ASOP: Passion takes graphic designer into music writing

Posted on: September 25th, 2018

A 21-year old graphic designer’s passion for music has guided him toward joining A Song of Praise Music Festival Year 7— the only praise songwriting festival on Philippine television.

Arthur John Estrada’s original worship hymn, “Sa ‘Yo Lamang, Panginoon” has triumphed over the gospel collaboration of Trevis Marquez and Leo Calma’s “Mahal Kita Dahil Sa Kaniya” and Jonald Tolentino’s song entry “Pangarap” in the third September weekly elimination of the music festival.

The winning Song of the Week was interpreted by Wishcovery Wishful Vien King.

Interpreter Vien King as he delivers a heartfelt rendition of Arthur John Estrada’s original worship hymn “Sa’Yo Lamang, Panginoon”

With its well-written lyrics, calming and soothing melody, the song expresses one’s praise and glory for the Lord for His loving kindness.

“When I write praise songs, there is this feeling that breaks through your heart. Through that song, I am able to release that feeling… there is joy and fulfillment in my heart. That is what I gain from writing praise songs,” Estrada said when asked about his thoughts on songwriting.

At the elimination round, his composition received positive comments from the board of judges.

Grateful and humbled, the aspiring composer said he gives his success back to the Lord through his songs.

 

(L-R) On ASOP stage: Mr. Richard Reynoso, interpreter Vien King, composer Arthur John Estrada, and Ms. Toni Rose Gayda

As ASOP continues its search for the 11th song entry for the grand finale, the composer is set to compete for the monthly finals on September 30.

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