Geylang Sipaku Geylang Variations

Year of composition
Year of arrangement
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
3 minutes
World music
Piano trio
Instrumental parts

Geylang Sipaku Geylang is originally a Singapore Malay traditional song. I specially made it into a piano trio for I understand there isn’t any arrangement for piano trio for it is mostly arranged for SATB choir,accompained or unaccompanied.

The piece starts in G major,at moderate speed,then turns to D major,then d minor & back to G major.Bar 1, the violin plays the theme,with the two other instruments accompanying.At bar 33, the piano solos the theme until bar 45 & the violin takes over, in E major key, in andante. At Largo,the cello takes the solo in B major & at Allegro, the trio combines to the end.


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