The quartet is named in honor of Philippine composer and National Artist Lucrecia Roces Kasilag, whose significant contributions to Philippine music are part of the nation's pride and treasure. Her outstanding leadership in cultural administration, leading the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) for twenty years since its founding in 1969 and her pioneering works in the East-West idiom has truly made her the 'First Lady of Philippine Music.'
The group's main thrust is to explore new possibilities in the art of classical guitar performance in the Philippines where the instrument is usually confined to the playing of standard Classical-Romantic styles. Also in line with this is the broadening of the instrument's repertoire through transcriptions and arrangements of music of all cultures as well as commissions from various composers.
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1. Concerto in D - Allegro (G. P.Telemann)
2. Concerto in D - Grave (G. P.Telemann)
3. Concerto in D - Allegro (G. P.Telemann)
4. Amianan (P. De Castro)
5. Prelude and Fugue BWV 553 (J.S. Bach)
6. Philippine Medley (J. Valdez)
7. Pokpok Alimpako (F. Feliciano)
8. Introduction et Fandango (L. Bocherrini)
9. Prelude Etnika (L. R. Kasilag)
10. Dalagang Filipina (J. Santos)
11. Marche from the opera Love for 3 Oranges (S. Profokiev)
12. Dirait-on from Les Chansons des Rose (M. Lauridsen)