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University of San Agustin

College of Liberal Arts, Sciences and Education

Conservatory of Music

SY 2018-2019

Research Study: “Beny Fruto Castillon: Background and Study of his Works.”

Objective/s: to gather data and information about the life and works of one of the most prolific
composers in Western Visayas, Mr. Beny Fruto Castillon, whose work “Kruhay” became one of
the finest choral compositions in the Philippines and even acknowledged outside the country.
The purpose of this study is to make an outline of his life and works to honor his efforts and
contributions in the field of music. More specifically, to bring forth his legacy as one of the most
outstanding alumni of the University of San Agustin – Conservatory of Music.

Dear validator/s,

The following are the proposed questions to be validated. Kindly write your suggestions or
recommendations on the space provided. Thank you!

Questions Suggestions & Recommendations

1. What motivates you to compose?

2. When did you compose Kruhay?

3. At what age did you start composing your

first composition?

4. Why did you choose composition over

other fields of music?

5. Why did you choose music rather than

any other profession?

6. What makes you satisfy when composing

7. What specific thing or reason that
inspired you to compose Kruhay?

8. What are you techniques in composing?

9. What do you think is unique about you

being a composer?

10. Who performed your first composition?

11. Who influenced you in the field of music?

12. What was the greatest challenge that you

have overcome that made you composer

that you are today?

13. What is music to you and how did it


your perspective in life?

14. What are your strengths and weaknesses

in composition?

15. Why did you choose USACOM?

16. Did your parents ever hinder you to
pursue this field of profession? If yes,

17. What are your standards in composition?

18. What are your insights about the

proliferation of your well known
composition Kruhay?

19. As a composer, how can you tell if the

music is good?

20. How do you manage your time both as a

composer and a teacher?

21. How will you encourage the aspiring
young composers?

22. If you were not to take music, what other

Professions would you like to take and


23. What is your identity as a composer that

makes you unique from the other

24. What is there in composition that money

can’t buy?

25. Despite your achievements, do you still

have other things to achieve in life? What
are those?