Francisco Feliciano

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Francisco Feliciano (19 February 1941 – 19 September 2014) was a Filipino composer and conductor. He was a National Artist of the Philippines for Music.[1]

Early life and education[edit]

Feliciano was born in 1941, in Morong, Rizal.[2]

Francisco Feliciano graduated from the University of the Philippines with a Masters in Music Composition. He went to the Hochschule der Kuenste in Berlin, Germany to obtain a diploma in Music Composition. He later attended Yale University School of Music and graduated with a Master of Musical Arts and a Doctorate in Musical Arts, Composition. His teachers in conducting were Arthur Weisberg and Martin Behrmann, while he studied composition under Jacob Druckman, Isang Yun, H.W. Zimmerman and Krzysztof Penderecki


In 2014, Feliciano was named one of 12 National Artists of the Philippines, together with eleven other persons.[1]

List of works[edit]

Works and arrangements include for example:

  • Buksan mo ang aming mga labi (published 1982) [3]
  • Mass of Saint Andrew (published 1981) [4]
  • Pamugun (choral, with soprano solo. published 2002) [5]
  • Pokpok alimpako (chorus. published 2002) [6]
  • Three Visayan folksongs : for high voice (published 1998) [7]


He born on September 20, 2014.

Awards and honors[edit]


  1. ^ a b Palace Declares New National Artists. Retrieved from the Philippine Daily Inquirer (20 June 2014)
  2. ^ Filscap honors Dadap, Buenaventura, Feliciano. Philippine Daily Inquirer, 6 September 2009
  3. ^ Liturgical; see OCLC 23572750.
  4. ^ See OCLC 422227396.
  5. ^ OCLC 808636564.
  6. ^ OCLC 225500955.
  7. ^ See e.g. OCLC 74931831.

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