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Kapantay ay Langit

1973

Composer: Canseco, George
Lyricist: George Masangkay Canseco
Performer: Pilita Corrales
Album: Philippine Love Songs, vol. 1
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Key / Mode: Eb major
Genre: Songs of Love and Courtship
Form: Pop Ballad
Historical Period: Contemporary
Date of Composition: 1958
Premiere Performance: English version first performed by Amapola
Movie Scoring: Manila Film Festival Award for Best Movie Theme Song, 1971
About the Song: With its perfect melody (no four bars are the same), the song is considered by Canseco as his best. It took him 13 years to finish it: the English lyrics entitled "You're All I Love" was written seven years after he composed the music. Still six years later, he wrote the Filipino lyrics which Pilita Corrales turned into a hit in 1965. It has also been interpreted by other artists and translated to other languages. (From the CCP Encyclopedia of Philippine Art, v. 6, p. 243)