Jalan-jalan di Singapura Singapore Walkabout March

Jalan-jalan di Singapura
Singapore Walkabout March

  • Composer: Ito, Yasuhide
  • Grade: 2
  • Duration: 3:30
  • Genre: March
  • Publisher: ItoMusic
  • Item No: NAS-BS320

Printed set (Score & Parts )
Flute (div. )
Oboe (div. )
Bassoon (div. )
Eb Clarinet
Bb Clarinet 1
Bb Clarinet 2
Bb Clarinet 3
Bb Bass Clarinet
Eb Alto Saxophone (div. )
Bb Tenor Saxophone
Eb Baritone Saxophone

Bb Trumpet 1
Bb Trumpet 2
Bb Trumpet 3
F Horn 1/2
F Horn 3/4
Trombone 1
Trombone 2
Trombone 3
Bass Trombone
Euphonium (div. )
Tuba (div. )
String Bass (div. )

Timpani (or 3 Tom-toms )
[Percussion] Bass Drum, Cymbals, Suspended Cymbal, Tam-tam, Wood Block, Glockenspiel, Xylophone
Singapore is a vibrant city. Though modern buildings line its streets, cultures of Chinese, Indians and Malays can still be found everywhere.

This cheerful march has been composed to capture this cross-link of cultures in Singapore. The title Jalan Jalan di Singapura is in Malay and translates literally to "A Walk in Singapore". Singapura-ku, a melody from Singapore, can be heard at the end of the march at rehearsal letter "G". A motif from Movement 2 of Sinfonia Singaporiana (Singapore Symphony, composed in 2005 ) can also be heard from rehearsal letters D to F.

With this short march, the composer aims to capture a variety of musical characteristics that are clearly unique and symbolic of Singapore.

This work is commissioned by and dedicated to the Band Directors' Association, Singapore. (BDAS ) The premiere was performed on the 25th of July 2012 under the baton of the composer with the NYWO (Singapore Youth Wind Orchestra ) during the Opening Ceremony gala concert of the 17th Conference of the Asia Pacific Band Directors' Association held in Singapore at the SIA Theater of Lasalle College of Arts.