This is an all-time favorite of mine and was composed by two national artists, namely, Levi Celerio and Lucio San Perdo. Unfortunately, I was not able to attend the tributes paid to each of them by Freeway. Fortunately, at least I was able to receive my copy of the press kit this time.
San Pedro honed his skills in composition by training under Bernard Wagenaar, Vittorio Giannini and also went to Julliard in 1947. Perhaps it is this love for further learning that urged him to enter the teaching vocation. He became a professor at the Ateneo de Manila University, University of the Philippines Diliman, Centro Escolar University and even taught nearly all of the big conservatories of music in Manila during his time. He became a chairman of UP College of Music's Composition and Conducting Department. A year after he retired (1978), he was conferred the title of Professor Emeritus (1979).
He died in 2002 of cardiac arrest. He was 89 years old.
Here are some of the designs that were inspired by his music.
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