Sinfoni Melayu (or Sinfoni Malaya) is mentioned in the reference work Contemporary Composers as a symphony composed by Anthony Burgess in 1956, when he was a teacher at Malay College Kuala Kangsar. In his book This Man and Music Burgess himself wrote:
- Sinfoni Melayu, a three-movement symphony which tried to combine the musical elements of the country into a synthetic language which called on native drums and xylophones as well as instruments of the full Western orchestra. The last movement ended with a noble professional theme, rather Elgarian, representing independence. Then, over a drum roll and before the final chord in C major, the audience was to rise and shout "Merdeka!"
The score of the symphony appears to have been lost,  and there is no evidence that it was ever performed, so the only source for its existence is Burgess’s own testimony.
- Contemporary Composers, ed. Brian Morton and Pamela Collins, Chicago and London: St. James Press, 1992 - ISBN 1-55862-085-0
- Anthony Burgess, This Man And Music, New York: McGraw-Hill, 1982 - ISBN 0-07-008964-7
- quoted in Crinson, Mark (2003). Modern Architecture and the End of Empire. Ashgate Publishing. p. 228. ISBN 0-7546-3510-4. page 161
- Phillips, Paul (1999). "The Music of Anthony Burgess". Anthony Burgess Newsletter. The Anthony Burgess Centre, University of Angers. Retrieved 8 June 2011.
- Music 1954-59, International Anthony Burgess Foundation Archived April 12, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.