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In this innovative resource, Thomas P. Walsh has compiled a unique collection of some 1,400 published and unpublished American musical compositions related to the Philippines during the American colonial era from 1898 to 1946. The book reprints a number of hard-to-find song lyrics, making them available to readers for the first time in more than a century. It also provides copyright registration numbers and dates of registration for many published and unpublished songs. Finally, more than 700 notes on particular songs and numerous links provide direct access to bibliographic records or digital copies of sheet music in libraries and collections.
About the Author
Thomas P. Walsh served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in southern Luzon in the Philippines in the mid-sixties and lived and worked in the Philippines for almost twenty-five years. His professional experiences include senior programming positions with the International Development Research Centre in Ottawa and Cairo and with the Philippines Desk of the Asian Development Bank in Manila. While resident in Manila, he was a long-time Board Member of the American Historical Collection Foundation. He holds graduate degrees from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and from the Asian Studies Program of the University of Hawaii. His publications include a research guide and bibliography on martial law in the Philippines and articles on Philippine local politics and government and Philippine popular culture. His personal library of Filipiniana is one of the largest private collections in the United States.