About the Composer

Jose Gonzales Santos (View Compositions)

July 9, 1884 - March 5, 1949

Birth Place: Bagumbayan, Bulacan, Bulacan
Father: Remigio Santos
Mother: Lucila Gonzales

Jose Santos learned how to play the violin at the age of seven from his uncle Gaspar Santos. He was 12 years old when he composed “Valse de Los Pajaros.” He was mentored by Nicanor Abelardo who also taught him composition.