Riu, riu, chiu (string quartet)
Title: Riu, riu, chiu
Composer: Spanish villancico, arr. David Gable
Instrumentation: Violin 1; Violin 2; Viola; Cello
Printout: 8 pages
Note: A villancico is a poetic and musical form that dates back to the Renaissance. With the passage of time, the term has come to indicate a Christmas song of Iberian origin. Riu, Riu, chiu is popular for its asymmetrical meter and energetic rhythms.