Music of Lowlands Luzon:Devotional and Liturgical Music
Kyrie eleison? Gloria in excelsis Deo? Credo inunum Deum? Sanctus dominus Deo sabaoth?Agnus Dei quitolis peccata mundi?
Flores de Mayo
Rubrics for PerformanceBasic –Unfocused tone, erratic rhythm, unstable pitch, inconsistent phrasing, dynamics and shows insensitivity to style and context; Shows no effort in coming up with improvised costumes and/or propsDeveloping –Focused tone but inconsistent in extreme range, some repeated errors in rhythm and pitch, consistent phrasing, discernible dynamics, some nuances in style as suggested by the score/teacher. With some improvised costumes and/or props but are inappropriate to the musicApproaching Proficiency –Focused and clear tone in normal range, accurate rhythm and secure pitch with isolated errors, accurate and consistent phrasing, accurate dynamics, with some nuances in style as suggested by the score/teacher. With some improvised costumes and/or props but are inappropriate to the musicProficient –Focused, clear tone all throughout, accurate rhythm and secure pitch, consistent and sensitive phrasing and obvious dynamics, with creative nuances to style in response to music score.
SynthesisThe devotional and liturgical music of the Lowlands of Luzon reflects the impact of the Spanish colonisation which lasted for almost more than three centuries on their lives, most especially on the faith aspect. A lot of these are at the verge of disappearing due to modernization and diversity of religion. However, efforts from the youth and education sector are joining forces in reviving long lost traditions, if not in the most traditional way, at least, the remnants of the Hispanic-influenced music survive as they transform into its modern versions.