Sheet Music: A la nanita nana

TitleA la nanita nana
ComposerTraditional Spanish
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyD minor
Time signature6/8
Tempo100 BPM
Performance time1:15
Difficulty leveleasy
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Date added2011-05-24
Last updated2011-05-24
Download popularity index☆☆☆☆☆ 3.4 (popular)
Christmas carols, Lullabies, Nursery rhymes, Traditional/Folk


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Tuesday 24 May 2011

Tune of the Day: A la nanita nana

Traditional Spanish folk tune

This Spanish lullaby and Christmas carol is a villancico, a musical form that was very popular in the Iberian Peninsula in the 18th century. This is a somewhat unusual carol, combining a tender lullaby with rhythms of popular Latin authenticity. The change from minor to major mode is a feature of certain Spanish folksongs, and is also found in some Cuban music.

“A la nanita nana” was featured in the 2006 Disney Channel Original Movie The Cheetah Girls 2, which earned it international popularity.

Thanks to Britt for suggesting this tune!