pop   Condiman

  The musical notes of this folksong referred to as Condiman were contained in a book "Circumnavigation of the Globe by the Austrian Frigate Novara in the Years 1857, 1858 & 1859." by Karl von Scherzer, published in Vienna in 1864. The notes were transcribed by a Frenchman named Balthazar Giraudier. Originating from San Miguel, Bulacan, this folksong was a popular music of its time, describing life during the dry season, sang almost every evening by cheerful and happy youths, accompanied by a guitar. It is heard for the first time played on the piano by Stefan Ender, a young Austrian pianist. Arranged by Fr. Maramba, to be sung by a soprano, it is presented for the first time in Vienna after 122 years. This folksong was discovered by Johann Stockinger from the University of Vienna’s Institut für Völkerkunde.

Listen to the Condiman:

The kundiman (condiman) song can also be downloaded as a Noteworthy Composer file:

It will allow you to follow the scores and lyrics while you hear the music in the MIDI-format. For playing the song you will need the NoteWorthy Player for Windows, which can be downloaded directly from the NoteWorthy Artware Site.

Stefan Ender

was born in 1971 in Hohenems, Vorarlberg, Austria. He studied at the Conservatory of Music in Feldkirch under Prof. Jacek Lukaszczyk, at the Hochschule für Musik und darstellende Kunst, Mozarteum in Salzburg and Vienna under Profs. Hans Leygraf and Roland Keller, respectively. He has performed together with the Weinmaster-Trio and different members of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and Vienna Symphony Orchestra. He has also given concert tours with the Jungen Philharmonie Rheintal and the Orchester der Bregenzer Musikfreunde.

He won several times at the National Competition for Young Artists. He was finalist at the Chopin competition in Darmstadt and a recipient of the Bösendorfer scholarship grant and numerous radio broadcast recording.

Text by Angie R. Banke

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updated: March 14, 1998
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