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NATIONAL ANTHEM FIRST PLAYED IN 1959
The National Anthem was first revealed during a historic nine-minute ceremony on Dec 3, 1959, which symbolised the full attainment of self-government by the state and the swearing-in of Mr Yusof Ishak as Singapore's first Malayan-born head of state.

The ceremony began with the British anthem, God Save The Queen, before Majulah Singapura was played.

At the end of the ceremony, both anthems were played again, but this time with Majulah Singapura first.

The practice of playing the National Anthem in schools during daily flag raising and lowering ceremonies was introduced on Aug 29, 1966, just weeks after the first National Day Parade.

In 2001, it was officially relaunched in the musical key of F-major. Local composers had been invited to submit their arrangements, and one by Cultural Medallion recipient Phoon Yew Tien was eventually chosen for its grand and inspirational qualities.

 

New version of National Anthem

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The National Anthem is getting a new rendition by the Singapore Symphony Orchestra to mark the 60th anniversary of Singapore's national symbols.

The new rendition of Majulah Singapura will be broadcast on all radio stations at 11.20am tomorrow, 60 years after the national symbols were first unveiled. It will also be available for download on the National Heritage Board website for public use, including for schools and government agencies.

On Dec 3, 1959, the National Anthem was unveiled for the first time, along with the flag and the state crest.

It was last updated in 2001, when the current arrangement by Cultural Medallion recipient Phoon Yew Tien was adopted.

 

Singapore to air new recording of national anthem on Dec 3
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SINGAPORE: Singapore radio stations will be broadcasting a new recording of the country's national anthem on Tuesday (Dec 3) as part of celebrations to mark the 60th anniversary of the anthem, the national flag and the state crest.

It will be broadcast at 11.20am on all Mediacorp, Singapore Press Holdings and SAFRA radio stations.

The new rendition is by the Singapore Symphony Orchestra, Minister for Culture, Community and Youth Grace Fu said on Sunday at the One Community Fiesta family sports festival held at Jurong Lake Gardens.

Majulah Singapura, which means "onward Singapore", was composed in 1958 by the late local composer Zubir Said as an official song for the city council of Singapore.

When Singapore attained self-governance in 1959, then deputy prime minister Toh Chin Chye expressed interest in the song as it was written in the region’s indigenous language and would appeal to all races.

It was later adapted and formally introduced as Singapore’s national anthem on Dec 3 that year, along with the national flag and the state crest.

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How much money was spent to make this "change"?

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41 minutes ago, Carbon82 said:

For the orchestra version the new wan they stop hitting this...

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The beginning part they remove this instrument. LoL...

I couldnt be bothered with the rest la. 😂

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Nice. The slightly faster beat and very slightly tempo in how the choir sang some part of it, make it more energetic. 

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No wonder many has been complaining it sounds like funeral song... and I don't disagree after watching this new MV!I wonder why it must be in black and white:a-panic:

 

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4 hours ago, Carbon82 said:

No wonder many has been complaining it sounds like funeral song... and I don't disagree after watching this new MV!I wonder why it must be in black and white:a-panic:

 

Can't finish listening to it. My hair stands on its end. What comes to my mind was Taxes/Duties/Levies.. Muahahaha! I'm not even joking.

 

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Wait......you guys do not make fun or national anthem.  OK?

 

Or is it for real???

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On 12/3/2019 at 1:41 PM, Vid said:

How much money was spent to make this "change"?

lol... my same thoughts .

at least 2 commas

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Wow, I can't sing at such orchestra level but quite easy with a poker face and tone :=B: just like good old school days.

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I still like the classic old one which I’ve grown up with ...... its evergreen 

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Perhaps they shouldnt have done it this way. Maybe get a group of 4 youths representing different race to sing the start of the anthem. Since they have rendered the anthem more upbeat, you know, make the mv look more energetic. I think they have used an unsuited singer as a start with the mv in black and white it does look like what a lot of ppl are saying.

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