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Maalaala Mo Kaya

Composer: De Guzman, Constancio
Lyricist: Constancio De Guzman
Performer: Relly Coloma (Organ)
Album: Maala-ala Mo Kaya
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Key / Mode: G major
Genre: Songs of Love and Courtship
Form: Danza
Historical Period: American Period
Date of Composition: 1940
Movie Scoring: Adapted as title of the 1954 movie produced by Sampaguita Pictures, with the song being performed by Carmen Rosales and Rogelio de la Rosa
About the Song: Expressing a couple's promise of a love that will transcend time and death, this song has three parts, with the lovers answering each other in the second part. It is set in the slow duple time of the danza, a style well-known for the harana (serenade). (From the CCP Encyclopedia of Philippine Art, vol. 6, p. 249)