduction, interlude and coda are an Argentinian and a second Cuban version of this popular lullaby. This arrangement uses occasional rolled chords and lyrics are provided in Spanish and English.

Canciónes de Cuna Nahuatl: Macochi Pitentzin (Sleep My Little Child) is a lullaby in C minor (3-flats). Lyrics are provided in the Nahuatl language of Aztec people of central Mexico and in English translation.  This gentle arrangement utilizes arpeggios and occasional rolled chords.

This 14-page PDF includes historical background and 9 pages of music with chord symbols.  Each piece is approximately 3 minutes long.  ALL HARPS, EARLY INTERMEDIATE/INTERMEDIATE.


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