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Spanish and Latin American Music Arranged for Voice and Instruments

This page provides Spanish and Latin American songs by various composers, arranged for voice and instruments by Anna Bartos. Other songs of this repertoire, from her collection, will also be available upon request. Please download the VMS Spanish Catalogue below.

These are original arrangements available only on this website, at present. Visit the site again for additional arrangements. They may be purchased in hard copy or pdf. Please contact Anna Bartos with your order, including your name, email address and telephone number, how many copies you desire, and the method you prefer. You will be contacted about the cost. Very affordable!

Granados at piano


1) La colección de tonadillas, 11 songs arranged for voice, piano, and flute, set to the poetry of Fernando Periquet. Note: Some songs have been transposed to a higher key. Translations by A. Bartos are included.

Three tonadillas (samples) sung by Anna Bartos.

• El tra la la y el punteado

• Oh, muerte cruel...La maja dolorosa: No. 1

• La maja y el ruiseñor, aria from Goyescas

Amor y odio: Love and Hate
El tra la la y el punteado: The tra la la and the Guitar String
El mirar de la maja: The Glance of the Maja
La maja de Goya: Goya's maja
El majo discreto: The Discreet Majo
El majo timido: The Timid Majo
La maja dolorosa: The Sorrowful Maja: Nos. 1, 2, 3
El majo olvidado: The Forgotten Majo
Callejeo: Street Rambling

2) La maja y el ruiseñor (The Maiden and the Nightingale) aria, from the opera Goyescas, arranged for voice, piano and flute.

Enrique Granados (1867-1916), frequently called The Chopin of Spain and, most recently, Poet of the Piano, by Walter Aaron Clark in his book by that title, wrote his tonadillas in homage to the famous Spanish painter, Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes (1726-1848). He was fascinated by Goya's life, loves and works, hundreds of which were inspired by the 18th and 19th century picaresque, flamboyant, colorful majas and majos of Madrid - backstreet, uneducated people who worked as street sellers and hustlers. They loved music, bull fighting, beautiful clothes, jewelry, lusted after life and dreamed of becoming fine ladies and gentlemen. These beautiful love songs, comic and tragic, are simply set, although sometimes deceptively, and through Periquet's charming poetry, amply capture the majos in all aspects of their being. The songs premiered in Madrid in 1913. "His strangely vivid music pursues you like perfumes, more persistent than strong." ___Claude Debussy.

See sample below.

Amor y Odio
click for sample score

Click to download the SPANISH SONG CATALOGUE