"Alegria" is a Spanish vocal version of "Ode to Joy". Most Spanish versions of this song are religious. I wrote this version to avoid religion and celebrate the human family. This is a wonderful song for celebrating diversity, unity and peace. The lyrics match Beethoven's melody for "Ode to Joy" rhythmically and melodically making it fairly easy to learn and memorize even if Spanish is not your first language.
Spanish teachers may use this song effectively in their Spanish class. Songs are great tools for learning pronunciation and articulation. Music teacher may use this song for vocal performances with grades as young as Kindergarten. The lyrics to the song are easy for creating more complex vocal arrangements for older children in chorus. The song works well for winter concerts, spring concerts, Latin History month and graduation.
I hope you and your students enjoy this song.