PUGAW-EARTHWORLD (2018)

for Symphony Orchestra

3.2.2.2/4.3.3.1/timp.perc(3)/pno/strings

Music for Symphony Orchestra Inspired by The Banaue Rice Terraces

Festival Orchestra of the Banaue International Music Composition Competition | Chino Toledo, conductor

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Duration: 14 min.

Dedication: Written for the 2018 Banaue International Music Composition Competition

Recording: Recorded at the Final of The Banaue International Music Composition Competition at the Cultural Center of the Philippines on July 25, 2018.

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Finalist – Banaue International Music Composition Competition 2018
Pugaw for Symphony Orchestra is inspired by the history of the Ifugau people starting from their descension from Kabunyan (Skyworld) to Pugaw (Earthworld) in the beginning of time. The solo melodies that appear throughout the piece in the wind instruments are inspired by the traditional music of the Ifugau. The piece is inspired by the traditional music of the Ifugau people of The Philippines and the spectacular rice terraces of Banaue.