The kundiman is a genre of Filipino traditional songs written in Tagalog. It was elevated into an art song at the end of the nineteenth century. By the early part of the twentieth century, Filipino composers like Francisco Santiago and Nicanor Abelardo formalized its musical structure.
The songbook will contain fifteen songs by Nicanor Abelardo with IPA transliterations, word-for-word and poetic English Translations and notes. Helpful instructions for using the IPA for the Filipino language will also be included.