Music since centuries ago, has been a feature and a sign of identity relevant in our Pilgrimage. There are many "Scores of Pilgrimage" to the music bands and the bands of drums and horns, accompanying the Brotherhoods, interpreted for many of the events that are held in Andújar and the Sanctuary. Special mention deserves the famous Lady and little girl", which, with the time has come to become an official anthem on a Pilgrimage.
Morenita and Tiny
Poem composed by Miguel Rivera de la Rosa, a native of Alcaudete (Jaén), born in the street Trowel of the above-mentioned population at 21:30 am on the 22nd day of January, 1912, being baptized with the name “Miguel Vicente Felipe del Perpetuo Socorro”.
He died by firing squad in the wall of the cemetery of the town jaén Mancha Real, on the night of the two to the three of April, 1937, at the age of 25 years.
It performed this composition, together with José María Gallo Moya, a native of Malaga; born 17 August 1906, and died in the town of Torredonjimeno (Jaén), where he lived, on September 26, 1977.
They met while both were, in that fateful moment in our history, imprisoned in the provincial prison of Jaén.
Title original of this poem, inspired for pasodoble and become authentic popular hymn to the Virgin of the Head, was the “Morenilla and Pequeñilla” and, finally, in their nomenclature as we know it today in the present, as a Lady and Little girl”.
The letter, adapted for band by the master José Sapena Matarredoma, says:
Morenita and tiny the same thing that an olive, an olive blessed, Brown-light of moon, Goal of this longing; bronze divine flesh, sculpture in clay holy, a chocolatín of heaven enveloped by the stage the edge of his cloak. It is the Hermitage railing that your framework aroma between the rock of the sierra an appointment, hung between heaven and earth. Morenita and tiny the virgin his grace peeks between the joyel enclosing it, Brown-light of moon, from the olive grove of the sky in silver leaf is closed fell an olive to the ground, he rolled and stood in the sierra. Morenita and tiny An olive blessed! It is the Hermitage railing that your framework aroma between the rock of the sierra an appointment hung between heaven and earth.
The “Hail of Andújar”, is the universal prayer that this mariano people makes your Lady full of fullness and filial love. In 2013 the Choir of the association publishes the album “Path of my Brotherhood.” Within that album appears this salve, whose authorship in the lyrics and the music is Pedro J. Lopez, to pray to the Virgin in the cults and religious acts of the Brotherhood. With time, this prayer is already within the hearts of the people of Andújar and it is sung either by the choir as the brothers in the masses and celebrations of the Brotherhood.
Hail Virgencita of the Head, Mother and owner the paths that you pray, of the Heavens that are pallium of your Andujar your plants since centuries and never I leave to Thee, Brunette, Our mother that deslumbras of mercy full. Hail, Holy Mother, Hail Queen, Hail Virgin of the Head. Pa rezarte, and to your vera, delivery Andujar your soul because it is always spring and with his Brotherhood is under your hope. Hail Virgencita of the Head Our mother that appeared in the saw. Spring of purity in the path, luminaire and comfort of rosemary this shows your Child Lady and opens the gates of Heaven Humanity craves.
For centuries and Centuries
“Forever and ever”. This prayer (lyrics and music of Peter J. López) was written at the end of the 90s of the TWENTIETH century. The presentation of the Brotherhood before the Virgin, the Saturday pilgrimage, he needed a popular song to say in a few verses the dreams of each one of the brethren and pilgrims who prostrated themselves before Her. Old young group of the Brotherhood learned this prayer and began to sing it year after year. In 2001 the group “Nights of April,” he recorded an album that takes the generic title of the same prayer “For the centuries of centuries. This song, to the beat of three-by-four, was taken by the Brotherhood as an officer, not only for the presentation of the Confraternity in procession but for the opening of the
solemn worship of the same.
One more year the flags of Andujar they have broken the air for you Lady time and time again I want you to say something this heart that excitement is drowned out. Few centuries of Brotherhood that time for You Andújar drops to your Plants leaving Mother your soul “pa” to dream in your dressing room. Andujar in the brotherhood you leave your life, your faith, your hope and your peace, that night I dreamed of is reflected in the eyes the crying you do you bud for the love that you send us. A prayer to You Andújar by the way has “derramao” to feel that baptism in the river. Used by pilgrims in the spring of speak slowly into the sky requesting that your Brotherhood come to bow down on your hill. Wagons, horses, people “cansaítos” of walk, sweat blessed in the front up to his promise to leave oh mother of the Head Dear Heavenly! Andujar made prayer for more than seven centuries and now it becomes passion to scream I'm your son Mother of my heart!
HYMN OF THE SEVENTH CENTENARY It was composed by Francisco Trigueros Engelmo, being adapted musically by the master José Alonso. ¡Viva la Virgen de la Cabeza!, it has seven centuries, it appeared, at the top of our sierra, John Rivas poor shepherd. ¡Viva la Virgen de la Cabeza!, that Juan Rivas appeared, and loving to his palace, in our land site chose. Look lovely, dear Mother, the people lover, that it in pos, just live to worship you, and consecrate all your love. Under your mantle we, O virgin Immaculate, Mother of God!, that we don't miss your light divine, I know our port of salvation. ¡Viva la Virgen de la Cabeza!, of our people, the sovereign, that faith called John Rivas, with a powerful voice of a bell. ¡Viva la Virgen de la Cabeza!, bright beacon that the well-to guide us, the one who protects, the one that captivates, the pride of Andalucia.
Are also numerous the Choirs Pilgrims that have arisen in many Confraternities of the Blessed. Virgin of the Head and of the numerous Rocks Marian, who have managed to make the music the best form of prayer through sevillanas, rumbas and salves that reflect the feeling that Ntra. Lady, wake up between his devotees. Many of these choirs current, and groups that emerged years ago, have recorded their good work in a varied, discofradía dedicated to our Excelsa Holder.
Poetryalso, has left a record of the faith and devotion that many poets have felt and continue to feel towards our Patron and, thus, has survived in many sonnets that can be read along the way that goes from Andújar to the Sanctuary, as the well-known"stone that speaks" with a few verses of Joseph Prado Palace, in the words of Alfredo Ybarra that stain of the baroque and the monument to the Pilgrim erected in the place known as the balcony, in the middle or the sonnets of Pablo Utrera located in a ceramic mural in the chapel of San Gines.
However, it is in the Sanctuary, where you can see the largest number of verses as those which can be read on the different mysteries of the Rosary Monumental and appearing in a few bronzes made by the artist iliturgitano Manolo Lopez and which were composed by various poets
However, it is in the Sanctuary, where you can read the greatest number of verses works of different poets, that have left a record of their sensitivity, for example, in the sonnets that accompany each mystery of the Rosary with monumental letters of Antonio Alcalá Venceslada, Valenzuela, Ureña, Carpio, Moreno Cortés Muñoz Sanromán, Díaz Escobar, White Belmonte, Gil, Bazabán, Ricardo Leon, Christopher de Castro, Curtain and Ory. Also in the courtyard of the appearance we can see a mural ceramic Palenciano with a few verses of Joaquin Colodrero.