Francisco F. Feliciano
Dr. Francisco F. Feliciano (b. 1941) is one of the Philippines’ most important composers. His degrees include a Master in Music Composition from the University of the Philippines, a diploma in Music Composition from the Hochschule der Kunst in Berlin, Germany, and a Master of Musical Arts and Doctorate in Music Composition from Yale University School of Music. He studied composition with Jacob Druckman, Isang Yun, H.W. Zimmerman and Krystof Penderecki.
Dr. Feliciano has created more than 30 major works that include operas and music dramas including La Loba Negra, Ashen Wings, Sikhay Sa Kabila ng Paalam (Beyond the Farewell), and the life of wartime Filipino hero, Jose Abad Santos. Among his large works are Transfiguration and Missa Mysterium for orchestra and large chorus, the ballet Yerma, and several prize winning compositions including Pokpok Alimpako, a favorite piece of choirs in international choral competitions, and Salimbayan. Umiinog, Walang Tinag (Perpetuum Immobile) was premiered in New York City at the ISCM Festival. His latest choral works, Pamugún and Restless, have been performed by Filipino choirs in various choral festivals in Europe. In 1977, Dr. Feliciano was given a John D. Rockefeller III Award in Music Composition.
One of Asia’s leading figures in liturgical music, Dr. Feliciano has composed hundreds of liturgical pieces, mass settings, hymns, and songs for worship. At the Asian Institute for Liturgy and Music, a school for church musicians he founded 20 years ago, he supervises the publication of a new Asian hymnal containing mostly works of Asian composers. Dr. Feliciano’s works are published worldwide in hymnals and worship books of various churches. He is an active clinician, having conducted workshops on creative music writing in Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, Hongkong, Australia, Switzerland, the Netherlands and Germany.
Respected as a conductor, Dr. Feliciano has been invited to conduct the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Moscow State Symphony, as well as orchestras in Singapore, Malaysia, New Zealand, Taiwan, and Japan.
Dr. Feliciano is president of the Samba-Likhaan Foundation: The Asian School of Music, Worship and the Arts, an organization located in Quezon City, the capitol of the Philippines, and neighboring city of Manila. Devoted to the promotion of Asian music and arts, its goal is to put music and art in the context of worship.
Francisco F. Feliciano has 1 titles published with Santa Barbara.
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