Norman Agatep with Jandi Arboleda, and Rev Manoling Francisco SJ began writing liturgical songs as high school students and many of their songs were eventually made popular through use in Catholic Masses and other liturgical services nationwide.
They eventually formed a group, entitled "Bukas Palad." This group has composed many original liturgical and inspirational songs and have become well known in Filipino music.
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Arranger: Joel Navarro
Joel Magus P. Navarro (b. 1955) is a Filipino-American conductor and music educator. He is one of the Philippines' most esteemed choral conductors. He is also a composer, singer, arranger, choral clinician, writer, producer, music minister, and book editor. He was born to a musical family, the first grandchild to Dalmacio and Felipa Pizaña, who were one of the earliest converts to Evangelical Christianity in the Philippines when the Americans came in 1898. He is the eldest of three children to Jose Navarro Navarro, Jr. (1928-1980), a former businessman, stage actor, and orator; and Angeles Pizaña (b. 1932), a mezzo-soprano, music educator, and choir conductor. His siblings are Jeriel David (1956-1980), and Arlene Grace (b. 1962), a clinic… Go to person page >