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Latin American upbeat piece for SSAA chorus

 I am currently trying to pick repertoire for next year and I am really interested in doing an upbeat Spanish piece similar to "El Vito" - Jensen and “Las Amarillias" - Hatfield. I am looking for a song with a lot of Spanish "fire" in it. Does anyone have any suggestions? This is for a varsity women’s group in high school.
Any help would be great!
on April 25, 2014 5:43pm
You might check out my MOONPLAY for 3-part women, flute and marimba. LAtino 'leanings'. David Brunner's YO LE CANTO with piano, too. Both published by Boosey & Hawkes.
Lee Kesselman
on April 25, 2014 6:47pm
Yo Le Canto Todo El Dia - even though it's an SA arrangement, it's David Brunner, pub. Boosey & Hawkes
Mata Del Anima Sola - SSAA by Antonio Estevez & Alberto Grau, pub. Earthsongs
Four Spanish Lullabies, SSA, by Francisco Nunez, pub. Boosey & Hawkes ( can also order separate selection from this group, "Criome Mi Madre"-SA)
Hamisha Asar - SSA - by Jagoda/ed. Page
If you Search "Spanish" on J.W.'ll find more selections you can view and listen to.
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on April 25, 2014 8:16pm
A la media noche by Joan Szymko. It's published by Santa Barbara Publishing. It's a Christmas piece that's a lot of fun!
on April 26, 2014 5:58am
Hi, Matt,
I invite you to take a look at my piece Martes, a setting of a Spanish proverb.  You can see/hear/purchase the score here:
Thanks for taking a look/listen!
Happy hunting,
Joseph Gregorio
on April 26, 2014 8:54am
"La Lluvia" by Stephen Hatfield is arranged for SSA. In fact, just check Hatfield out in general - great composer!
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on April 28, 2014 12:10pm

Maximina  by Julián Gómez Giraldo  SSA  a capella (you can add percussion)    JWP 10048592

We used it as the closer for a program that was predominantly music in Spanish.  Very fun, rhythmic.  There are some you tube recordings you can take a look at.

Kate Thickstun

Pacific Women's Chorus

on April 28, 2014 12:51pm
My girls loved  "Mata del Anima Sola" (you will need a strong soloist for this) and I would also suggest "El Romanton" (SSA) by Francisco Muro which has a very cute story about young people who love to shop and purchase expensive items but run away when it's time to pay! The ending is really fun and rhythmic.
 Also, take a look at "El Monigote" (The Ragdoll) a Venezuelan Folk Song arr. by Diana V. Saez.
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on April 29, 2014 4:19am
As Costureiras - Heitor Villa-Lobos
on May 1, 2014 6:22pm
Maybe not an exact match to your requirements but Chili Con Carne - JWP 10027630 is a fantastic piece.
on May 1, 2014 10:01pm
Hello Matt:
Please consider Violeta Parra's famous anthem "Gracias a la vida." Following a dramatic introductory verse, my SSAA arrangement resolves into a relaxed, mid-tempo Latin feel. It is intended for mature women's voices or a large ensemble of young adults. For info please check out
All the best,
Willi Zwozdesky
on May 2, 2014 11:40am
 Both these pieces are great, you need a strong pianist. 
on May 4, 2014 3:40pm
Las Amarillas by Stephen Hatfield.  It's SSA and a challenge, but so worth the effort!
on May 5, 2014 4:38am
La Vida by Jim Papoulis -about to be published 
unison, 2 part, and 3 part. 
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