Philippine Art Songs have not found their way yet into the cognizance of international audiences. This is due largely to a small number of Filipino singers, conductors and teachers outside of the Philippines. Amid this unfortunate circumstance, Filipino classical voice music remains a unique sort, with a plethora of different genres encompassing art songs, opera, as well as choral music—all waiting to be revealed to the listening world.
The book will feature the necessary aspect of the Filipino phonology. It will tackle its direct application to Filipino songs with the use of the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA). My goal is to spark the interest of both singers and teachers in Philippine vocal repertoire.