I recently sent an email requesting Filipino Choral Music
recommendations. Thank you to all. You have been very helpful.
Here is the compilation:
1. We did Dandansoy and Paruparong Bukid, both arranged by Henry
Leck and Martin Ellis, and both I think published by Hal Leonard. I
don't recall if they are SA or SSA, but you could double the men's
parts with the treble parts at the octave easily. Both are lovely.
2. Please consider music from the Asian Institute for Liturgy and
Manila. Francisco Feliciano, its founder, is a very fine composer
and has a large body of choral music, from very easy music for
and amateur choirs to highly complex music written for the Philippine
Madrigal Singers (one of the best vocal ensembles I have heard).
Feliciano's Mail address is kiko(a)sambalikhaan.org, and I'd copy any
to lillibeth.nacion(a)sambalikhaan.org. The Asian Institute for
Music has also published a number of collections of Pilipino choral
a variety of composers. The Choral conductor there is Jonathan
will have some useful suggestions. You can contact him via
www.sambalikhaan.org. Good luck.
3. There's a wonderful piece by Francisco Feliciano called 'Pokpok
Alimpako', SATB, suitable for high school. The piece is published by
Earthsongs and you can find performances of it on YouTube if you need
to hear it first.
4. Try "Rosas Pandan" by George Hernandez. Fun piece - not easy but
fun. I did it with my high school group this year. You can also
find several performances of it on Youtube.
Elkhart (IN) Central HS
5. You may want to check out Hal Leonard's World Music Library. A
year ago I found a Filipino folksong, "Ahay Tuburan", arranged for SSA.
St. Louis, MO
6. I performed Rosas Pandan arr. by George Hernandez SATB and also
did Ahay Tuburan SSA arr. Henry Leck. I also bought but did not
perform Caturog ay na by Geaorge Hernandez. Henry Leck has a Ring of
Fire series that features music from the Pacific Rim and there might
be others there.
Best of Luck.
Bruce C. Lengacher
7. Hi Iris,
Where are you based? Did you get replies to your query yet? Let me
know, I would love to help you
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