El Jarabe Tapatio (Mexican Hat Dance)
More commonly known as the "Mexican Hat Dance," "El Jarabé Tapatio" is literally translated as "sweet syrup" since it is a mixture of many Mexican folk tunes combined in celebration of the end of the Mexican Revolution. Linda has done a masterful job of using many handbell techniques to accurately express the style of the work. While not all the tunes may be instantly recognizable, they are all tuneful and dance-like. Set in the key of C Major, this piece is 136 measures.