The baroque Spanish villancico inspired this traditional Christmas song from the Andes. This beautiful sheet music can be performed by many choirs. Jean-Michel Cayre was born in 1949 in Lyon. He learned how to play the piano with Fernando Via, who was himself a student of Granados. He studied at Conservatoire d’Art Dramatique de Lyon then at Conservatoire International de Musique de Paris.He is an instrumentalist who’s specialized in playing the instruments from the Andes. He has been a part from the ensemble Los Chacos since 1965; they won the International Grand Prix from Charles Cros Academy, and they recorded 12 albums and appeared on international stages. He did work together with famous French artists like Richard Anthony, Michel Legrand and Charles Trénet. He is a teacher at ENM de Villeurbanne, and he created the first European workshop of Andean instruments in 1979. He also wrote about sixty compositions for plays, ballets, movies, TV series and radio.