About this song


Composer: Santiago, Francisco
Lyricist: Jesus Balmori and Jose Corazon De Jesus
Performer: Conching Rosal
Album: Immortal Kundiman of the Philippines
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Key / Mode: C minor - C major
Genre: Songs of Love and Courtship
Form: Kundiman
Historical Period: American Period
Date of Composition: 1921
Movie Scoring: Used as the title and theme song for an Octavio Silos movie which starred Rosario Moreno and Rudy Concepcion in 1940
About the Song: A breath-taking timeless kundiman by the late Dr. Francisco Santiago, a lamented Filipino composer. With its articulate words and music, it expresses the anguish contained in the plea of a loving heart that begs to be heard and answered. This "hauntingly beautiful" song is now indelibly associated with Santiago's name.