Velero de Papel is one movement from Suite for Children, a set of four songs for children set to poetry by Mexican writers. VocalEssence Music Press currently publishes two movements from this suite: El Barquito de Papel and Velero de Papel.
The poetry in the Suite for Children, although written for children, has a profound message of universal values—one that will flourish in their lives as something positive for their intellectual and spiritual development. The main idea of this suite is to make these deep concepts of reflection accessible to children, in a simple way that is musical but also simple.
In terms of form, the children’s suite is conceived with consideration to the following: Technically, the music is simple melodically, striving for a balance between the simplicity and quality of the melodic lines; the melodies are easy for children to learn and remember. Structurally, the music is subject to the nature of the texts, with careful repetition making it easy to memorize without seeming too silly and boring.