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A La Puerta Del Cielo



Practicing the ascending perfect fourth (P4) so/do and the feeling of ending the first three lines on the second (re).

  • Grade: Third
  • Origin: USA – Spanish Folk Song
  • Key: F Major
  • Time: 2/4
  • Form: staves: AABa – song: AB verse/chorus
  • Rhythmbeginners: | ti ti ti ti | ta ti ti | ta ta | ti ti ta | ta (ta) |
  • Pitchesintermediate: so ti do re mi fa so
  • Intervals: intermediate: so/do, fa\re, re\so, la\fa
  • Musical Elements: notes: quarter, eighth; rest: quarter; vocal slur
  • Key Words: North American history, Basque, New Mexico, multi-cultural, lullaby, sacred, Spanish, zapatos (shoes), angelitos (angels), niño (baby), madres (mother), cielo (heaven), asiste (pray), duermete (slumber); hyphenated: bare-footed

ñ – is pronounced like the “ny” in the word “canyon.”
Collected from the Basque people in New Mexico, cir. 1932 – “Sail Away,” Locke

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