Eduardo Hontiveros

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Fr. Eduardo "Eddie" Hontiveros, or Fr. Honti, is a Filipino Jesuit composer and musician, more popularly known as the father Philippine liturgical music.

With the Vatican II mandate of localization of the Holy Mass, Fr. Honti began to write liturgical hymns in the 1960's, where the mission of his first hymn was to provide a song that local people could easily learn and sing at worship, for the Jesuit-oversight parish at Barangka in Marikina. This brought about the tradition of religious music in the country which would later come to be known simply as "Jesuit Music."<ref>http://www.jesuits.ph/New%20Web/jmm_about.html Go S.J., Johnny. About JMM.</ref>

Fr. Honti's works include Papuri sa Diyos, Magnificat, Maria, Bukang-Liwayway, Pananagutan, among many others.

Papuri sa Diyos has been sung at St. Peter's Basilica in Rome.<ref>http://www.adnu-alum.org/archive/apos1003.asp SEEING CHRIST IN THE WORLD: The Ministry of Jesuit Communications</ref>

References

  1. http://www.jesuits.ph/New%20Web/jmm_about.html Go S.J., Johnny. About JMM.
  2. http://www.adnu-alum.org/archive/apos1003.asp

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