Rondalla's Struggle to Past Until Present

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RONDALLA: THE RICH MUSICAL HERITAGE OF
THE PHILIPPINES

Rondalla IV: Bacaoat, Jupiter S. Abad, Betriz C. Belen, Ace B. Esteron, Roselle Dogaong, Shan S. Frizaneza, Grazel Tampoa, Van T. Mones, Rosana M. Sison, Jomar A. Santos, Kristine B.

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Ms. Riona Copiling in the partial fulfillment of the requirements for the subject

English IV

March 2012

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Chapter Page I. Introduction…………………………………………………………………….. 1 II. History of Rondalla……………………………………………………………. 2 History……………………………………………………………. 2 Timeline (Evolution of
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Statement of the Problem:
This research aims to persuade its readers to know how great and important Rondalla is. It also informs everyone that we have a music that we should preserve because it is one of the most important factors that define our Filipino culture.

History of Rondalla A Rondalla is an ensemble of stringed instruments that are played with a plectrum or pick.
Rondalla’s originated in Spain but became most popular in Philippine folk music. Philippine Rondalla instruments are made of native Philippine wood and played with a tortoise-shell plectrum. The word "Rondalla" is from the Spanish ronda, meaning "serenade." The core instruments of Spanish Rondallas are the guitar, the mandolin and the lute. Rondallas usually are accompanied by at least one singer and sometimes by percussionists playing handheld instruments. The first version says in the beginning it was a group of young men who went around regularly playing and singing in front of the houses. The second version says it was a group of musicians begging for alms. The group it says was called murza or murga and there were also groups like it in Spain and Mexico. The third version says it was a musicians group playing on the stage and that it was called comparza. And a fourth version says that it was a typical music group popular among universities in
Spain as the estudiantina

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