This is one of the most popular and famous sea shanties of all time!

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The title of this piece has many variant spellings: Santiana, Santy Anna, Santayana, Santiano, Santy Anno and others. The famous sea shanty recalls the story of the Mexican General Antonio López de Santa Anna during the Mexican-American War and General (later President) Zachary Taylor.

This arrangement uses 4 variations on the theme. It is an exciting and well-known piece for recitals and festivals!

Key: E minor

Mood: excited, victorious, triumphant

Pedagogy: lh chord patterns, dynamics, fingerings


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