3. Jose Maceda
Was born in Manila on January 17, 1917
He started his music studies at the Academy
of Music in Manila.
Maceda’s musical style changed when he
encountered the music of the indigenous
tribes of Mindoro in 1953.
His extensive research and fieldwork resulted
in an immense collection of recorder music
taken from the remote mountain villages and
far-flung inland communities in the
Although his compositional style tended to be
western in style, Maceda combined sounds of
the environment with ethnic instruments.
4. Jose Maceda’s Compositions
Udlot-udlot - Hesitations (open-air ritual, text by the
composer), vocal group (100s of voices; moving around every
10 minutes), group of bangibang (100s of players; circling
around with formal steps), instrumental group (flutes,
tongatong, balingbing; 100s of players) (all sitting inside a
Ugnayan - Atmospheres, 20 radio stations, 1974
Pagsamba - Worship (ritual music for a circular auditorium,
text from the Mass [Tagalog translation]), 100 mixed voices, 25 male
voices, 8 suspended agung, 8 suspended gandingan, 100 players
(100 ongiyong [whistle flutes from the Philippines], 100 balingbing
[bamboo buzzers from the Philippines], 100 palakpak [bamboo
clappers from the Philippines], 100 bangibang [yoke-shaped wooden
bars from the Philippines; played with beaters]), 1968
6. Lucrecia R. Kasilag
Was born on August 31, in San
Fernando, La Union
She obtained Bachelor of Arts degree in
English, at the PWU, cum laude.
Kasilag wrote more than 200
compositions which include folksongs,
opera, and orchestral works.
As educator, composer, and performer,
Kasilag was known for incorporating
indigenous Filipino music with Western
influences, thus paving the way for more
experimentation among Filipino
9. Francisco F. Feliciano
Was born on February 19, 19842 in
Composer for band and chorus.
He has created more than 30 major
works that include operas and music
He has composed hundreds of
liturgical pieces, mass settings,
hymns, and other songs for worship.
10. Francisco Feliciano’s
Pamugun – means a sparrow being hunted down
Pok pok Alimpako – (favorite piece of choirs in
international choral competitions) a piece based on a motif of
a Maranao (Southern Philippines) melody and the. words of a
Muslim children's chant. The Maranao language is spoken by
the Maranao people, one of the largest Islamic groups in the
Philippines, living in the southern part of Mindanao, the
Philippines' second largest island.
12. Josefino Toledo
is a recognized figure in the Asian
contemporary Art Music Scene.
Toledo is noted for premiering works of
Filipino composers as well as other
His music has been described as "pure
and powerful", and has been cited for its
fusion of contemporary western
language and Southeast Asian
Toledo’s music is characterized by great
energy and often bears a relationship to
the traditional music of Southeast Asia.