He studied at Ateneo municipal at he is part of the
choir in the school
At the of 18 he already exposed in opera
Most of Abdon’s musical compositions are in Tagalog
First filipino who conduct an opera in the country
he was appointed as a violin instructor violin in the
Conservatory of Music of the University of the
Philippines in 1920.
Works of Abdon:
Misang Tagalog sa Balintawak (1910) – composed for the Aglipayan Church
Kundiman (1920) – unpublished; composed for the Russian concert cellist
Instituto de Mujeres’ school hymn
Awit ng Pulubi
O! Dios sa Kalangitan!
Ang Bibingka – a part of one of Patricio Mariano’s works
Ang Anak ng Dagat
A native Bulaceño
At age of eight he already compose a song “Ang Unang
Buko” dedicated to her grandmother
His family was know for being musician
Abelardo finally took up courses under Guy F.
Harrison and Robert Schofield at the UP Conservatory
of Music in 1916
Works of Abelardo:
"Ang Aking Bayan"
The Historical Pageant
Concerto in B Flat
"Nasaan ka, Irog?"
"Kundiman ng Luha"
"Magbalik Ka, Hirang!"
"Mutya ng Pasig"
"National Heroes' Day Hymn"
"Kung Ako'y Umibig"
"Doon Po sa Aming Bayan"
"Un Cuento de Lola Basiang"
Known as Bob Dylan of the Philippines
a folk musician of our country
best known for his rendition of "Bayan Ko", which
became the anthem for the opposition to the Marcos
regime during the 1986 People Power Revolution
and for his song "Anak", the best-selling Philippine
music record of all time
Some of the songs that caused him to be banned from
mainstream media include: "Kata-rungan" or "justice"
(speaking for the unjustly accused), "Pangako"
("promise") (a leader's unfulfilled pledges to an
abandoned people), and "Luzvi-minda" (an acronym for
Luzon, Visayas, Mindanao, calling on Filipinos to wake
up to the reality of oppression)
Known as Ogie Alcasid and recently marriage to
Alumni of La Salle,Grenhills and Univesity of the
He is a singer,songwriter,
composer,host,actor,comedian and entrepreneur
He composed and arranged songs for television and
He has since released 18 albums
Some major awards:
Popular Male recording
Artist Representative to the 1990 ASEAN SONG FESTIVAL, Kuala
2003 Famas Best Movie Theme Song of the Year (KAILANGAN KITA).
2004 Guillermo Mendoza Memorial Award Most Popular Male
2008 24th Star Award for movies, movie theme song of the year, Pano
Ba Kita Iibigin
2009 STAR AWARDS FOR MUSIC( Male Recording Artist-First
2012 Multiple Intelligence for music award (Multiple Intelligence
"Nandito Ako" (I Am Here) was awarded "Song of the Year" by local
radio station Magic 89.9
Singles of Alcasid:
Bakit Ngayon Ka Lang?
Hanggang sa Dulo ng Walang Hanggan
May Bukas Pa
Kailangan ko’y ikaw
An advocate of environmental protection
He composed song with nature,humanity,and dying
tribes and culture as themes.
Ayala also served as the (2008–10) Chairman and ViceChairman (2011-13) of the National Committee on
Music under the National Commission for Culture and
Works of Ayala:
Panganay ng Umaga (Firstborn of the Morning)
Mga Awit ng Tanod-lupa (Songs of the Earth-Guardian)
Lumad sa Síyudad (Native in the City)
Lupa't Langit (Earth and Heaven)
Awit ng Magdaragat (Songs of the Seafarer)
Basta May Saging (As Long as There Are Bananas!)
Encantada (Music from a Ballet Philippines dance-drama, 1992.)
Parol (Music from a Ballet Philippines Christmas dance-drama, 1995.)
Palay Bigas Kanin (A multi-artist collaborative album directed by Ayala, 2010.
Available for educational use via the web.)
Sita at Rama (In collaboration with sibling Cynthia Alexander. Music for a
puppet theater production by Amelia Lapena Bonifacio.)
is a Filipino folk and folk rock singer, songwriter,
composer, poet, guitarist, bandurria player, bluesman,
His music was influenced by the “stylistic tradition” of
Philippine folk and religious melodies
carried the trademark sound of the kubing, a native
His “Tayo’y Mga Pinoy” (We’re Filipinos) was a finalist
during the 1978 first Metro Manila Popular Music
Festival instrument in the Philippines
Works of Bartolome:
Bartolome’s famous songs include:
“Pasahero” or ‘passenger’ (1977),
“Almusal” or ‘breakfast’,
“Inutil na Gising” or ‘an awake fool’ (1985),
“Karaniwang Tao” or ‘ordinary person’ (1985).
Also know as Ely Buendia
a Filipino writer and musician who gained fame as
guitarist, songwriter, and lead vocalist of the popular
Pinoy rock band Eraserheads and Pupil.
Alumni of Pasig Catholic College,University of
Perpetual Help rizal and later enrolled at University of
Ely Buendia had a broadsheet column, entitled
"CURSOR," published weekly (every Saturday) in the
Entertainment Section of the Manila Bulletin
Works of Eleander:
Marble with sister Lally
Kung di rin lang ikaw for True Faith
Mga Babae and Something always Bring Me back to
you for Novia
Stones Throw for Sponges Cola
Private Diane with Francis Magalona and Death
One of the foremost composer of original filipino music
Most of his songs were interpreted by the country's ace
balladeer, Basil Valdez
His manner of writing songs was as unusual as his gift as
he can draw bittersweet emotion from some imagined
His very first composition was "I'll Never Be Yours."
He then finished journalism at the University of the East
and even worked as one for the Philippines Herald and
Associated Press where he was an editor
The following compositions all won best theme songs
for Canseco from the FAMAS awards:
"Imortal" (for the 1989 Metro Manila Film Fesrival)
"Langis At Tubig" (1980)
"Gaano Kadalas Ang Minsan" (1982)
"Paano Ba Ang Mangarap" (1983)
"Dapat Ka Bang Mahalin" (1984)
"Hihintayin Kita Sa Langit" (1991)
Works of Canseco
"I'll Never Be Yours."
"Kapantay Ay Langit,"
"Kung Ako'y Iiwan Mo,“
"Langis At Tubig.“
Ngayon at Kailanman“
"Pagputi ng Uwak, Pagitim ng Tagak,"
"Atsay" and "Miss X;“
"Kapantay Ay Langit" (which was named best theme song in 1971).
A late 19th century composer who wrote hymns,zarzuelas, military marches and motets
“Salve a la Sma. Virgen”
“Letania a la Sma. Virgen”
“Plegaria a la Dolorosa”
Hymns to Nuestra Senora de Guia, patron saint of Ermita, Manila
“La Despedida,” with words by Lorenzo Guerrero and dedicated to Juanita Marco
“La Ausencia,” dedicated to the girl who later on became his second wife
“Flor de Maria”
“La Huerfana,” dedicated to Clara Guerrero
“Josefina,” dedicated to his daughter
“Valeroso,” a paso doble
“Themis y Marta,” a paso doble dedicated to General Eulogio Despojol
Canseco also wrote the musical score of the Spanish zarzuela “La Muerte de Lucrezia” by
A holder of bachelor of Music in composition degree
from UP college of Music
He was the Executive and Artistic Director of San
Miguel Foundation for Performing Arts
The manager of the group Smokey moutain
He is now the executive director of the Philpop Music
Fest Foundation Inc., the organization behind the
Philippine Popular Music Festival
He was also a Maestro performing in different country
and events in country
Works of Cayabyab
Tuwing Umuulan at Kapiling Ka (winner, 18th Awit Awards, Best Musical
Kahit Ika'y Panaginip Lang
Tunay na Ligaya
Da Coconut Nut
Awit ng Pagsinta (Epithalamium) - from Ryan Cayabyab and Bienvenido
Lumbera's pop-ballet Rama Hari; lyrics by Lumbera
Hibang sa Awit - lyrics by Jose Javier Reyes
Celerio was a prolific songwriter, with over 4,000 songs
to his credit
He is perhaps best known for being a leaf-player, a feat
for which he was put into the Guinness Book of World
Records. In 1997, he was named National Artist of the
Philippines for Music.
He would also later appear on That's Incredible!.
Works of Celerio
Levi's Christmas songs:
Pasko na Naman,
Maligayang Pasko at Manigong Bagong Taon (Ang Pasko ay Sumapit),
Misa de Gallo.
love songs include:
Saan Ka Man Naroroon?,
Kahit Konting Pagtingin,
Gaano Ko Ikaw Kamahal,
Sa Ugoy ng Duyan,
his folk songs include:
A prolific songwriter
He has written lyrics and composed songs for Sharon
cuneta and her movies
He work for a number of telenovela including :
Babangaon ako at dudurugin ka
Kung mahawi man ang ulap
My onlu love
Pasan ko ang daigdig
Pati ba pintig ng puso
Bituing wlaang ningning
Kaputol ng isang awit
film scorer, musical director and music teacher
He completed a music degree in piano and cello from
the University of Santo Tomas where he also taught for
decades until his death in 1988.
His songwriting credits include:
"Nahan, Kahit na Magtiis,"
"Diligin Mo ng Hamog ang Uhaw na Lupa,“
"Pilipinas," "Inang Bayan,"
"Bato sa Buhangin"
"Gaano Kita Kamahal."
acknowledged dean of Filipino movie composers and musical
Set to music the lyrics of “bayan ko” written by Jose Corazon
de Jesus (huseng batute)
He became the music director of movie production outfits
like Sampaguita, LVN, Royal, Excelsior, Lea, and Tagalog
In 1948, his song “Ang Bayan Ko” and “Kung Kita’y Kapiling”
bagged the gold medal at the Paris International Fair.
The same song won for him the Awit Award for best Filipino
The first filipino composer of note
Set music the lyrics of the Philippines national
Anthem “Lupang Hinirang” written by Jose Palma
He composed nationalistic songs that inspired his
compatriots to continue fighting against the Spaniards
Knows as the “First lady of the Philippine Music”
She made over 350 musical composition
She serve as president of Cultural Center of the
Philippines for 17 years
Her last composition was a fantasy opera “Why flowers
bloom in May?”
Known for his association with Martin Nievvera
Wrote numerous hits,most of which were done in
collaboration with other artist.
He became one of the Judge in Artista Academy in channel
Composition made was :
Kahit isang saglit
You are my song
Lagarista (arranged for Piolo Pascual)
Closer you and I (GMA jingle)
First Filipino composer to be confered the degree of
doctor of Music Abroad
The First Filipino to be appointed director of UP
conservatory of music
Created the timeless piece like :
Juan Silos Jr.
Best known as “Father of Rondalla”
Composed the theme song of movie “Giliw Ko” and the popular “Tunay na
Juan Silos, Jr. and his Rondalla has produced several traditional Philippine folk
dances which he himself conducted.
Known as “Resty”
One of the most prolific composer the philippines ever
He became a volunteer instructor teaching the doublebass at the University of the Philippines (UP)
Some of his compositions:
Filipiana Medley Overture
Medley for Philippine Arts
Sa Lahat ng Oras
Ikaw ang Lahat sa Akin, 1969
Sa Araw ng Kasal, 1970
Dearest Forever, 1971
Sa Pagitan ng Dalawang Langit, 1974
Lupang Pangarap, 1975
Some of his awards:
First Prize, Philippine Independence Hymn Contest, 1947
FAMAS Best Music Award for "Sa Bawa't Pintig ng Puso," 1964
FAMAS Best Music Award for "Pinagbuklod ng Langit," 1969
FAMAS Best Song Award for "Pinagbuklod ng Langit," 1969
Manila Film Festival Best Music Award for "Bitter-Sweet," 1969
FAMAS Best Music Award for "Mga Anghel na Walang Langit," 1970
FAMAS Best Music Award for "Ang Alamat," 1973
Olangapo Film Festival Best Music Award for "Ang Aguila at ang Araw", 1973
the founder and Servant Leader of the Philippines -
based Catholic Charismatic religious group El Shaddai
Composer of Imelda Romuladez-Marcos favorite song
He also compose :
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