recommended by Jen Sper, School Choral and Classroom Music Specialist
Canta, Mariachi, Canta! by Jose Hernandez
Experience authentic mariachi styles and rhythms in your general music class! Eight traditional Mexican songs transport you and your students to a place rich with harmony and ensemble camaraderie. These arrangements by world-renowned mariachi composer and performer, Jose Hernandez, work well with piano or guitar accompaniment. Add pitched Orff instruments for even more fun. The Teacher Edition offers vocal parts with Spanish lyrics and pronunciation guides, piano and guitar accompaniment, Orff parts, brief song translations and history. This all-in-one collection also includes digital access to authentic recordings produced by Maestro Hernandez and performed on traditional mariachi instruments for added authenticity! Students can model the singing and then perform with the full-sounding accompaniment recordings. You will also receive digital access to PDFs of singer and instrument parts when you purchase the Teacher Edition. Songs include: Cielito lindo, El venadito, La golondrina, La llorona, La sandunga, Las mananitas, Los barandales del Puente, and a beautiful arrangement of Noche de Paz (Silent Night) for the holidays featuring both English and Spanish lyrics. Suggested for grades 3-6.
Need more multicultural resources for your classroom? We also highly recommend Jig: Irish Music for Barred Percussion Ensemble by Doug Edwards, and you can find even more options on our website, or contact us for personalized recommendations. Shop Stanton’s for all your sheet music needs!
About the Author:
Jen Sper has been with Stanton’s since 2006. A former middle school and high school choral director, she holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Baldwin Wallace College Conservatory of Music. An active choral singer and accompanist throughout the Central Ohio area, she also enjoys good food, running (to counteract the good food…) and the Muppets.