Tunugan: Four Essays on Filipino Music
Tunugan: Four Essays on Filipino Music by Ramon P. Santos (b. 1941), National Artist for Music, is a reflective and analytical discussion of important markers in contemporary Filipino musical life. A useful reference for musicians, scholars, and students, it offers a composite insight into aspects of systematic, historical, and ethnomusicology. Three essays focus on the classical composition in the music of Nicanor Abelardo, the oral traditions of the Ibaloi and the Maranao, and the avant-garde works of Jose M. Maceda, while the fourth essay tackles the UP Conservatory of Music and its role in laying the groundwork for a nationalist ideology in Filipino music at the turn of the century. Includes an audio CD.
The University of the Philippines Press, Philippines
Softcover / 11 x 8.5 inches / 216 pages / BW