Most Beautiful Music Of All Time

Music is an expression extending the message that befits one’s imagination and crafting a melody centers from passion where love of the art starts, where sharing beauty reigns and world class Filipino artists have the power to create magic to music.

Exceptional wedding musicians' choice of materials to perform depends on the event. Taste matters. No matter how good the music is if it doesn’t stir imagination, we fail. Considering what is important with regards to choices has to be taken first hand and when we hit what is right for you then we did our share.

The videos are  some of the most beautiful music of all time. It is a compilation of immortal standard classics  that extends beyond time. Anyone can surely appreciate because they are fashioned by great artists where music is their second skin.









Popular Music Excerpts Part 1




Cherished Church Music At Their Best

Proper music is required in church and setting the mood calls for  solemnity in mind for this is the best place to play prayerfully. Singing or creating a melody is a form of prayer and intensity comes from within performing not to show off but dedicating your performance to God.

Liturgical music is called for in church. That means when you play or sing , it is in accordance to church’ rule and being a real performer you know what is right or not. That we are aware of.

The chosen church medley music on the video is so far the most acceptable and familiar. They are crafted for the soul. They are played not for delight but reverence. It is a dedication from us who really choose apt music when addressed.





Pure Jazz

Jazz is a music genre that originated at the beginning of the 20th century in African American communities in the Southern United States from a confluence of African and European music traditions. From its early development until the present, jazz has incorporated music from 19th and 20th century American popular music.[1] Its West African pedigree is evident in its use of blue notes, improvisation, polyrhythms, syncopation, and the swung note.[2]

The word "jazz" (in early years also spelled "jass") began as a West Coast slang term and was first used to refer to music in Chicago in about 1915.

From its beginnings in the early 20th century jazz has spawned a variety of subgenres: New Orleans Dixieland dating from the early 1910s, big band-style swing from the 1930s and 1940s, bebop from the mid-1940s, a variety of Latin jazz fusions such as Afro-Cuban and Brazilian jazz, free jazz from the 1950s and 1960s, jazz fusion from the 1970s, acid jazz from the 1980s (which added funk and hip-hop influences), and Nujazz in the 1990s. As the music has spread around the world it has drawn on local national and regional musical cultures, its aesthetics being adapted to its varied environments and giving rise to many distinctive styles.







Dahil sa Isang Bulaklak as a Pilipino Classic Music 


Meditation by Thais as a great music masterpiece


Classic Duo Performs Theme From Love Affair

One of the most touching music of all time

Great Pilipino Music of All Time 

 The film is adapted from the 1975 novel Bid Time Return by science fiction writer Richard Matheson, which was subsequently re-released under the film's title. The film is known for its musical score, composed by John Barry. The eighteenth variation of Sergei Rachmaninoff's Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini also runs throughout the film. 

"Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" is the title of the 2007 pilot episode of the AMC original drama Mad Men.


"Cavatina"  A Classical Guitar piece by Stanley


Cocktail Music at Department of Foreign Affairs

Specially chosen music for high officials and foreign guests who graced the occasion.



Augustine Music and Events @ The Department of Foreign Affairs for A Cocktail Party Part 2


Traditional Wedding March by Mendelshonn


"My Funny Valentine" is a show tune from the 1937 Richard RodgersLorenz Hart musical Babes in Arms. After being recorded by Chet Baker, Frank Sinatra and Miles Davis, the song became a popular jazz standard, appearing on over 1300 albums performed by over 600 artists.



What a Wonderful World" is a song written by Bob Thiele (as George Douglas) and George David Weiss. It was first recorded by Louis Armstrong and released as a single in 1968. Thiele and Weiss were both prominent in the music world (Thiele as a producer and Weiss as a composer/performer). Some have suggested that pianist Dana Pelkie collaborated on the song using "George Douglas" as a pseudonym, but this has never been confirmed. Armstrong's recording was inducted in the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999. 

What A Wonderful World

Considered as one of the best standard songs of all time


"Over the Rainbow" (often referred to as "Somewhere over the Rainbow") is a classic ballad song with music by Harold Arlen and lyrics by E.Y. Harburg. It was written for the movie The Wizard of Oz, and was sung by Judy Garland in that movie. Over time it would become Garland's signature song

Piaf first popularized the song in 1946. The lyrics were written by Piaf and the melody of the song by "Louiguy" (Louis Gugliemi). Initially, Piaf's peers and her songwriting team did not think the song would be successful, but it became a favorite with audiences An English version of the lyrics was written later by Mack David. Owing to its popularity, the song appeared on most of Piaf's subsequent albums. A 1998 documentary about Édith Piaf was called La Vie en Rose, as was the 2007 biographical feature film La Vie en rose, which won Marion Cotillard, who played Piaf from 19 until her death at 47, an Academy Award for Best Actress.

Though I may speak with bravest fire,
and have the gift to all inspire,
and have not love; my words are vain,
as sounding brass, and hopeless gain.

Though I may give all I possess,
and striving so my love profess,
But not be giv'n by love within,
the profit soon turns strangely thin.

Come, spirit, come, our hearts control.
Our spirits long to be made whole.
O come, spirit, come, Let inward love,
Let love guide every deed.
By this we worship, we are freed.

Amen. Amen. Amen.


Lesbian Wedding – It Happened In The Philippines

(Provided Special Music)

I stumbled on my video post about a lesbian wedding and I thought it would be nice to share with you. Gay marriages are not touted as sensational but something interesting to discuss about. I know gay marriage is not legal here in the Philippines but how come we were able to witness and perform for a gay marriage, particularly a lesbian wedding. Gladly, I was able to capture some scenes proof that it happened in our country. This is the second gay marriage we performed for. The first one was in Tagaytay and sadly I wasn’t able to take a photo or a video. It was a marriage of two men who were in love – A British and a Pilipino.

But the Lesbian Wedding I am speaking about is the union of both Pilipinos. They met in Hongkong and after few months when they came back to the Philippines they decided to tie the knot.

The ceremony took on a rainy afternoon schedule. It started past 4 despite the downpour. Supposedly, the ceremony takes place on the poolside of Coconut Palace and all preparations were neatly done but transferred on a covered area for the rites. When the ceremony was over the rain subsided and a brisk speedy relocation took place timely for the reception. It was around 6:00 pm when the program started – no more rain but strong breeze sheltered the area. It was refreshing more so with the soft flurry coming from the shore facing the poolside.

I heard that the Foreign Officiant in the video is the only one who can legally marry gays and lesbians. He is Fr. Richard Mickley of the Metropolitan Community Church. Anyway, a full-proof that it is legal from several gay marriages officiated by him.

In the eyes of law is it legal here in the Philippines? They say it is not but why do we have gay marriages around? I know in some countries it is legal. If my memory serves me right, the very first legal gay marriage was held in Amsterdam in 2001.

Loving is beyond sex and it is not measured how much you give but the happiness shared by each. It is a certain longing. It is a feeling of delight whenever present. It is a total binding of heart, mind and soul. Sometimes it is indefinable but more often you can define it in a very special way you alone knows. It is true that love chooses no barriers. Go for the one you love. It is how you compensate life. As the saying goes, “Live life to the fullest.”


A Privilege Singing With A Juillard Voice Graduate

It was a privilege singing with a Juilliard Voice graduate as it came to my memory when I heard a Veteran Pilipino Soprano singing an old Tagalog classic, “Gaano Kita Kamahal,” the kundiman we sang during the wedding reception at The Victorian garden of Fernbrook. I was hesitant to do a duet with her but she insisted. I wrote the lyrics first to be sure I won’t forget because I haven’t sung the song for quite sometime. There were many guests during the reception and I surmised that most of them are music lovers, especially during the ceremony were solemn music were rendered and they were intent hearing with glances on our side. When the Lord’s Prayer was sung, there was momentary silence with only my voice heard. And when the Soprano’s turn came more silence with her collolatura trained voice floating in the air. She did Ave Maria by Gounod with much expression being a trained singer adding solemnity to the ceremony. Trained voices are rare these days and hearing such is inspirational.

 “Gaano Kita Kamahal” is a classic Tagalog love song that still endears the hearts of music lovers. We Filipinos love music and appreciation is beyond compare setting us apart in regard. Especially when we perform, we do it with soul. Even Filipinos abroad know the song by heart and its popularity will endure. How I wish Filipinos from other countries will treasure Filipino music. They are here to stay.

The privilege was great that moment and heard she just flew from the states to grace her nephew’s wedding and glad she still treasures the beauty of our music.


 Saan Ka Man Naroroon (Wherever You Are)

This piece of music gem is thought little of but to Pilipinos the melody will always remain in their hearts. The touching theme and lyrical composition are beyond compare. It has the unique elements making it a masterpiece.

Restie Umali and Levi Celerio collaborated making a harmony that enchant one’s ears the moment they hear the song. Just the refrain brings memory and expression is mustered for art’s sake. An imperturbable interpretation requires justice from the performer for this piece is meant to someone who loves music. An appreciation comes naturally the moment it rings a bell and the message it brings is enough for peace as you sit and listen to a wonderful sound.

Here is a song where immortality remains from passages of time.

Serenade at the Gondola

We are very fortunate to do the first serenade for a couple riding at the gondola of Fernbrook. It took them more than a year to perfect that spot below the chapel. No more muddy water but clear lake surrounded with wild flowers and plants. It is Italian-inspired and the very first here in the Philippines and admiration was etched on our faces with Mr. Al de Veyra around who requested us to serenade the couple.  He happens to own the paradise, figuratively speaking and Mike, his son who manages the haven. The couple had pictorial at the sight and when they rode the gondola, a kind of Venetian boat, we serenaded them. We did "O Sole Mio"  then followed by "Por Una Cabeza"  and sang the French version of  "An Affair To Remember"  insouciantly.

They rode from the starting point to the edge of the lagoon and back ready for them to proceed to the reception venue where cocktail was ongoing. It was an open bar and any drink you desire was there. It was an added experience as a performer thinking that it is only done in the movies. This romantic encounter with nature is such a memory and an honor being a part of the savoir-faire. Thinking, too that the world is really a beautiful place to live with the abundance of imagined things come true and behold they are at sight for everyone with a price.


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