A La Nanita Nana
Sondra Tucker enhances the Latin rhythms of this traditional South American Christmas Carol via gentle martellatos and ornamental lines in thirds, reminding us of a bright but quiet trumpet duet in a Mariachi band. A lullaby in a minor key has a joyous shift to major for the refrain. This shift is a characteristic of Spanish and Cuban folksongs (guajira.) Fresh, accessible, and fun to ring, "A La Nanita Nana" is 105 measures and is scored in c minor and C Major.