Composer Julian Wong remakes P. Ramlee's music for home-grown chamber orchestra re: mix

Home-grown chamber orchestra re: mix, led by its music director Foo Say Ming (standing, right), will perform the P. Ramlee Suite composed by Julian Wong (standing, left).
Home-grown chamber orchestra re: mix, led by its music director Foo Say Ming (standing, right), will perform the P. Ramlee Suite composed by Julian Wong (standing, left).PHOTO: LIN ZHAOWEI FOR THE STRAITS TIMES

Composed by Julian Wong, the P. Ramlee Suite is a tribute to the late entertainer and will include some of his favourite songs

Singapore composer Julian Wong was in secondary school when he fell in love with the music of Malay entertainment icon P. Ramlee.

A schoolmate, who was from the late singer, actor and director's birth state of Penang, was always singing one of his most famous songs, Getaran Jiwa (Soul Vibration).

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 19, 2018, with the headline 'P. Ramlee's music revisited and remixed'. Print Edition | Subscribe