"Jesusita en Chihuahua" is a Mexican polka which was written by Quirino Mendoza y Cortés while he was serving as a Lt. Colonel in the Mexican Revolution and directing the military band in Puebla. Its premiere was held on Christmas Day 1916 and it has since been covered by a multitude of artists, under a variety of names. The composition became a trademark of the Mexican Revolution and was Pancho Villa's favorite musical piece to have his bands play during combat. The piece centers on soldaderas; women who accompanied the revolutionaries, tending to their needs and on occasion even taking up arms to participate in combat.
|Score Key:||G major (Sounding Pitch) (View more G major Music for Cello )|
|Time Signature:||2/4 (View more 2/4 Music)|
|Tempo Marking:||= 142|
|Number of Pages:||4|
|Difficulty:||Intermediate Level: Recommended for Intermediate Level players|