He also served as the conductor of the Musical Philippines Philharmonic Orchestra.
With him was a composition originally written for a government-sponsored contest 10 years earlier, but never came to fruition for lack of lyrics.
Proclaimed a National Artist in 1991, the Maestro spent his last days composing or conducting symphonic poems near the lake, undeterred by the advertisers and establishments who selfishly used without his permission.
He died in 2002 of heart attack, a few days before his fellow National Artist and collaborator Levi Celerio succumbed to multiple organ failure.
In the early 1940’s, Lucio San Pedro recalled the same familiar sounds.
Born and raised in what is now considered the Angono, Rizal, Lucio remembered being put to bed by the calming tune created by his mother.