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Composing for an Incipient Nation

Christi-Anne Castro

in Musical Renderings of the Philippine Nation

Published in print March 2011 | ISBN: 9780199746408
Published online May 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199894758 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199746408.003.0002

Series: The New Cultural History of Music Series

Composing for an Incipient Nation

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Chapter 1 is introduced by a narrative of Lucrecia Kasilag's eightieth birthday concert, including performances by Bayanihan and the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra. The bulk of the chapter that follows examines the role of Filipino composers in expressing nationalist ideologies of liberation and postcolonial modernity during the first half of the twentieth century. Throughout the chapter, the development of the Philippine national anthem is traced. Composers under discussion include Francisco Santiago, Lucio San Pedro, and Lucrecia Kasilag.

Keywords: composers; national anthem; Santiago; San Pedro; Kasilag; Aguinaldo; Quezon; Roxas; Magsaysay

Chapter.  14317 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Musicology and Music History

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