Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Marcelo Adonay - Gloria, from the Pequeña Misa Solemne

Read his biography here. As is mentioned in the site, Adonay is often called the 'prince of Philippine liturgical music'; in life, he served as choirmaster of San Agustin church in Intramuros, certainly one of the most illustrious and venerable churches in all the country. It is really surprising that his works are not performed more often. This performance was held in the Church of the Risen Lord, a Protestant chapel in the University of the Philippines two months ago, and sung by Novo Concertante Manila under the direction of choirmaster Arwin Tan.