At the end of this lesson, students are
1. Identify the works of Filipino Music Artists,
2. Discover the Roles of Filipino Music
Artists to Contemporary Art.
3. Explain the significance and impact of
their Artistry to the Philippines.
•Jose Maceda, was a Filipino
performer and musicologist,
His research were taken from
the remotest mountain
village and farthest Island
communities which resulted
in the massive number of
• Maceda’s life-long dedication to the understanding and popularisation to
the Filipino traditional music.
• He wrote papers about the nature of Philippine traditional and ethic music
that enlightened, both Filipino and foreign scholars.
• His experimentation also freed Filipino musical expressions from a strictly
• Ugma-Ugma (1963), Pagsamba (1968), and Udlot-Udlot (1975)
composition were usually performed communal ritual,
other some major works include:
LUCRESIA R. KASILAG
•Lucrecia R. Kasilag,
cultural entrepreneur of
national and international
caliber, had require herself
to hone the Filipino
appreciation of musical.
•Kasilag develop the Filipino roots through
fusing the ethics music with Western
influences, who had led many Filipino
composers to experiment with such an
•Her orchestral music includes:
- Love Songs
- Ang Pamana
- Legand of the Sarimanok
•Levi Celerio was born in
•An exemplary lyricist and
composer who received
his scholarship at the
Academy of Music in
Manila which allowed him
to join Manila Symphony
as the youngest member.
•Some of his work made for local
movies while some became
popular songs which include:
- Saan Ka Man Naroon?
- Kahit konting Pag tingin
•There was already Jovita Fuentes portray of
Cio-Cio San in Giacome Pucceni’s Madame
Butterfly at Italy’s Teatro Municipale Di
Piacenza, before Lea Salonga’s break into
•Her portrayal was hailed as the “most
sublime interpretation of the part”.
•This is remarkable because it happened at a
time when Filipino people were scarcely
heard of in Europe.
•Prior to that, she was teaching at the UP
Conservatory of Music (1917) before leaving
for Milan in 1924 for further voice studies.
•After eight months of arduous training, she
made her stage debut at the Piacenza.
•She embarked on a string of music
performances in Europe with the roles of Liu Yu
in Puccini’s Turandot, Mimi in Puccini’s La
Boheme, Iris in Pietro Mascagni’s Iris, the title
role of Salome (which composer Richard Strauss
personally offered to her including the special
role of Princess Yang Gui Fe in Li Tai Pe).
•She was given the unprecedented award of
“Embahadora De Filipinos a su Madre Patria” by
HONORATA “atang” DELA RAMA
•Honorata “atang” Dela
Rama “Queen of
kundiman” in 1979, at
age of 74 singing the
same song (nabasag na
banga) that she sang as
a fifteen – year old girl
in the sarsuela
•The very first actress in the very first locally produced
Filipino film when she essayed the same role in the
zarzuela’s film version, at age seven, she was already
being cast in Spanish zarzuelas such in Marina, Mascota,
Sueno De un Vals, the role of an orphan in Pangarap in
Rosa was her most satisfying and rewarding role that she
played with realism, the stage sparkling with silver coins
toosed by a teary-eyed audience, Atang firmly believes
that the kundiman and sarswela expresses best Filipino
soul and even performed kundiman and other Filipino
songs for the Aetas or Negritos of Zambales and the
Sierra Madre, the Bagobos of Davao and other Lumad of