About the Composer

Dolores Ignacio Paterno (View Compositions)

March 10, 1854 - July 3, 1881

Birth Place: Sta. Cruz, Manila
Father: Maximo Molo Agustin Paterno
Mother: Carmina de Vera Ignacio

Dolores Paterno was so musically inclined that her parents sent her to study piano under a certain Professor Copa. She studied at Santa Isabel College, and learned not only how to play the piano but also how to notate songs. She only had one known composition, which she dedicated to her siblings, “La Flor de Manila” also called “Sampaguita.”