Category:   ETHNIC MUSIC
Composer:   Visayan folk song from the Philipines
Arranger:   George G. Hernandez
Publisher:   Pavane Publishing
Edition:   P 1286
Voicing:   SATB
Setting:   A Cappella

Reviewer:   

Martha Coventry Graber
St. Paul Central High School 2007
R&R Chair Ethnic Music

This is a very fun Filipino popular folk song arrangement. It sounds trickier than it is and there is quite a bit of repetition. It is joyous, flirty and ear-catching. Sheetmusicplus.com has a nice, clear audio clip of a Filipino group performing. This demonstrates most of the text pronunciation. There are also video clips available if you Google the title. However, the sound quality may not be very clear; still, it is a good resource for performance style. One caution, there are several discrepancies between the printed text at the beginning and the text within the music. We followed the text within the music.