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Copy of Rosendo Santos
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conducted the Philippine Symphony orchestra,
the Philippine Ballet Company during its tour in Europe,
Guildhall School of Music Symphony Orchestra in London.
church choirs in Maryland, New Jersey, in Lehman, Huntsville and Shavertown United Methodist Churches in Pennsylvania.
In Manila he was known as the Composer of the Year in 1956 and 1957. Further more, he won in composition contests for 12 prizes, consecutively. He also received the title of “The Philippine Composer of the Century.”
Bachelor's degree of music in University of the Philippines in 1950
Master's degree of theory and composition in Catholic University of America, Washington D.C
His works include concertos, sonatas, symphonies, symphonic poems, five operas in Filipino language, a number of band overtures and more than 200 marches. He also wrote 50 masses in Latin and 20 in English. Overall he has more than 1,000 musical compositions and can be found in the library of the University of the Philippines.
Rosendo Ejercito Santos was born on September 3, 1922 in Cavite City.
Santos composed the background music for J. Arthur Rank Films at Pinewood Studios in London, England, where he worked with Muir Mathieson and Malcolm Arnold. He became the student of Aaron Copland, Irving Fine, Humphrey Searle and conductor Norman Del Mar.
His last composition, “Melinda’s Masquerade,” which is also his only ballet, was performed in 1995, after his death in 1994.
He is married to Harriet Clandenin whose a pianist and had a three sons with her namely Erik (1967- ), Nathan (1970- ), and Jason Santos (1972- ).