Son De La Loma

They Are From the Hill
Composed by Miguel Matamoros
Arranged by José Castillo
Series Editor: Lawrence Kaptein
Voicing: SATB
Instrumentation: percussion
Catalog number: AMP 0150
Price: $1.80

Son de la loma
They are From the Hill

Translation

Mamá yo quiero saber, de donde son los cantantes
Mom I want to know where the singers are from

que los encuentro gal antes y los quiero conocer,
that I find so charming and I want to know them,

con sus trovas fascinantes que me las quiero aprender,
with their songs so fascinating that I want to learn.

De donde serán ? Serán de la Habana.
Where are they from? they are from Havana.

Serán de Santiago tierra so berana,
They are from Santiago, the sovereign land,

son de la loma, y cantan en (el) llano. Ya verá, lo verá.
they are from the hill and they sing in the field. You'll see soon, you'll see it.

Mamá ellos son de la loma, pero mamư ellos cantan en (el) llano.
Mom, they are from the hill but, mom, they sing in the field.

De donde serán mamá? Que me las quiero aprender.
Where are they from mom? I want to learn their songs.

Ellos son de la loma y los quiero conocer vamos a ver. Sí señor!
They are from the hill and I want to know them --let's go see. Yes sir!

Miguel Matamoros (1894-1971) was a famous Cuban
composer, singer, and leader of the Trio Matamoros.

recording performed by the 2010 New Hampshire All-State Mixed Choir
Janet Galvan, conductor

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