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A la Nanita Nana


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Noel Project

 Genre: Holiday

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Description
This is a traditional Spanish carol--a 'nana,' or lullaby--to the Christchild.

The change from minor to a major key is a common device in Spanish and/or Cuban folksongs, with the phrase "a la nanita nana" a soothing refrain similar to "lullaby, lullaby" in English.


arrangement/keyboard/vocals: Mystified
vocals: atwood1956

song art: William Bouguereau
detail from "Song of the Angels"

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Lyrics
A la Nanita Nana -- Traditional Spanish Carol


A la nanita nana, nanita ea, nanita ea,
Mi Jesús tiene sueño, bendito sea, bendito sea.
(repeat)
Fuentecilla que corres clara y sonora,
Ruiseñor q'en la selva cantando lloras,
Callad mientras la cuna se balancea.


A la nanita nana, nanita ea, nanita ea,
My Jesus is sleeping, come and behold Him, come and behold Him.
(repeat)
Little brook everflowing, rushing and ringing,
Nightingale in the forest, calling and singing,
Hush now, while the cradle softly sways.
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Comments: 37
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Plays: 25568
Downloads: 1249
Votes: 21
Uploaded: Nov 08, 2005 - 03:45:51 PM
Last Updated: Nov 30, 2005 - 11:08:03 AM Last Played: Sep 03, 2017 - 02:49:09 PM
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Comments
SlimGirlFat said 4423 days ago (November 8th, 2005)
Beautiful
As always Mysti, your voice shines out with clarity and beauty,, Tom, your
voice and harmonies compliment Mystis.
Lovely lovely lovely
Slimmie
Noel Project said 4423 days ago (November 9th, 2005)
Beautiful
Thanks, Slimmie, for that.
One thing we wanted to do with this CD was have a wide range of styles and
some different treatments. This one is definitely simpler and more
traditional--two voices and piano--and a contrast to the others that have
more orchestration or more complex arrangements.
Check out my latest song called Finale (Silent Night)
Einarus said 4423 days ago (November 8th, 2005)
Beautiful
Songs like this prove that songs don't have to be complex and swarming
with lots of different tracks to sound gorgeous.
Very soft and sweet.
Beautiful!
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Noel Project said 4422 days ago (November 9th, 2005)
Beautiful
Thanks, Einarus.
It was nice to do something simple, and rely (mostly) on the voices to color
and carry the piece along. It's nice that you appreciate it for its simplicity--
thank you for taking the time to leave a comment!
Check out my latest song called Finale (Silent Night)
said 4423 days ago (November 8th, 2005)
BEAUTIFUL
My angels!
Noel Project said 4422 days ago (November 9th, 2005)
BEAUTIFUL
Your angels, biz??
Well, ok, if you insist. Glad you liked the song. Thanks for dropping by and
leaving a comment!

Check out my latest song called Finale (Silent Night)
Stun Nutz said 4423 days ago (November 8th, 2005)
This is going to be a great CD.
Perfect for a calm candlelit Xmas dinner... without screaming kids!
Very delicate tune here. I love the fact that you chose to sing in
Spanish.. and Tom, your voice is a great compliment to Mysti
(oh...Slimmie said that...doh!).
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Noel Project said 4421 days ago (November 10th, 2005)
This is going to be a great CD.
Thanks for the kind words, Eric. Project co-founder and CEO (atwood1956)
especially appreciates the compliment. He wondered if anyone would
recognize the bravery and daring required to sing on the same track with
Mysti? You have hinted at that in your comments, and for that, it is feeling
gratitude (as Tadashi might say).
Check out my latest song called Finale (Silent Night)
obtuso said 4422 days ago (November 9th, 2005)
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Beautiful

Noel Project said 4421 days ago (November 10th, 2005)
.
In the Project library we have whispered among ourselves about moments like
this, obtuso. Debated. How would we respond to a brief comment, or a
comment with a title so tiny as a period? Would we respond at all? It provided
some lively discussions and such excitement that some members had trouble
falling asleep after those late night sessions.

But in our mission statement, it is clear: 'no comment is too small to warrant
a reply,' not even one titled ".". (And especially one whose message is so
direct and pleasing.) Thanks, obtuso!
Check out my latest song called Finale (Silent Night)
White Hawks said 4422 days ago (November 9th, 2005)
wonderful harmony
I am sure that Noel Project will be a wonderful CD:) thanks for sharing.

10s.

- Hawks
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Noel Project said 4421 days ago (November 10th, 2005)
wonderful harmony
Thanks White Hawks. The Project is hoping for a successful CD. That success
will be measured in the joy it brings not only to those of us who are creating
it, but also to those who listen, including you, Jem. Thanks again!


Check out my latest song called Finale (Silent Night)
Epileptic Gibbon said 4421 days ago (November 10th, 2005)
Pretty tune…
… you Noel Project dude & dudette! Should make for a nice
counterpoint on the CD. Now all you need to make the CD
complete is a version of 'All I want for Christmas are my two front
teeth', perhaps done in a death metal style but with Mysti's fine
vocals shining through… shall I shut-up now?

And shouldn't that be complement not compliment. Saying that
Tom's vocals complement Mysti's is a compliment, right? I'm not
homophonic, before you ask (that was a pun, get it?)… okay now
I'll shut up!


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Noel Project said 4421 days ago (November 10th, 2005)
Pretty tune…
EG, you say 'complement,' Stun Nutz says 'compliment.' I say astounded, you
say gobsmacked. Words, words, words. Can't we all get along? Especially in
this, the most joyous time of the year? Or in a couple of months.

Obviously, your 'almost-an-insider' perspective (through Rebsie)has allowed
you to hone in on the key strategy of this CD. Bob, weave, jab, punch,
counterpunch. We do hope this piece, simple and warbly, will be a
counterpoint to other pieces that are more complex and warbly.

And we appreciate you stopping by to gaze in and comment, Epi, regardless
of your orientation. The Project welcomes all!
Check out my latest song called Finale (Silent Night)
Mystified said 4420 days ago (November 11th, 2005)
Warbly schmarbly!
There's no warbling on these tracks....wait.....
Tom...are you adding birdsong to these?!
(Pssst! Redwing is that *other* CD...!)
Check out my latest song called Child of Yesterday
Cori Ander said 4420 days ago (November 11th, 2005)
You're wild
Its a calm and nice song yes, but you people are just wild how fast you're
getting better and better as musicians! You're approaching pro level now,
without (I believe) going to music schools but just by producing for
macjams. Very very good and warm and comforting song. And so well
performed!

I am proud of being your (net) friends!
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Noel Project said 4419 days ago (November 12th, 2005)
You're wild
Johannes, the Project appreciates you taking time out from your passivity re:
MacJams to listen to and comment on this song. We also look forward to your
musical contributions in the coming weeks. Thanks again!
Check out my latest song called Finale (Silent Night)
ledebutant said 4419 days ago (November 12th, 2005)
Can't wait
As I was listening to this, all I could think about was how much
pleasure it is going to give my mother when I give it to her, which I
suppose, is the point of you guys doing this, spreading your love of
God and bringing joy to the world. I'm going to give it to her as an
early Christmas present and donate $10 to charity in the Noel Project's
name.

Thanks you guys.
Noel Project said 4419 days ago (November 12th, 2005)
Can't wait
Your comment made some of us stop and ask ourselves, why ARE we doing
this? Always good to review. Putting together 12-15 songs in a couple of
months has not always been easy, but it has been fun. And we have
concluded amongst ourselves that you giving Mother Ledebutant our CD is
one of the best reasons we know of to have done this. She gets an
autographed copy.
Check out my latest song called Finale (Silent Night)
Mystified said 4418 days ago (November 13th, 2005)
Can't wait
Just wanted to add my thanks to your comment, Ledeb. That is a lovely gesture,
and sharing a bit of joy through music is really what this has all been about.
Glad it seems to be working :)

(And I'll get Tom to forge my name on that 'autographed' copy!')
Check out my latest song called Child of Yesterday
Tom Atwood said 4418 days ago (November 13th, 2005)
Can't wait
Don't be silly, Cat. Just meet me in the Project dining room before we run
through our vocalises and sign it there. Unless we need to invest in an
"autopen" for you?
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ledebutant said 4417 days ago (November 14th, 2005)
Autopen
They invented a pen that DRIVES?!!!

Whatever will they think of next? ;-)
Mystified said 4417 days ago (November 14th, 2005)
Office Supplies Memo
Hmmm...

Do we have enough money in the Project budget to get an 'autopen?'

Check out my latest song called Child of Yesterday
Mystified said 4417 days ago (November 14th, 2005)
Vocalises Memo
...And I do hope that you're working on those vocalises, Tom.
I don't think there *is* such a thing as 'autovocalises' (even if there are autopens) yet!

Check out my latest song called Child of Yesterday
Lilbit21 said 4419 days ago (November 12th, 2005)
awsome
wow wat a lovely voice... this is definetely tradition song n relaxation too.....

good with the controlin the voice....

cant wait to hear the next song....

best of luck.......keep it up
Noel Project said 4419 days ago (November 12th, 2005)
awsome
Congratulations on reaching 20.80 points, Lilbit21. You may now post a song
on MJ. We here at the Project are proud that you have chosen one of our
songs as a vehicle, so to speak. We have been in your shoes, forced to
scrounge for points, begging on streetcorners, selling plasma, etc. Thanks for
the kind words!
Check out my latest song called Finale (Silent Night)
Mcboy said 4419 days ago (November 12th, 2005)
wow...
the word beautiful was created to explain and express what i have just
heard..................................
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Noel Project said 4419 days ago (November 12th, 2005)
wow...
Hey, Mcboy. Har ya? Had we known you would be stopping by on a Saturday
we would have brought the landscapers in on their day off to spruce up. A
little embarrassed...where did we put the Roundup®?

Thanks for listening. Good to see you. Next time, call first?
Check out my latest song called Finale (Silent Night)
Mystified said 4418 days ago (November 13th, 2005)
Umm, Tom...
...the Roundup® is right there...over there...yes. Right next to the frog?
(or is that a toad?)
Check out my latest song called Child of Yesterday
Tom Atwood said 4418 days ago (November 13th, 2005)
Umm, Tom...
Ahhh yes, the one with X's for eyes. Got it.
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Tadashi Togawa said 4417 days ago (November 14th, 2005)
Prayer from the west
The continental west.
The dry earth.
Sunflower and pinwheel.
The singing voice reached because of the wind from the west.
Don Quixote will be healed with this song.
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mandolinquent said 4416 days ago (November 15th, 2005)
Blimey.
Wonderful, singing - both of you. The harmonies make it sound like
you're standing face to face, instead of file-sharing... which is pretty
incredible. Lovely, lovely warm singing.


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I. Spike said 4414 days ago (November 17th, 2005)
...sweet...
I like the stark live feel of this tune. It gives it more sincerity somehow.
The lyrics are lovely in any language.
More sweet work from you two.
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stevel said 4411 days ago (November 20th, 2005)
Classy!
Beautiful vocal performance! This Noel project is turning out to be very
eclectic indeed
Steve
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macgalver said 4398 days ago (December 3rd, 2005)
Stunning
Just stunning.
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Noel Project said 4376 days ago (December 25th, 2005)
Merry Christmas!
Thanks for listening, and for your comments.
Check out my latest song called Finale (Silent Night)
Carrie71 said 2571 days ago (December 4th, 2010)
Beautiful
Simply beautiful.
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