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Sampaguita

Composer: Paterno, Dolores
Lyricist: Pedro Paterno
Performer: Tres Rosas
Album: Bayan Ko (My Country)
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Key / Mode: C major - F major
Genre: Songs of Appreciation / Praise / Tribute
Form: Danza
Historical Period: Spanish Period
Date of Composition: 1879
About the Song: While sitting in her veranda one night, Paterno was inspired by the moonlight bathing the fragrant sampaguita flowers in her garden. She went to her piano and played a tune which turned into this immortal composition “Sampaguita” also called “La Flor de Manila”