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SONG

COMPOSE

Levi Celerio
(1910 2002)
National Artist For Literature and

- Born: April 30, 1910 in


Tondo, Manila
- Prolific lyricist,
composer, violinist
- Had written lyrics for
over
4, 000 songs in his
lifetime, including many
for film
-translated and re-wrote

- Studied at the Academy


of Music in Manila
- Joined the Manila
Symphony Orchestra.
- Guinness Book of World
Record: being the only
person to make music
with a mouth-blown leaf.

COMPOSITIONS:
- Dahil Sa Iyo
- Buhat
- Ang Pasko Ay Sumapit
- Ang Pipit
- Bagong Pagsilang
- Sa Ugoy ng Duyan
- Misa De Gallo
- Itik-Itik
- Tinikling

TRANSLATIONS:
- Maliwanag Na Buwan
(O, Naraniag Nga Bulan)
- Ako Ay May Singsing
(Atin Co Pong Singsing)
- Alibangbang

CONSTANCIO DE
GUZMAN

- Born: November 11,


1903 in Guiguinto,
Bulacan
- He studied piano and
composition under
Nicanor Abelardo
- He went to law school
but switched to pursue
and finish a BS
Commerce degree at

- He passed the CPA


board exams in 1932.
- After he took the CPA
board exam, he started
working for the movies.

- Dean of Filipino Movie


Composers and Musical
Directors
- Panaginip paved the
way for him to record
hundreds of songs.

COMPOSITIONS:
- Bayan Ko & Kung Kitay
Kapiling (won the gold
medal at the Paris
International Fair; Awit
Award for Best Filipino
Lyricist)
- Babalik Ka Rin
- Ang Tangi kong Pag-ibig
- Birheng Walang Dambana

MIGUEL MIKE
VELARDE Jr.

-Born: October 23, 1913


Manila
- composer, conductor,
movie actor, and musical
director.
- Mother became his music
teacher in piano and violin
when he was six years old.
- Studied at the Zamboanga
Normal Scholl, where he

-pursued Medicine in UP Manila


but realized the it was music
that he truly loved.
-his father objected of his plans
to pursue music, so he went on
to support himself as a bus
conductor to realize his dream.
-he got a job at a radio station
where he was featured as
singer and jazz composer in its
morning and evening

- He opened a jazz school and


became song editor for the
Philippines Free Press and
Literary Song Movie Magazine.
- Jazz Band: Mike Velardes
Jazztocrats

WORKS:
- Ugoy-Ugoy Blues
- Luksang Tagumpay (FAMAS
Award for Best Picture 1960)
- Alaala Kita (Best Director
1961)
- Ikaw
- Lahat Ng Araw
- Habang Buhay
- Minamahal Kita
- Ikaw Ay Akin

WORKS:
- Buhat
- Ikaw
- Bituing Marikit
- Dating Sumpaan
- Dalisay
- Eternally Yours
- Gabi At Araw

AWARDS:
- Best Conductor Award and
the First International
Popular Song Contest in
Japan (As Long as Forever)
- Cultural Achievement
Award in Popular Music
from the Philippine
Government Cultural
Association in 1975.

SANTIAGO SUAREZ
(1901 1964)

- Born: Sampaloc, Manila


- He learned to play the
piano from his
grandmother who was also
a competent harpist, while
his grandfather played the
flute.
- He attended Conservatory
of Music, UP and the
Ateneo de Manila in

- Musical Style: mixture of


soulful kundiman and the
lively strains of the
countryside.
- Some of his works are quite
popular and heard even
with todays classical
singers, pop, singers and
choral groups.

WORKS:
- Ligaya Ko
- Pandanggo Ni Neneng
- Dungawin Mo Hirang
- Bakya Mo Neneng
- Caprichosa
- Sa Libis Ng Nayon
- Kataka-taka
- Labandera Ko
- Lakambini

RESTITUTO RESTIE
UMALI

-Born: June 16, 1916 - Paco,


Manila
- His father taught him violin
as well as his exposure to
the regular family rondalla
- He became an active
member at the MAPA High
school glee club and
orchestra.
- He was a band member of

- He majored in Composition
and Conducting at the UP
Conservatory of Music and
Commerce at the Jose Rizal
College.
- He even passed an
electricians course at the
Philippine School of Arts
and Trades before
embarking on a rewarding

WORKS:
- Arranged the Phil. National
anthem
- Arranged Kataka-taka (for
the Boston Pops Orchestra)
- 120 movie theme songs
- More than 250 scores for
movies.
- Ang Alamat (Best Musical
Score 1972 FAMAS)
- Bitter Sweet (Best Music
Awards MFF 1969)

WORKS:
-Saan Ka Man
Naroroon
-Alaala ng Lumipas
-Ang Pangarap Koy
Ikaw
-Sa Libis ng Barrio
-Di Ka Nag-iisa
-Paano Kita Lilimutin

ANGEL PEA
(1921 2014)

-Born: April 22, 1921


-Classical and jazz
composer, arranger,
bass player
-one of the founders
of traditional jazz in
the Philippines

-Family of musicians:
Mother: school teacher
in UP (voice)
Father: violinist
Grandfather:
respected guitar
player
-stayed in Malabon:
famous for its

-Family of musicians:
Mother: school teacher
in UP (voice)
Father: violinist
Grandfather:
respected guitar
player
-stayed in Malabon:
famous for its

-Age 11: his mother


passed away, he
was discouraged
by his father to
continue his
musical pursuits.
-But he persisted
and proceeded to

-He wrote his first


original jazz
compositions just
before the World
War II erupted.
-After the war, he
became one of the
most sought-after

COMPOSITIONS:
- Bagbagtulambing, a landmark
in Philippine music
- Igorot Rhapsody-won first prize
in UST national symphonic
composition contest
- 1960 he earned a Licentiate
with the Royal School of Music
on London
- He auditioned for the Honolulu
Symphony Orchestra and was

AWARDS:
- A House Resolution from the
State of Hawaiis House of
Representatives was passed to
honor him for his contributions
in the field of music as a world
renowned jazz musician,
arranger and Hawaiis own
living compose
- Lifetime Achievement Award
(by the Jazz Society of the

ERNANI CUENCO
(1936-1988)
National Artist for Music

-Born: May 10, 1936 in Malolos,


Bulacan
-composer, film scorer, musical
director and music teacher.
-As a boy, he as encouraged to
learn the violin.
-He earned in Bachelors Degree
in Music, major in Piano at the
UST Conservatory of Music in
1956.
-1968, he completed his Master

- 1960 1968, he was a


cellist at the Manila
Symphony Orchestra.
- 1966 1970, he played for
the Filipino Youth
Symphony Orchestra and
Manila Chamber Soloists
- 1960 he was discovered by
then actor Joseph Estrada
while he was playing as

COMPOSITIONS:
- Gaano Ko Ikaw Kamahal
- Bato Sa Buhangin (composed
for films in honor of his wife)
- Nahan
- Kahit Na Magtiis
- Diligin Mo Ng Hamog ang
Uhaw na Lupa
- Pilipinas
- Inang Bayan
- Isang Dalangin

GEORGE
CANSECO

- Born: April 23, 1934 in Naic,


Cavite
- graduated with a Liberal Arts
degree at the University of the
East.
- He worked for the Philippine
Herald and the Associated
Press as a journalist.
- He worked as a free-lance
scriptwriter for hire in Manila.
- Considered as a nationally

-He was commissioned by


Former First Lady Imelda
Marcos to compose a
national tribute hymn
entitled Ako Ay Pilipino
-Kapantay Ay Langit a
theme from the awardwinning motion picture of
the same title. (Best

- CHILD one of his best


known composition; the
English language version of
Freddie Aguilars signature
song Anak.
- He wrote songs for the
countrys top singers such
as Sharon Cuneta, Basil
Valdez, Regine Velasquez,
Zsa Zsa Padilla, Pilita

-He was elected


President of the Filipino
Society of Composers,
Authors and
Publishers, Inc.
(FILSCAP)
-He was also elected as
Councilor for the First

COMPOSITIONS:
- Ikaw
- Kailangan Kita
- Dito Ba
- Hiram
- Tubig At Langis
- Hanggang Sa Dulo Ng Walang
Hanggan
- Sinasamba Kita
- Kastilyong Buhangin
-

LEOPOLDO SILOS
Sr.

-Born: March 6, 1925


-Composer, singer and
arranger
-He was the awardwinning musical
director of the longrunnng television
musical program,

COMPOSITIONS:
- Dahil Sa Isang Bulaklak
- Hindi Kita Malimot
- Aling Kutsero
- Ay Anong Saklap
- Bastat Mahal Kita
- Diyos Lamang ang Nakakaalam
- Hindi Ko Malilimutan
- Lagi Kitang Naaalala
- Langit sa Lupa
- Halina, Halina
- Lihim Na Pag-ibig
- Mundo Moy Nawala