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BIRTH CENTENNIAL OF LUCRECIA ROCES KASILAG: National Artist for Music

BIRTH CENTENNIAL  OF LUCRECIA ROCES KASILAG:  National Artist for Music

Kind of Issue : Commemorative
Denomination & Quantity : P 12(Single design) - - - 50,000
Date of Issue : August 31, 2018
Last Day of Sale : August 29, 2019
Size of Stamps : 30mm x 40mm
Sheet Composition : 40 (10 x 4)
Perforation : 14
Printing Process : LItho-Offset (4 colors)
Paper : Imported Unwatermarked
Printer : Amstar Company, Inc.
Designer : Victorino Z. Serevo
Design : Portrait of Lucrecia R. Kasilag

LUCRECIA R. KASILAG (31 August 1918 – 16 August 2008)

Lucrecia RocesKasilag is an educator, composer, writer, researcher, lecturer, performer, and cultural administrator. She devoted all her professional life to the development of Filipino music and the growth of Filipino musician.

“Tita King,” as she was fondly called, was Chairperson of the League of Filipino Composers for 30 years. She steered her fellow composers towards the attainment of national identity in their works by organizing music festivals and participating in conferences and festivals of Asian music. Her creative efforts spawned a prodigious output of more than 250 compositions of all types, many of which synthesized the myriad influences in our culture.

As music directress, researcher, and composer for the Bayanihan Philippine Dance Company, her distinctive and dynamic treatment of folk and ethnic music has served to complement and heighten the dance repertoire of this world-acclaimed dance troupe.

Tita King was Dean Emeritus of the Philippine Women’s University College of Music for 25 years. During her term, she founded the Philippine Music Ensemble to illustrate the many facets of Philippine Music – ethnic, traditional, and contemporary.

In her 17 years as president of the Cultural Center of the Philippines and 3 more years as special consultant, Tita King, has through her leadership and achievements, forged lasting and important cultural links with the rest of the world. A measure of the value of her life-long commitment to the arts is found in the numerous awards, decorations, citations and academic honors she has received.

Dr. Kasilag has untiringly worked to raise the level of music education and appreciation in the country, striving to integrate the making and enjoyment of music in community life. Through her devotion to her art, she has added important new dimensions to our musical traditions. More importantly, she has re-awakened our people to the worth of Filipino musician and his music.

Lucrecia R. Kasilag was proclaimed National Artist for Music in 1989 by President Corazon C. Aquino.