Pak Ngah/Siso Kopratasa
FOO Chie Haur, National Symphony Orchestra, Malaysia
Lance LOW Wen Hong, Oulu Sinfonia, Finland
LOW Chee Meng, University of Lethbridge, Canada
Kenny OOI, Rondo Production, Malaysia
Grade : 3
Keranamu Malaysia, translated as “Because of you, Malaysia”, is one of the theme song for the Malaysia National Day, from 2000 – 2006. It was written by Malaysian songwriter Pak Ngah and lyrics by Malaysian songwriter Siso Kopratasa.
Malaysia Wind Band Initiative
Music in the form of national anthem and patriotic songs were and remain essential components to bind our society together under the imagined nation-of-intent. This is especially true for Malaysia upon its independence in 1957. These songs are popular and accepted by Malaysian as a part of the national identity and such affinities are supported by the songs’ repeated broadcast and consumption on national radio, television and social media platforms.
There are many versions of wind band arrangement available for these anthems and patriotic songs, but most of them are in the form of hand-written manuscript. This particular arrangement was type-set and re-arranged to fit the modern wind band instrumentation.
- 1st Clarinet in B♭
- 2nd & 3rd Clarinet in B♭
- Bass Clarinet in B♭
- Alto Saxophone
- Tenor Saxophone
- Baritone Saxophone
- 1st Trumpet in B♭
- 2nd & 3rd Trumpet in B♭
- 1st & 2nd Horn in F
- 1st & 2nd Horn in E♭
- 1st & 2nd Trombone
- 3rd Trombone
- Percussion (Snare Drum, Bass Drum & Cymbals)
- Mallet Percussion