How to Play La Cucaracha with Orff Instruments – Orff Arrangement Sheet Music

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“La Cucaracha” is a Spanish folk song that became popular in Mexico between 1910-1920, during the Mexican Revolution. The origins of the song are unknown, but it was created for Victoriano Huerta, a Mexican military officer and 35th President of Mexico, known for the addiction issues he used to have. 

As playful as it is, with its original Spanish or English lyrics, La Cucaracha is ideal to be played with Orff instruments.

Find here an Orff arrangement and a Printable PDF file for free download for “La Cucaracha”. This lovely, happy song urges children and grown-ups alike to sing and dance.

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Arrangement Details

We present here an Orff arrangement of the song if you want to appeal to younger players or beginners. The score is in F major key and 3/4 meter.

You need 9 musicians and the following musical instruments:

  • Glockenspiel
  • Alto Metallophone
  • Soprano Xylophone
  • Alto Xylophone
  • Bass Xylophone
  • Maracas
  • Tambourine
  • Guiro
  • Floor Tom

La Cucaracha – Orff Arrangement Free Sheet Music PDF

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Percussion Arrangement Sound file

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