Robert Xavier Rodríguez
Publisher: G. Schirmer
Las Mañanitas de los Niños (1999)
Rodriguez's delightful score is a series of variations on the Mexican equivalent of our "Happy Birthday" called "Las Mañanitas." The composer orchestrated several melodies composed by children and superimposed them over the original Mexican folk melody. In performances for young audiences, children can learn the original song before hearing it played with the variations.