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Author Rohana Zubir.

Title Zubir Said, the composer of Majulah Singapura / Rohana Zubir
Published Singapore : Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 2012


Description 1 online resource (301 pages)
Series Local history & memoirs ; 22
UPCC book collections on Project MUSE. Film, Theater and Performing Arts
Contents The Birth of an Anthem and Challenges to Overcome -- Headlong into Adulthood -- Mystical Singapore : City of Lights, Butter, Coffee and Milk -- World War II : New Directions -- Where the Sky Above I Hold, the Earth Beneath I Tread -- 190A Joo Chiat Place : A Sanctuary of Bliss and Blessed Woes -- The Lull, Celebrations, Respite, Music, Then the ... -- The Storm Afterwards -- The Birthday Bash and Final Curtain
Summary Zubir Said is best known as the composer of Majulah Singapura, the national anthem of Singapore; Semoga Bahagia, the Singapore school anthem; and Melayu Raya. Born into a humble and religious family in Sumatra where music was considered haram, at 21 he set out to seek his fortune in Singapore, attracted initially by the glittering lights and the availability of butter and kopi susu, but soon by the opportunities it offered him to pursue his dreams
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 270-274) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Zubir Said, 1907-1987.
Zubir Said, 1907-1987
Composers -- Singapore -- Biography
Composers -- Singapore
Genre/Form Biographies
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2012330444
ISBN 9789814311823