May 29, 2015 

The National Artists of the Philippines

 Antonio R. Buenaventura
 Ernani Joson Cuenco
 Jovita Fuentes
 Jose Maceda
 Lucio D. San Pedro
 Levi Celerio
 Felipe Padilla De Leon
 Lucrecia R. Kasilag
 Antonio J. Molina
 Andrea O. Veneracion
 Ramon P. Santos
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Felipe Padilla De Leon
Music (1997)

Felipe Padilla De Leon, composer, conductor, and scholar, Filipinized western music forms, a feat aspired for by Filipino composers who preceded him.The prodigious body of De Leon's musical compositions, notably the sonatas, marches and concertos have become the full expression of the sentiments and aspirations of the Filipino in times of strife and of peace, making him the epitome of a people's musician. He is the recipient of various awards and distinctions: Republic Cultural Heritage Award, Doctor of Humanities from UP, Rizal Pro-Patria Award, Presidential Award of Merit, Patnubay ng Kalinangan Award, among others.

De Leon's orchestral music include Mariang Makiling Overture (1939), Roca Encantada, symphonic legend (1950), Maynila Overture (1976), Orchesterstuk (1981); choral music like Payapang Daigdig, Ako'y Pilipino, Lupang Tinubuan, Ama Namin; and songs Bulaklak, Alitaptap, Mutya ng Lahi.

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