George Canseco

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George Canseco
Birth name George Masangkay Canseco
Born (1934-04-23)23 April 1934
Naic, Cavite, Philippines
Died 19 November 2004(2004-11-19) (aged 70)
Manila, Philippines
Genres Tagalog and English Pop Songs
Occupations Composer
Labels Vicor Music Corporation Recording Labels

George Masangkay Canseco was born 23 April 1934 in Naic, Cavite, Philippines and died 19 November 2004 in Manila, Philippines). Canseco was a nationally acclaimed composer of numerous popular Filipino classics.

Early Years[edit]

Canseco studied and graduated with a Liberal Arts degree at University of the East in the Philippines. After graduation, he worked for the Philippines Herald and the Associated Press as a journalist. He also free-lanced as a scriptwriter for hire in Manila. Canseco was commissioned by former Philippines First lady, Imelda Marcos, to compose the national tribute hymn, "I Am a Filipino" (Ako Ay Pilipino).

Later career[edit]

Canseco wrote the classic "Kapantay Ay Langit", a theme from the award winning motion picture sung by Amapola. It also had an English version titled "You're All I Love" that was sang by American singer Vic Dana that included some Tagalog lines. The song won the Manila Film Festival Best Song Of The Year Award in 1972. Canseco followed it with an English song entitled "Songs" exclusively for "Songs and Amapola" under the Vicor Music Corporation Pioneer Label. Canseco's best-known composition, however, was "Child", the English-language version of Freddie Aguilar's signature song "Anák". He wrote for Sharon Cuneta and Basil Valdez, and his songs were also recorded by Regine Velasquez, Zsa Zsa Padilla, Pilita Corrales, Martin Nievera, and Kuh Ledesma. Rey Valera was a lyricist of two of Canseco's songs.

Canseco credited film producer and Vicor Music Corporation owner Vic del Rosario for his biggest break in the music industry. Canseco was elected President of the Filipino Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, Inc. in 1973, and also elected a Councillor for the First District of Quezon City in 1988.

Death[edit]

He died on November 19, 2004, in Manila, Philippines due to cancer.

Legacy[edit]

Composer (120 titles)

1998 Muling ibalik ang tamis ng pag-ibig

1995 Paano ang ngayon kung wala ang kahapon

1993 Ikaw

1992 Ngayon at kailanman

1989 Imortal

1989 Ang babaeng nawawala sa sarili

1989 Babangon ako't dudurugin kita

1988 Langit at lupa

1988 Paano tatakasan ang bukas?

1988 Huwag mong itanong kung bakit

1987 Saan nagtatago ang pag-ibig?

1987 Kung aagawin mo ang lahat

1986 Magdusa ka!

1986 Iyo ang Tondo kanya ang Cavite

1986 Kailan tama ang mali

1985 Bomba Arienda

1985 Paradise Inn

1985 Kailan sasabihing mahal kita

1985 Tinik sa dibdib

1985 Muling buksan ang puso

1985 Isla

1984 Muntinlupa

1984 Sa hirap at ginhawa

1984 Minanong magat

1984 Sampung ahas ni Eva

1984 Somewhere

1984 Piesta

1984 Daddy's Little Darlings

1984 Apoy sa iyong kandungan

1984 Dapat ka bang mahalin?

1984 Pieta: Ikalawang aklat

1983 Laruan

1983 Dugong buhay

1983 Minsan pa nating hagkan ang nakaraan

1983 Saan darating ang umaga?

1983 Sa bawat tunog ng kampana

1983 To Love Again

1983 Pieta

1983 Paano ba ang mangarap?

1983 Sana, bukas pa ang kahapon

1983 Palabra de honor

1983 Friends in Love

1983 Mga alagad ng kuwadradong mesa

1982 Moral

1982 Bambang

1982 Gaano kadalas ang minsan?

1982 Lalake ako

1982 Cross My Heart

1982 Sinasamba kita

1982 Alyas Palos II

1982 Forgive and Forget

1982 Mga uod at rosas

1982 Magkano ... ang kalayaan mo

1982 My Only Love

1981 P.S. I Love You

1981 Bawal

1981 Dear Heart

1981 Legs Katawan Babae

1981 Hari ng stunt

1981 Flor de Liza

1981 Ang babaing hinugot sa aking tadyang

1981 High School Scandal

1980 Brutal

1980 Kung ako'y iiwan mo

1980 Langis at tubig

1980 Broken Home

1980 Lumakad kang hubad... Sa mundong ibabaw

1980 Kastilyong buhangin

1980 Bubot na bayabas

1980 Pagbabalik ng mga tigre

1980 Miss X

1980 Nakaw na pag-ibig

1979 Kadete

1979 Star

1979 Aliw

1979 Pag-ibig, bakit ka ganyan?

1979 Hiwaga

1979 Huwag

1979 Biyak na manyika

1979 Menor de edad

1979 Coed

1979 Huwag, bayaw

1978 Atsay

1978 Katawang alabok

1978 Kid kaliwete

1978 Dyesebel

1978 Lalaki, ikaw ang dahilan

1978 Kukulog, kikidlat sa tanghaling tapat

1978 Miss Dulce Amor, Ina

1978 Pagputi ng uwak... Pag-itim ng tagak

1978 Isang gabi sa iyo... Isang gabi sa akin

1978 Topo-Topo barega

1978 Sa lungga ng mga daga

1978 Mananayaw

1978 Doble kara

1978 Hubad sa mundo

1978 Bakit kailangan kita

1977 Burlesk Queen

1977 Dalagang ina

1977 Bawa't himaymay ng aking laman

1977 Ang diwata

1977 Pang umaga, pang tanghali, pang gabi

1976 Hagdan-hagdan ang daan sa langit

1976 Makamandag si adora

1976 Malvarosa

1976 Hinog sa pilit

1976 Mga rosas sa putikan

1976 May langit ang bawat nilikha

1976 Wanted ... Ded or Alayb

1976 Mrs. Eva Fonda, 16

1976 Hugasan mo ang aking kasalaman

1975 Saan ka Pupunta, Miss Lutgarda Nicolas?

1975 Batu-bato sa langit: Ang tamaa'y huwag magagalit

1975 Niño Valiente

1975 Hello, Goodnight, Goodbye

1975 Ang inyong linkod—matutina

1974 Vilma and the Beep Beep Minica

1974 Magsikap: Kayod sa araw, kayod sa gabi

1973 Babalik ka rin

1971 Kapantay ay langit

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