Thursday, May 15, 2014

Today in Philippine History: Rodolfo S. Cornejo

MAY 15, 1909
Dr. Rodolfo S. Cornejo (May 15, 1909 - August 11, 1991),  a distinguished composer-pianist-conductor and lecturer was born in Singalong, Manila. At 8, he was a church organist and composed “Glissando Waltz” when he was 10. His “Salute”, a military march dedicated to Gov. Gen. Leonard Wood got published and he was only 13. He became Pres. Manuel L. Quezon’s researcher and composer during the war. He also wrote scores for 27 films in Sampaguita Pictures. Cornejo wrote 300 compositions and his musical prowess gained for him many awards.

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