Mudcat Café Message Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafeawe



User Name Thread Name Subject Posted
GUEST,Chelsea Lyr Add: La Paloma Azul (9) RE: Lyr Add: La Paloma Azul 17 Aug 15


I'm doing research on Carlos Chávez's "La Paloma Azul," arranged for some concerts he put together at the Museum of Modern Art in 1940, and this discussion is fascinating! The Brubeck version corresponds roughly to the melody he uses in the first half, which also seems to have a lot in common with the folk tune "El Mosquito" (see Campos, "Folklore y la Música Mexicana," p. 263), while the second half of Chávez's version matches the Mariachi version.

I'm wondering if anyone has a copy of an old song book or something that might show how the mariachi version originated—the one that goes "Que bonita Paloma Azul, que con tus alas transita por donde quiera"—any luck there?


Post to this Thread -

Back to the Main Forum Page

By clicking on the User Name, you will requery the forum for that user. You will see everything that he or she has posted with that Mudcat name.

By clicking on the Thread Name, you will be sent to the Forum on that thread as if you selected it from the main Mudcat Forum page.

By clicking on the Subject, you will also go to the thread as if you selected it from the original Forum page, but also go directly to that particular message.

By clicking on the Date (Posted), you will dig out every message posted that day.

Try it all, you will see.