• Lucio Diestro San Pedro, Sr.(February 11, 1913 – March
31, 2002) was a Filipino composer and teacher who was
proclaimed a National Artist of the Philippines for Music
• Today, he is remembered for his contribution to the
development of Filipino regional band music and for his
well-known compositions such as the Filipino lullaby, "Sa
Ugoy ng Duyan" and the symphonic poem, "Lahing
• San Pedro came from a family with musical roots and he
became his career early. When he was still young, he
succeeded his deceased grandfather as the local church
• On May 9, 1991, President Corazon C. Aquino proclaimed San
Pedro a National Artist of the Philippines for Music.
• He married Gertrudes San Pedro with whom he had five children:
Rhodora, Bienvenido, María Conchita, María Cristina and Lucio, Jr.
•San Pedro's works include a great variety of
musical forms ranging from band music,
concertos for violin and orchestra, choral
works, cantatas, chamber music, and songs
for solo voice. He also served as a
conductor of many Filipino bands such as
Peng Kong Grand Mason Concert Band, the
San Pedro Band of Angono, and the Banda
Angono Numero Uno.
• The Devil's Bridge
• Malakas at Maganda Overture
• Sa Ugoy ng Duyan (with the collaboration of Levi Celerio)
• Dance of the Fairies
• Lahing Kayumanggi
• San Pedro died of cardiac arrest on March 31, 2002
in Angono, Rizal, at the age of 89.