HomeAnuaryo/Annales: Journal of Historyvol. 13 no. 1 (1995)

Francisco Santiago: The Man, Musician and His Philosophy

Antonio C. Hila



Known as a man of “many firsts," Santiago edified the Filipino in his compositions: His music blended the "essence" of the nation's past simple music, the best elements of Spanish and American forms, and the traits and peculiarities characteristic of Filipino music. In the end, Santiago was able to uphold the glory of the national spirit.